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    Quote Originally Posted by StringBean View Post
    The most likely reason for the offset localizer is the lack of room for the array at the end of the runway, which basically ends at the beach.

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    the Bean


    That could indeed be it, but sense a LOC is a horizontal unit (correct?) it looks like it wouldn't be an issue unless it was because of the room needed going East to West. I'll look at LittleNavMap again tonight and see. I'm on my laptop atm.

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    So I looked at this more. In LittleNavMap. You can see a small hill about in the path of the LOC, but this is about 2.5 miles out from the threshold and drawing a line right down the center of the runway out to this hill at that point is only about 200' high. At some 2.5 miles out you'd certainly be higher than 200'. So I can't see this hill being the issue and as to why the LOC is offset like that. You can see my line and the hill in this pic from LittleNavMap.

    https://imgur.com/E986CjW




    Now I also looked at this airport with Acme Mapper and I still don't really see why this LOC is off center like it is. Also, I made a line showing that there is plenty of room to place a LOC North or South. In fact, it could go right smack dab in the center of the runway. So it seems perhaps the reason as to why this LOC is off center like it is, is due to that hill. I can't think of any other reason.

    Acme Mapper link: http://mapper.acme.com/?ll=8.11181,9...2018.750007%27




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    If no one can provide a reasonable explanation to this mystery, I may in fact email the airport and ask. LOL!

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    The ocean (which you conveniently cropped away) is VERY close to your yellow line.
    I guess that’s the reason, as Bean already pointed out.

    Wim

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    Here's what appears to be the LOC.










    And here's the ocean.









    There appears to be more than enough room. But now I thought of something. Since the ocean is so close, if during a storm that water creeps up, it could wash over the LOC. So that may be one reason as to why the LOC is placed way up there.

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    The whole layout of the airport from the get go is really stupid. It's as if they didn't plan accordingly. If it's a property issue, then there's immanent domain. Granted, I don't know how they do things in Thailand.
    Last edited by CRJ_simpilot; 03-14-2019 at 11:26 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CRJ_simpilot View Post
    The whole layout of the airport from the get go is really stupid. It's as if they didn't plan accordingly. If it's a property issue, then there's immanent domain. Granted, I don't know how they do things in Thailand.
    The discussion on how airports grow, and eventually no longer fit in their environment, natural or man-made, is an interesting one. I’m sure the Thai aren’t the only ones having trouble with this...

    Wim

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    Yeah, a perfect example would be O'hare.

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