Runway Changes Due To Earth's Magnetic Shift

January 13, 2018 - 4:30 pm

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Eisenhower Nation Airport will have to renumber its runways due to the slow but constant shift in the Earth's magnetic poles that's altered pilots' compass headings.  

Airport officials told members of the Wichita Airport Advisory Board this week that the compass headings of the airport's three runways have shifted six degrees.

The change has prompted the airport to plan to renumber its runways for the first time.

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