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Odd Runway Signage At STL

Tue Jun 26, 2007 12:41 pm

Near the end of 30L, there's a weird pair of signs on either side of the runway. They look like the signs that give the runway length remaining (approximately the same size and placement), but rather than a white number on a black background, they have a yellow circle on the black background. What are these signs? I've not seen them before.
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RE: Odd Runway Signage At STL

Tue Jun 26, 2007 12:45 pm

Quoting Cubsrule (Thread starter):
yellow circle on the black background

Indicates the location of the BAK-12 arresting gear.
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RE: Odd Runway Signage At STL

Tue Jun 26, 2007 12:49 pm

That would explain why you don't see those signs much, wouldn't it? Thanks.
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RE: Odd Runway Signage At STL

Tue Jun 26, 2007 12:53 pm

Quoting Cubsrule (Reply 2):
That would explain why you don't see those signs much, wouldn't it?

Correct. You would probably only ever see it at a joint use military/commercial airport.
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RE: Odd Runway Signage At STL

Tue Jun 26, 2007 2:08 pm

Quoting Adipasqu (Reply 3):
You would probably only ever see it at a joint use military/commercial airport.

STL isn't a joint-use airport like CHS, ABQ, and YUM are, but they do have this little outfit on the NW side of the airport that makes F-15s....  Wink
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RE: Odd Runway Signage At STL

Tue Jun 26, 2007 2:14 pm

Quoting OPNLguy (Reply 4):
STL isn't a joint-use airport like CHS, ABQ, and YUM are, but they do have this little outfit on the NW side of the airport that makes F-15s....

Reminds me of one of my favorite videos from the Cold War era, I believe it was called "Eagle Country." On VHS, it had lots of shots of the McDonnel plant and Operation Red Flag up in Alaska...
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RE: Odd Runway Signage At STL

Tue Jun 26, 2007 2:35 pm

Quoting KELPkid (Reply 5):
Reminds me of one of my favorite videos from the Cold War era, I believe it was called "Eagle Country." On VHS, it had lots of shots of the McDonnell plant and Operation Red Flag up in Alaska...

Years ago, I was riding cockpit jumpseat on an Ozark DC-9, and we were position-and-hold on runway 06. There was a F-15 ready to go off one of the 12s, and they cleared him for takeoff. His takeoff roll was next to nothing in length, and he climbed out going straight up, and the DC-9's big eyebrow windows made for good viewing. The F-15 went to 10,000 feet and pitched over on his back, and then rolled 180 degrees, all within the airport boundary fence, and then he headed for McD's test area. Impressive as hell....
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RE: Odd Runway Signage At STL

Tue Jun 26, 2007 4:35 pm

Quoting OPNLguy (Reply 4):
STL isn't a joint-use airport like CHS, ABQ, and YUM are, but they do have this little outfit on the NW side of the airport that makes F-15s....

As you say, not a joint-use facility but the Missouri Air National Guard is a tenant there, flying those same F-15's which were made just across the field. But for how much longer is anyone's guess, they are slated to move under the latest BRAC...
 
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RE: Odd Runway Signage At STL

Wed Jun 27, 2007 12:12 am

Quoting OPNLguy (Reply 6):
Years ago

Yeah, my father recently told me about a time when he worked at Ozark, there was a Canadian Air Force a/c at STL for some reason. When departing, the pilot did a barrel roll *immediately* after takeoff, presumably "just because he could". Bet it was cool to see!

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