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The Hazards Of Cold Weather

Mon Dec 31, 2001 4:44 am


how do airports de-ice the runways?? over here today it was getting icy by 6:30 pm!!

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RE: The Hazards Of Cold Weather

Mon Dec 31, 2001 4:46 am

They put salt on it ahead of time and if that doesn't work then they put a special liquid on it I think.
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RE: The Hazards Of Cold Weather

Mon Dec 31, 2001 5:08 am

Yesterday me and a friend (Herbman) get stucked for two hours at FRA because of heavy snowfalls. From the terminal and later from the plane we saw that approx. 15-25 plow trucks try to keep the runways snow free but only one of three was open for take offs. Also the airport fire department where standing on every runway in case of an emergancy.

See also Herbman`s trip report from our last mileage run this year at:

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RE: The Hazards Of Cold Weather

Mon Dec 31, 2001 5:12 am

A side note...but jet engines love cold weather.
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RE: The Hazards Of Cold Weather

Tue Jan 01, 2002 1:37 pm

Sweepers, plows, blowers, Urea and Sand spreaders.

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