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Odd Runway Signage At STL  
User currently offlineCubsrule From United States of America, joined May 2004, 23148 posts, RR: 20
Posted (7 years 4 months 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 2485 times:

Near the end of 30L, there's a weird pair of signs on either side of the runway. They look like the signs that give the runway length remaining (approximately the same size and placement), but rather than a white number on a black background, they have a yellow circle on the black background. What are these signs? I've not seen them before.


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User currently offlineAdipasqu From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 238 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (7 years 4 months 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 2475 times:

Quoting Cubsrule (Thread starter):
yellow circle on the black background

Indicates the location of the BAK-12 arresting gear.



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User currently offlineCubsrule From United States of America, joined May 2004, 23148 posts, RR: 20
Reply 2, posted (7 years 4 months 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 2463 times:

That would explain why you don't see those signs much, wouldn't it? Thanks.


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User currently offlineAdipasqu From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 238 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (7 years 4 months 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 2453 times:

Quoting Cubsrule (Reply 2):
That would explain why you don't see those signs much, wouldn't it?

Correct. You would probably only ever see it at a joint use military/commercial airport.



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User currently offlineOPNLguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (7 years 4 months 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 2366 times:

Quoting Adipasqu (Reply 3):
You would probably only ever see it at a joint use military/commercial airport.

STL isn't a joint-use airport like CHS, ABQ, and YUM are, but they do have this little outfit on the NW side of the airport that makes F-15s....  Wink


User currently offlineKELPkid From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 6411 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (7 years 4 months 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 2353 times:

Quoting OPNLguy (Reply 4):
STL isn't a joint-use airport like CHS, ABQ, and YUM are, but they do have this little outfit on the NW side of the airport that makes F-15s....

Reminds me of one of my favorite videos from the Cold War era, I believe it was called "Eagle Country." On VHS, it had lots of shots of the McDonnel plant and Operation Red Flag up in Alaska...



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User currently offlineOPNLguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (7 years 4 months 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 2334 times:

Quoting KELPkid (Reply 5):
Reminds me of one of my favorite videos from the Cold War era, I believe it was called "Eagle Country." On VHS, it had lots of shots of the McDonnell plant and Operation Red Flag up in Alaska...

Years ago, I was riding cockpit jumpseat on an Ozark DC-9, and we were position-and-hold on runway 06. There was a F-15 ready to go off one of the 12s, and they cleared him for takeoff. His takeoff roll was next to nothing in length, and he climbed out going straight up, and the DC-9's big eyebrow windows made for good viewing. The F-15 went to 10,000 feet and pitched over on his back, and then rolled 180 degrees, all within the airport boundary fence, and then he headed for McD's test area. Impressive as hell....


User currently offlineBHMNONREV From Australia, joined Aug 2003, 1375 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (7 years 4 months 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 2277 times:

Quoting OPNLguy (Reply 4):
STL isn't a joint-use airport like CHS, ABQ, and YUM are, but they do have this little outfit on the NW side of the airport that makes F-15s....

As you say, not a joint-use facility but the Missouri Air National Guard is a tenant there, flying those same F-15's which were made just across the field. But for how much longer is anyone's guess, they are slated to move under the latest BRAC...


User currently offlineChase From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 1054 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (7 years 4 months 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 2103 times:

Quoting OPNLguy (Reply 6):
Years ago

Yeah, my father recently told me about a time when he worked at Ozark, there was a Canadian Air Force a/c at STL for some reason. When departing, the pilot did a barrel roll *immediately* after takeoff, presumably "just because he could". Bet it was cool to see!


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