Quoting linked article,reply0: Despite the icy conditions, Airport Director Terry Slaybaugh says it was still safe for the pilot to land. The airport does not use salt on its runways, crews use sand instead. Slaybaugh says sometimes that is still not enough to prevent the runways from icing over
I guess this is because of the damage salt will do to the metals on an a/c, or is it a FOD issue, or a little bit of both? Or did LHMARK bogart all of the salt in the Greater Crapchester Area (which consists of about 5 square city blocks) to use in his margaritas? Or did the city not get any due to the Spirit of Ontario suspending service early?
JetBluefan1 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 3146 posts, RR: 12
Reply 7, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 4594 times:
Does this have anything to do with the fact that ROC is currently experiencing long taxi delays? My sister's B6 flights pushed back at 6:15 and still hasn't departed and it's now 6:50. Whenever I fly B6 out of ROC I'm in the air within five minutes of push-back.