Royal River Field (KRRF)

Another airport that I simply built in XP10 WorldEditor for the heck of it, Royal River Field is located in North Yarmouth, running adjacent to both Sligo Rd. and the Pan Am Railways main line, and consists of a primary north-south runway and a secondary east-west runway.

Here are the basics:

Runway 17/35 – 8,000 feet x 152 feet

Runway 08/26 – 2,948 feet x 75 feet

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Here is where Royal River Field – particularly its runways – would exist in the real world.

While 8,000 feet isn’t super long by runway standards, it is capable of enduring heavy arrivals and departures. As such, I try to utilize it from time to time, and often imagine myself landing a widebody over the woods of North Yarmouth.

 

Royal River Field (KRRF) – Cork (EICK) | DY788

While one wouldn’t think of operating a transatlantic flight originating or departing at a random airport out in the middle of the woods, I figured it would be fun. As such, I decided that yet another Norwegian 787 run to Europe would be fun.

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KRRF – EICK

 

Poland Range Airport (KPRA) – Royal River Field (KRRF) | WN738

A flight flown between two entirely fictitious airports, this was a fun one. Poland Range Airport (would be) around the corner from my childhood home (if it existed).

(Please note: the crazy characteristics of this flight would never happen in real life – I set the payload at 768 pounds and gave the plane enough fuel to basically get up and down, as the airports are approximately six miles apart). Regardless, the rush of getting a 737-800 up and airborne on a runway that is approximately 2,200 feet was certainly thrilling

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KPRA – KRRF.

 

Dublin (EIDW) – Royal River Field (KRRF) | AA332

Having enjoyed my experience on the American A330-200 on my trip to Miami this past winter so much, I decided that the first inbound transatlantic flight to RRF should be operated by said aircraft. As such, I flew from Dublin to North Yarmouth, and flew the fun visual approach to Runway 17.

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EIDW – KRRF