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Old April 14th, 2012, 12:15 PM   #11074 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by The_Chief View Post
Well, the article stated that it will need a 3.5 kilometer runway to build up enough lift to leave the ground. But landing that thing off-center? Serious pucker factor...
A 3.5 kilometer runway is less 12,000 feet. That's a normal "long" runway. Denver even has a 16,000 foot runway.

Length isn't the problem (calm down BB) it's the width I'd be worried about. As you mentioned, landing off-center would require off-center runway markings for the pilot to aim for. The other thing? Crosswind landings would be a b****!
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