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Chiang Rai - A Contender for Best Ever Use of an Airport Runway

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Chiang Rai - A Contender for Best Ever Use of an Airport Runway

Chiang Rai Old Airport. It's a must-see hive of activity, especially around sunset....

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Re: Chiang Rai - A Contender for Best Ever Use of an Airport Runway

@paulk Nice photographs.. 

Is this runway Unused for aircraft or open for all... 

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Re: Chiang Rai - A Contender for Best Ever Use of an Airport Runway

Thanks for your interest.

 

The landing strip is now solely used for recreation purposes. Thai Air Force continue to oversee the property and the claim is it could be reopened if there were an emergency situation. 

 

I have no idea if the reopening aspect is actual fact or merely urban myth.

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Re: Chiang Rai - A Contender for Best Ever Use of an Airport Runway

I admire how everyone is making some kind of excercise! There are no excuses. Thanks for sharing this

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