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DFW Airport is larger than the island of Manhattan.

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  • DFW Airport is second largest in acreage (18,076.297 (7,318 hectares or 29.8 square miles) among US airports. (Denver is first.)
  • DFW Airport is larger than the island of Manhattan.
  • DFW could contain New York’s JFK, Chicago’ O’Hare, and Los Angeles International airports with room to spare.
  • DFW Airport covers parts of four cities and two counties: The cities are Coppell, Grapevine, Euless & Irving and the counties are Dallas & Tarrant.
  • May 15, 1989 – Space shuttle Atlantis is piggybacked into DFW on May 16. It was the first landing by a space shuttle at a commercial airport
  • The fossilized bones of a marine reptile, or plesiosaur, were found during the preliminary excavation of the airport. They are now on display in the airport’s Central Utilities Plant.
  • DFW Airport has 40,000 parking spaces
  • 95% of the domestic United States is within four hours flying time of DFW
  • DFW is the only airport in the world with 7 operational runways. (Verified w/ICAO. O’Hare also has seven, but one is not operational.)
  • Maximum simultaneous take-offs – 4
  • Maximum simultaneous landings – 3
  • Average number of take-offs & landings – 1100 of each per day
  • DFW has three DVORDME Doppler radar towers. They are named Maverick, Cowboy and Ranger.
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Written by hammer

November 3, 2011 at 3:33 am

Posted in Imitates, Life

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