tomascubero
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GUA's New RWY Design, Uh Oh...

Wed Nov 01, 2006 6:42 pm

Hey guys,

I was popping through Google Earth and when I went to check out Guatemala's new sectional image, I found this out:

http://img205.imageshack.us/img205/8638/smostslopingrunwayqm9.jpg

Apparently it has been re-designed to make aircraft waste less gas while on the takeoff run, according to the airport authority "We thought that curving smoothly the runway would help with today's high oil prices, and also provide a quicker takeoff time." Our friend from the forums, Carmenlu15 said that the design was great and feels very smoothly when taking off "Its like you don't even feel the runway on takeoff, it is marvelous!"

I can't believe I even had the time to post this  bigthumbsup 

Enjoy  sarcastic 
Tomas.
 
carmenlu15
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RE: GUA's New RWY Design, Uh Oh...

Thu Nov 02, 2006 2:13 am

 rotfl  rotfl  rotfl 

I knew the runway was quite bumpy, but not that bumpy...

Quoting Tomascubero (Thread starter):
Our friend from the forums, Carmenlu15 said that the design was great and feels very smoothly when taking off "Its like you don't even feel the runway on takeoff, it is marvelous!"

It's like riding a rollercoaster, but much more fun!  Wink
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