SWA TPA From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 1560 posts, RR: 32 Posted (11 years 2 months 1 week 11 hours ago) and read 2131 times:
Hello fellow A.Netters!
My husband swears there is an airport somewhere that has a runway that has a regular road crossing it. He thinks it has a gate or signal or something that stops the traffic when a plane is present.
I have never heard of this. Have ya'll?? If you have where is this located? He has been bugging me for 2 days now to post this question ! Thought I would make him happy and ask you experts
Pe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19466 posts, RR: 51
Reply 2, posted (11 years 2 months 1 week 10 hours ago) and read 2099 times:
The road between Spain and Gibraltar crosses the runway, not far at all from the small terminal building. It's quite exciting, really, to cross a runway by foot (or car, or bus, whatever). During my visit, I (like everyone else) had to wait while a small 'plane landed and vacated the runway. It'd have been extremely fun and exciting if it had been a MON Airbus!
[Edited 2004-08-06 00:49:23]
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SWA TPA From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 1560 posts, RR: 32
Reply 8, posted (11 years 2 months 1 week 10 hours ago) and read 2038 times:
Oh thats great! I was just searching for a pic of it but couldnt find one because dummy here (me) was spelling Gibraltar wrong
Thanks again! What a neat place. Can you imagine if they tried that here in the USA? "I think I can make it across before the plane hits me!" People are always getting smucked by trains doing that silly move!
Tom in NO From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 7194 posts, RR: 31
Reply 9, posted (11 years 2 months 1 week 10 hours ago) and read 2010 times:
Does the Coast Guard still have that base across North Harbor Drive from SAN? There was a taxiway (and I'm thinking signal lights, as well) that marked the taxi route across North Harbor to the airfield at SAN.
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