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(ABC)   Woman is detained at Phoenix' Sky Harbor Airport after her Ford Taurus with one passenger is not cleared for take-off on runway 3 niner. The beverage cart may have been a factor   (abcnews.go.com) divider line 35
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2012-11-16 10:55:36 AM
The woman driver may have been the factor.
 
2012-11-16 11:30:12 AM

DVDave: The woman driver may have been the factor.


It's not her fault, she was listening to her GPS while she was talking on the phone and texting to a friend while eating McDonalds, putting on her make-up and yelling at the kids in the back seat.
 
2012-11-16 11:30:12 AM
What's the airspeed of a fully laden Ford Taurus?
 
2012-11-16 11:31:18 AM
Runway numbers go to 39 now?
 
2012-11-16 11:31:44 AM

cgraves67: What's the airspeed of a fully laden Ford Taurus?


African or European model?
 
2012-11-16 11:31:53 AM

davidphogan: Runway numbers go to 39 now?


New math, maybe?
 
2012-11-16 11:31:55 AM
Its an entirely different kind of driving, altogether.
 
2012-11-16 11:31:59 AM
I remember Sky Harbor when the main terminal was the size of a strip mall so I'm...bored at work.
Gawd, I am sooo bored.
 
2012-11-16 11:33:10 AM
... you still can't get a toenail clipper through the TSA
 
2012-11-16 11:33:55 AM

DarkSoulNoHope: Its an entirely different kind of driving, altogether.


It's an entirely different kind of driving.
 
2012-11-16 11:34:49 AM
Taking off runway 39? I'm impressed. I thought only Bob Hoover could do that.
 
2012-11-16 11:38:03 AM

ChipNASA: DVDave: The woman driver may have been the factor.

It's not her fault, she was listening to her GPS while she was talking on the phone and texting to a friend while eating McDonalds, putting on her make-up and yelling at the kids in the back seat.


You forgot about the iced venti latte (with one Splenda) in her other hand.
 
2012-11-16 11:38:29 AM
cgraves67: "What's the airspeed of a fully laden Ford Taurus?"

It's my understanding that a factory weight of sixteen hundred pounds, plus four passengers and cargo for a total of twenty-one hundred pounds, hitting a roughly thirty degree incline at fifty miles per hour will clear ten feet, easy.

But you should probably go sixty, just to be certain.
 
2012-11-16 11:39:04 AM
Did she forget to put her flaps down?
 
2012-11-16 11:39:07 AM

cgraves67: What's the airspeed of a fully laden Ford Taurus?


I own a Taurus.

About 139 when you drop it off a cliff.
 
2012-11-16 11:41:16 AM

davidphogan: Runway numbers go to 39 now?


Done here.
 
2012-11-16 11:43:55 AM
The white zone is for immediate loading and unloading of passengers only. There is no stopping in a red zone
 
2012-11-16 11:46:46 AM
She should have been driving a lawnmower
 
2012-11-16 11:50:15 AM
Surely she didn't think that was legal?

/yak'em smack'em
 
2012-11-16 11:56:01 AM
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2012-11-16 12:09:12 PM
Apparently, this has become so common that the airport spent $10 million to upgrade its perimeter security and access gates. Looks like the money was not well spent.
 
2012-11-16 12:10:49 PM
As was mentioned before runways are numbered 1-36 depending on their orientation to North. Multiply the number by 10 to convert to degrees.
 
2012-11-16 12:17:15 PM

davidphogan: Runway numbers go to 39 now?


Subby so smart he uses spherical trigonometry.
 
2012-11-16 12:49:33 PM
Looks like she picked the wrong week to quit drinking.
 
2012-11-16 01:01:45 PM

hammettman: Apparently, this has become so common that since 9/11, the airport spent $10 million to upgrade its perimeter security and access gates. Looks like the money was not well spent.


FIFY
 
2012-11-16 01:59:12 PM

DontMakeMeComeBackThere: hammettman: Apparently, this has become so common that since 9/11 The incident was the latest involving vehicles crashing through the airport's gates or fences and getting onto its runways. Sky Harbor spent $10 million to upgrade its perimeter security and access gates after a man being chased by police in 2005 crashed a stolen pickup through a gate and drove onto the runways, passing several jets on a taxiway. In 2003, two teens in a stolen car crashed through a perimeter fence and drove onto the airfield. Both incidents caused brief closure of aircraft operations.the airport spent $10 million to upgrade its perimeter security and access gates. Looks like the money was not well spent.

FIFY


FTFYB
 
2012-11-16 02:24:40 PM

ringersol: cgraves67: "What's the airspeed of a fully laden Ford Taurus?"

It's my understanding that a factory weight of sixteen hundred pounds, plus four passengers and cargo for a total of twenty-one hundred pounds, hitting a roughly thirty degree incline at fifty miles per hour will clear ten feet, easy.

But you should probably go sixty, just to be certain.


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"Look, I just said the car will clear the jump. I didn't say anything about the wheels staying on."
 
2012-11-16 02:24:43 PM
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2012-11-16 02:28:10 PM
If she had a few more minutes, she would have been doing this:
colinfahey.com
 
2012-11-16 03:28:22 PM
Came for the indignant aviation enthusiasts' explanations of why 3-niner isn't a real runway designation.

/satisfied
/3rd gen pilot
 
2012-11-16 04:04:18 PM
Airports aren't secure, they just hold live theater to make you feel secure.

But that's okay because all terrorists will attempt their evil via the terminal, so this incident means nothing.
 
2012-11-16 05:00:16 PM

SquiggsIN: Came for the indignant aviation enthusiasts' explanations of why 3-niner isn't a real runway designation.

/satisfied
/3rd gen pilot


Learn something on Fark everyday. Even when a drunk drives her vehicle onto an airport runway.
 
2012-11-16 05:07:38 PM
Anderson had smashed her Saturn sedan into another gate at a nearby parking lot just minutes before, then continued driving and ended up on an airfield access road, police and Sky Harbor officials said at a press conference on Friday.

Ford Taurus?
 
2012-11-16 10:14:57 PM
38.. 39.. whatever it took
 
2012-11-17 12:58:04 PM

davidphogan: Runway numbers go to 39 now?


they were running out of runway numbers....
 
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