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User currently offlineBoingGoingGone From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 1996 times:

http://www.floatinc.com/SFIAProposal.pdf

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User currently offlineGoboeing From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 2682 posts, RR: 14
Reply 1, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 1923 times:

$741 million doesn't seem that expensive considering PHL spent something like $200 million on one 5000 foot runway, and it wasn't even floating.

Nick


User currently offlineBoingGoingGone From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 1874 times:

Commercial aircraft don't have tailhooks. That moving PAPI and constantly shifting glideslope would be a hell a fun!

User currently offlineN844AA From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1352 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 1854 times:

Well, one of those proposals was for a stationary platform. Granted, it was a quarter of a billion dollars more than the semi-free-floating one, but in either case, glideslope wackiness would probably not be part of the equation -- how many airliners make six-hour final approaches? -- and tailhooks certainly would not. Remember, the platform only moves with the tide (or perhaps a tsunami, in which case approaching planes would probably be diverting far, far away.)

I have no idea if this plan is feasible, but it would not seem to be unfeasible for the reasons you mentioned.



New airplanes, new employees, low fares, all touchy-feely ... all of them are losers. -Gordon Bethune
User currently offlineBoingGoingGone From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 1592 times:

Okay... For starters...

1. The Taxiway Ovals are open... Big problem.

2. They suggest supporting the cost of the project by turning the area under the runway into parking (terrorist invite).

3. It's only been applied in a bay. Their most recent proposal is to build it 3.5 miles off the coast of San Diego. Keep in mind, the waves out there are anywhere from 5-10 feet in height, rolling constantly.

4. To get to the airport, they propose a floating tunnel. Um... Yeah.. Okay

5. They want to put it in the middle of a whale migration route.

6. Oops! We over ran the runway, but it's not 50' deep, it's 500' deep.



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