a380900
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Incredible Runway Revamping In FRA

Fri Apr 30, 2004 8:15 am

The way they are rebuilding the runway in Frankfurt is incredible, see the article.

http://www.iht.com/cgi-bin/generic.cgi?template=articleprint.tmplh&ArticleId=517678
 
777ualsfo
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RE: Incredible Runway Revamping In FRA

Fri Apr 30, 2004 9:08 am

You gotta love those German engineers....
 
N243NW
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RE: Incredible Runway Revamping In FRA

Fri Apr 30, 2004 9:29 am

Thanks a lot; I found that article very interesting, especially how it answered my doubts about the asphalt's strength and drying time. Found this picture of the progress as of late March.

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LAN767Andres
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RE: Incredible Runway Revamping In FRA

Fri Apr 30, 2004 9:59 am

Man, amazing how those engineers work!
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ua777222
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RE: Incredible Runway Revamping In FRA

Fri Apr 30, 2004 10:11 am

Your not kidding.....

"but its only 50ft..."

Well that's 1,500 feet and all of it is ready to use the next day..

I would love to be a pilot that flyes in and out of there. My a/c would work the new runway in and as time passes the runway gets newer and longer. Kinda like a chia pet...


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SailorOrion
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RE: Incredible Runway Revamping In FRA

Fri Apr 30, 2004 2:15 pm

How many pilots out there know that they're rolling over several bombs when they are during takeoff roll? Big grin

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