New Zealand has a thing for railway tracks. On the north-west coast of South Island we came across a bridge over a river. It was a one-lane bridge accommodating car traffic in both directions plus a train, each to the exclusion of all others. Nearby is a roundabout bisected by a train track. It's a slight anticlimax in itself, but has wonderful road signage.Gisborne has a 4000' strip. I'd be very tempted to pretend it was 2000' and aggressively short-field it so I never had to worry about the intersection of nosewheel and tracks. -- D
that has to win the record for "shortest time between posting and first comment !"With regard to the runway length, yeah I agree , short field combined with best climb angle to get over any passing locomotives!
Gibralter airport has a main road cutting across the runwayhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gibraltar_International_Airport orhttp://www.amusingplanet.com/2011/11/gibraltar-airport-worlds-only-airport.html
cars can swerve and brake in a relatively short distance, trains .....not so much ;)
I saw the debris field of a camper van that thought he could beat the plane that was landing
ouch, hope the plane was okay!
Nothing a feather duster couldn't fix
I've never flown to Gisborne, but I have driven past the airport. Funnily enough its one of the few places I've come across where Trains actually have to give way, and Gisborne ATC has access to lighting signals to stop trains when aircraft are on approach.