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Features April 2017 Issue

Displacement Effect

KORE initially got significant displaced thresholds for both ends of Runways 14 and 32 (above). After a few adjustments things weren’t quite so severe (right).

Displacement Effect

When the paint and the pavement can’t agree on the runway length, what happens to the instrument approach? We’re glad you asked.

Displaced thresholds are just for landing in the direction of the displacement. So back in 2008 when the 4800-foot runway was displaced 1500 feet from both ends, the landing distance either way was 3300 feet. You may roll out, or even touch down and stop, on the displacement for the opposite direction.

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