Honolulu, HNL runway 8R

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    Honolulu International Airport has four major runways. The principal runway designated 8R/26L, also known as the Reef Runway, is the world's first major runway constructed entirely offshore. Completed in 1977, the Reef Runway is a designated alternate landing site for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration space shuttle program in association with Hickam Air Force Base, which shares Honolulu International Airport's airfield operations. (Courtesy of wikipedia.org)

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    1. kla4067 92 months ago | reply

      We were on the base leg for landing on 8L (not visible in the shot).

    2. ucumari 91 months ago | reply

      WOW ! great shot! Didn't know they had one out in the water like that!

    3. kla4067 91 months ago | reply

      ucumari: Thank you for your comments. I've added some information about the runway from wikipedia.org

    4. GoodMoon 90 months ago | reply

      Exellent image in every way!

    5. kla4067 90 months ago | reply

      Thank you for your kind comment.

    6. ucumari 90 months ago | reply

      Thanks for the very interesting info!

    7. schworer 89 months ago | reply

      It's an alternate landing site for the space shuttle...I had no idea.

    8. MacEnsteph 80 months ago | reply

      Wonderful shot!

    9. Aerophile 67 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Runways, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

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    11. nikonkell Kelly Wade Photography 61 months ago | reply

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    12. nikonkell Kelly Wade Photography 61 months ago | reply

      Aloha! Great Shot...Thanks for sharing.


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    13. i8z 59 months ago | reply

      Cool photo.

    14. andwhatsnext 56 months ago | reply

      Very cool shot!

    15. Tom Steele Photography 52 months ago | reply

      Seems like I remember always arriving on 8L and departing on 8R when arriving and departing for the mainland.

    16. rsanchez.roberto1 45 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Pistas de aterrizaje / Runways, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    17. CantThinkOfDopeName 41 months ago | reply

      Yay! I guessed correctly on SkyscraperCity's daily city.

    18. allgnatural 38 months ago | reply

      beautiful colors!

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