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Strange R/W Obstructions  
User currently offlineCmchardyfl From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2002, 175 posts, RR: 1
Posted (13 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 815 times:

Hi Guys

I was just wandering if any pilots or airport personel have experienced any strange runway, taxiway or ramp obstructions. Ive heard of or encountered my own fair few.
I was getting lined up on R/W 30 at Stuart, Witham Field, when out of the corner of my right eye i noticed what looked like a beaver run under my right wing and start tearing down the centre of the runway. It took the tower a minute to understand what I was trying to tell them before they dispatched a car to chase the poor thing back into a ditch. A GV had to go around and all because of a beaver!!
After landing at Marathon Airport on the Keys, I was just exiting the runway when I noticed a back pack lying on the runway. God knows how that fell out of a plane as you would expect someone to notice if a door was open.
Finally, a friend from school was in the pattern at Pahokee when he noticed a large dark object lying in the centre of the runway. As he got closer, he saw it was a huge alligator basking in the sun!!
Has anyone else experienced strange obstructions. Please share.


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User currently offlinePmk From United States of America, joined May 1999, 664 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (13 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day ago) and read 794 times:

I saw a deer once...

User currently offlineLeftypilot79 From United States of America, joined Jun 2002, 455 posts, RR: 6
Reply 2, posted (13 years 10 months 2 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 777 times:

Couple coyotes.....but never an ALLIGATOR. My gosh...that must have been interesting. Does anyone have any pics of runway obstructions?


User currently offlineCx flyboy From Hong Kong, joined Dec 1999, 6805 posts, RR: 55
Reply 3, posted (13 years 10 months 2 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 772 times:

I've seen dogs, boxes, bit's of airplane, bricks (!).

User currently offlineCmchardyfl From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2002, 175 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (13 years 10 months 2 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 762 times:

I dont have any pics as whenever anything interesting appears and Im flying, the camera is never on hand or the circumstances arent ideal to get the camera. However, I do leave the camera on the right seat in order to get a quick snap of anything interesting. I started doing it after a few trips flying into Miami international in a PA 28! The amount of times I could have taken a fantastic air to air, or more idealy, the person in the right seat taken the pic are numerous. Normally I get vectored right out until the traffic calms down and I have seen fantastic aircraft pass by on a base leg for RW 9L or right. A very memorable LH 747 400 as just one of them!

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