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Arresting Devices At BHX  
User currently offlineNwfltattendant From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 341 posts, RR: 4
Posted (10 years 3 months 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 1459 times:

I was looking at this picture at BHX, and noticed a wire 'devide' at the end of the runway, presumably for arresting purposes of errant aircraft. Is this what its used for ???

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User currently offlineGeoffm From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 2111 posts, RR: 6
Reply 1, posted (10 years 3 months 6 days ago) and read 1325 times:

I'm not sure that would stop even a 737. If it is at the railway end of the runway, it is probably a set of trip wires which send an alarm to the signalbox. Southend and Gatwick have similar systems.

Geoff M.


User currently offlineBHX33R From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2004, 25 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (10 years 3 months 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 1257 times:

The "arrester" device is the ILS for runway 33. The control tower at BHX does have the facility to turn the signals on the railway line to red and stop trains from using the piece of track at the end of the runway at the press of a button.

BHX33R


User currently offlineNwfltattendant From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 341 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (10 years 3 months 5 days ago) and read 1152 times:

OK...

sounds like a lot of airport specific info here. It seemed rather odd to see those things out at the end of the runway.



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User currently offlineBHX33R From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2004, 25 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (10 years 3 months 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 1097 times:

It's nothing out of the ordinary, just a perspective thing from where the photograph was taken.

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