QUIZ: UK Runway Roulette

Question 1 of 10

Manchester Airport's two runways are designated 23L/05R and 23R/05L, but what were they designated prior to 2007?

23R/05L and 23L/05R
24R/06L and 24L/06R
22R/04L and 22L/04R
25R/07L and 25L/07R

Question 2 of 10

London Heathrow once boasted no fewer than six runways - and there were plans in 1946 for this number to grow to nine - but what shape did the runways resemble?

A hexagon
The Ordnance Survey maps symbol for a church with a tower
A Star of David
The outline of Mikhail Gorbachev's birthmark

Question 3 of 10

How many UK airports have two runways?

Three
Four
Five
Six

Question 4 of 10

And which airports are they?

Heathrow, Manchester and Gatwick
Heathrow, Manchester, Edinburgh, Belfast and Gatwick
Heathrow, Manchester, Edinburgh and Gatwick
Heathrow, Manchester, Stansted and Gatwick

Question 5 of 10

Heathrow is famous for its two east-west runways, but how many other major UK airports boast a Runway 09/27?

Four
Five
Six
Nine

Question 6 of 10

Birmingham's runway was extended between 2012 and 2014, but how is it orientated?

15/33
08/26
14/32
17/35

Question 7 of 10

Why can Gatwick currently only use one of its two runways at once?

They're too close together
They intersect at 90 degrees
Great crested newts live close to 08L/26R
Because Stone Cold said so

Question 8 of 10

Rank the following airports in terms of runway length (longest to shortest): Gatwick, London/Heathrow, Manchester, Prestwick

Heathrow, Gatwick, Prestwick, Manchester
Prestwick, Heathrow, Gatwick, Manchester
Heathrow, Manchester, Gatwick, Prestwick
Heathrow, Gatwick, Manchester, Prestwick

Question 9 of 10

Gatwick, Bournemouth and Luton all share the same runway orientation, but which?

05/23
06/24
07/25
08/26

Question 10 of 10

How long is Heathrow's longest runway - 09L/27R - in feet?

13,799ft
12,799ft
12,699ft
11,001ft

You got correct!

Oh dear, oh dear! What's Dan the Van going to say when he sees this?

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Not bad, not bad, there's room for improvement though!

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Not too shabby! A respectable effort there!

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Flipping heck! I think we both know what your specialist subject would be if you ever went on Mastermind...