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Thank the Planet's Shifty Magnetic Poles For Runway Renaming

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Airport runway designations are based on their magnetic headings, and the planet's magnetic poles can move.

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For decades, pilots heading into or out of Wichita Eisenhower National Airport in southeast Kansas have had three runways to choose from: 1L/19R, 1R/19L, and 14/32.

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