Luisde8cd From Pitcairn Islands, joined Aug 2004, 2525 posts, RR: 32
Reply 2, posted (8 years 4 months 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 1074 times:
Quoting AlitaliaMD11 (Reply 1): Yes sir, unfortunately they are. To my knowaldge they are doing this to both sides of the runways which means that in the future no Maho Beach
I don't think that statement is quite true. What I know (told by employees and spotters at the sunset beach bar last month when I was there) is that the runway extension is taking place on runway 27 which is the one shown in the pic. They are reclaiming land from Simpson's Lagoon, which is a dutch especiallity by the way...
There's no way to extend the runway at the Maho Beach side, simply because the road between the beach and the runway is the only road access to that part of the island. There's plenty of space to reclaim at the other side of the airport by the lagoon.
DeltaWings From Switzerland, joined Aug 2004, 1294 posts, RR: 18
Reply 4, posted (8 years 4 months 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 891 times:
Quoting BuyantUkhaa (Reply 3): Quoting Luisde8cd (Reply 2):
There's no way to extend the runway at the Maho Beach side, simply because the road between the beach and the runway is the only road access to that part of the island.
Mabe they will build an underground acess road to the other side. Dreadful. I hope this never happens
Homer: Marge, it takes two to lie. One to lie and one to listen.