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Google Earth: Pink Blotches On Airport Gate Stands  
User currently offlineBA From United States of America, joined May 2000, 11153 posts, RR: 59
Posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 4449 times:

With the recent high resolution imagery update in Google Earth, many new airports were added.

I noticed these pink blotches in several of the gate stands in Beirut airport. Does anyone have any idea what they are? What's interesting is they are only on the outer gates.


I have checked other airports in the region including Damascus and Amman and none have these pink blotches.

Could it be some kind of chemical used for cleaning the stands?


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User currently offlineGoldenshield From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 6003 posts, RR: 14
Reply 1, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 4431 times:

Those look like the surface of the jet bridge "danger" area.


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User currently offlineJetmatt777 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 2774 posts, RR: 33
Reply 2, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 4403 times:

Quoting Goldenshield (Reply 1):

That's what I was thinking...definatley the 'danger' area.

-Matt  Smile



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User currently offlineOHLHD From Finland, joined Dec 2004, 3962 posts, RR: 25
Reply 3, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 4168 times:

Anti / Deicing Fluid could be one reason.

User currently offlineLewis From Greece, joined Jul 1999, 3623 posts, RR: 5
Reply 4, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 4157 times:

Quoting OHLHD (Reply 3):
Anti / Deicing Fluid could be one reason.

In Beirut????


User currently offlineLincoln From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 3887 posts, RR: 8
Reply 5, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 4079 times:

Quoting Goldenshield (Reply 1):
Those look like the surface of the jet bridge "danger" area.

Add a thrid vote to "danger area". If you look at ONT (one airport where I'm positive that I've seen the "Danger" area marked, you can see the same general pattern (just fainter)



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User currently offlineOHLHD From Finland, joined Dec 2004, 3962 posts, RR: 25
Reply 6, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 4062 times:

Quoting Lewis (Reply 4):
In Beirut????

During winter in can be chilly afaik and you even have snow in the mountains.
This is why I suggest it.


User currently offlineGoldenshield From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 6003 posts, RR: 14
Reply 7, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 4003 times:

Quoting Lincoln (Reply 5):
Add a thrid vote to "danger area". If you look at ONT (one airport where I'm positive that I've seen the "Danger" area marked, you can see the same general pattern (just fainter)

The danger areas at ONT are striped instead of solid, but it's the same general idea. When HA came to ONT with the 767-300, they had to modify the jet bridge to operate outside of the safety area, as the first time it pulled into the gate, the rampers had to pull the plane 15 feet forward in order to be able to connect it to 2L. This was before Delta brought in their 767-300's.



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User currently offlineBA From United States of America, joined May 2000, 11153 posts, RR: 59
Reply 8, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 3883 times:

Thanks for the feedback, I believe those of you who say that they are the "danger" areas of the jetbridges are correct.

However, this does raise one interesting question though. Why don't the inner gates (gates 7-18) have the "danger" areas?

Quoting OHLHD (Reply 3):
Anti / Deicing Fluid could be one reason.

There are no deicing systems in Beirut.

Quoting OHLHD (Reply 6):
During winter in can be chilly afaik and you even have snow in the mountains.

Beirut in the winter gets wet and muggy, but not cold enough to the point that there is a high level of freezing.

It does snow in the mountains at the high altitudes.

Regards



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User currently offlineGoldenshield From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 6003 posts, RR: 14
Reply 9, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 3819 times:

Quoting BA (Reply 8):
However, this does raise one interesting question though. Why don't the inner gates (gates 7-18) have the "danger" areas?

Since those inner jetways are all parallel with the terminal, it would be en educated guess that these gates are fixed, with only 2 ways of travel: up/down, and a telescoping section that would need precise positioning of the aircraft on it's stop line. PHX, and DCA have similar bridges.



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User currently offlineBA From United States of America, joined May 2000, 11153 posts, RR: 59
Reply 10, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 3793 times:

Quoting Goldenshield (Reply 9):
Since those inner jetways are all parallel with the terminal, it would be en educated guess that these gates are fixed, with only 2 ways of travel: up/down, and a telescoping section that would need precise positioning of the aircraft on it's stop line. PHX, and DCA have similar bridges.

You're right, they actually are fixed jetbridges.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v168/mea707/beyamm/100_0081.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v168/mea707/beyamm/100_0085.jpg

You know quite a bit about jetbridges.  Smile Are you a ramp agent?



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User currently offlineDIA From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 3273 posts, RR: 28
Reply 11, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 3764 times:

You can see a bit of a closer look at it in this photo...to the left.
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Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Chadi Kassas




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User currently offlineLincoln From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 3887 posts, RR: 8
Reply 12, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 3689 times:

Quoting BA (Reply 10):
You're right, they actually are fixed jetbridges.

And you can see in the picture, even the fixed jet bridges have danger area markings... they're just smaller  Smile

Lincoln



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User currently offlineGoldenshield From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 6003 posts, RR: 14
Reply 13, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 3618 times:

Quoting BA (Reply 10):
You know quite a bit about jetbridges. Are you a ramp agent?

I was during my tenure at my former employer.



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User currently offlineBA From United States of America, joined May 2000, 11153 posts, RR: 59
Reply 14, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 3440 times:

Quoting DIA (Reply 11):
You can see a bit of a closer look at it in this photo...to the left.

Indeed, thanks for that.

For some reason I never realized that the jetbridge danger zone would be so obvious and clear from an aerial image.



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User currently offlineDIA From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 3273 posts, RR: 28
Reply 15, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 3407 times:

Quoting BA (Reply 14):
For some reason I never realized that the jetbridge danger zone would be so obvious and clear from an aerial image.

Reminds me of those tile-murals on the floor of Concourse A at DIA...you can't make out what they are until you go to one of the floors above...and even at that I still can't make out what some of them are supposed to be.



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