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KZ Jicarilla runway in New Mexico is 7500 FT in length and 65-75 FT wide. It’s big enough for the largest of military transport craft according to the aircraft restriction published from the DOD. The size or the runway itself is comparable to a regional and very close to a few of the international runways. The runway in question is labeled the Jicarilla Apache Nation Airport, to the right or east & southeast of the runway is the Jicarilla Apache Indian Reservation. It’s listed as a public airport on the last link, the info states the main gate is locked at all times and it appears provides the combination for the lock.
The design of the aircraft allows it to operate through small, austere airfields. The C-17 can take off and land on runways as short as 3,500 feet (1,064 meters) and only 90 feet wide (27.4 meters). Even on such narrow runways, the C-17 can turn around using a three-point star turn and its backing capability.
Originally posted by RemoveTheWool
reply to post by whaaa
Thanks for the reply, makes sense except oil and natural gas is not transported by air. I did a search and natural gas has been a key factor of the Apache Nation since 1953. Here is the link if interested. Still the length and width of the runway seems unusual to me. Unless it is for the execs of the gas companies, although most private jets only need a minimum of 3000 feet for landing and take off. Once again thank you, I learned some facts of the Apache Nation I was unaware of.