DVDave: The woman driver may have been the factor.
cgraves67: What's the airspeed of a fully laden Ford Taurus?
davidphogan: Runway numbers go to 39 now?
DarkSoulNoHope: Its an entirely different kind of driving, altogether.
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.
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.
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
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.
SquiggsIN: Came for the indignant aviation enthusiasts' explanations of why 3-niner isn't a real runway designation./satisfied/3rd gen pilot
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