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Tire Marks On Runways  
User currently offlineUA752 From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 142 posts, RR: 2
Posted (12 years 12 months 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 2633 times:

Its clear to see that most all runways are very dirty with tire markings. Are runways ever "cleaned" off per say? I would imagine that its important that the things that are painted white (i.e. center line, distance markers, thresh hold, etc) should obviosly be clearly visible. Does it ever even get to a point where the white needs to be cleaned or even re-painted? If so, how often is this necessary?

As always, thanks again....

MSN

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User currently offlineStaffan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (12 years 12 months 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 2547 times:

They closed 07R/25L at BRU during a few days in the summer and I read somewhere that they did maintenance and cleared away tiremarks, strange since it's a tarmach runway??

Staffan


User currently offlineIMissPiedmont From United States of America, joined May 2001, 6305 posts, RR: 33
Reply 2, posted (12 years 12 months 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 2522 times:

It's not the marks that are the problem. When the rubber starts getting built up it does have to be removed. Believe it or not, what you see as mere marks can build to about an inch thick before it must be removed. Not a whole lot of traction on solid rubber.


Damn, this website is getting worse daily.
User currently offlineStaffan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (12 years 12 months 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 2465 times:

I sure hope they recycle it!  Big thumbs up

User currently offlineSharpnfuzzy From Canada, joined Jun 2001, 570 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (12 years 12 months 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 2432 times:

You can't recycle tire rubber because it's vulcanized Sleepy

User currently offlineStaffan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (12 years 12 months 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 2419 times:

So what do they do with it, grind it down and feed it to animals??

User currently offlineKaiTakFan From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 1588 posts, RR: 6
Reply 6, posted (12 years 12 months 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 2415 times:

Ya ever ate at McDonalds at LAX??? if not go do so and you will find out where that rubber is going!

Cheers!
Brian


User currently offlineStaffan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (12 years 12 months 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 2401 times:

Hahaha!!  Big thumbs up

User currently offlineIhadapheo From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 6027 posts, RR: 55
Reply 8, posted (12 years 12 months 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 2377 times:

what about Trojans they could use the rubber


Pray hard but pray with care For the tears that you are crying now Are just your answered prayers
User currently offlineJwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 19
Reply 9, posted (12 years 12 months 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 2369 times:

Ever seen those black fake-wood garden-benches? Those are made of recycled rubber and plastics.


I wish I were flying
User currently offlineBacardi182 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 1088 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (12 years 12 months 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 2310 times:

or athletic surfaces are made form recylced rubber. But when was the last time one of us ran on a track  Smile

User currently offlineLeftseat86 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (12 years 12 months 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 2282 times:

KaiTakFan! LOL  Big thumbs up
The best fast food at LAX is the In-n-Out by the 24R Approach Lights. Great food, great service, and great noise!


User currently offlineMilldoh From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (12 years 12 months 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 2270 times:

there's an article here that talks about cleaning the runways at ewr:

http://www.airliners.net/discussions/general_aviation/read.main/529495/4/


User currently offlineFSPilot747 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 3599 posts, RR: 12
Reply 13, posted (12 years 12 months 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 2261 times:

Theres an In-n-out next to RWY 24R?!?!?! Wow!

That's awesome. My next weekend off, I'm soooo going there  Big thumbs up! (i hope).

take care,
FSPilot747


User currently offlineFrancoflier From France, joined Oct 2001, 3790 posts, RR: 11
Reply 14, posted (12 years 11 months 4 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 2190 times:

What I like about those marks is looking at those weird ones whenever I land or T.O. and steer out of the r/w.

Some start very late down the runway, quite abruptly, are very dark and sometimes go zigzagging all over the place... Then I try to imagine how this landing looked like.

At our hub's runway, I saw a new first officer leaving the very first marks on the runway, meters before any other marks, and about 2 meters after where the concrete starts. I was in the plane, powerlessly seated in the jumpseat, and wow, my buttocks kinda hurted a bit for the following hour...
If you're gonna kill those blowers on the flare and the plane is heavy and slow, PLEASE, PULL THE YOKE!!!!!

Regards, all.

FC.



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