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Richard Duxbury (Dux)
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Re: OOPS On Detroit Taxiway [Re: Mase Taylor]
      #421987 - 02/18/16 03:42 PM

Early morning -dark, taxi to de-ice area likely with limited taxi directors. perhaps limited taxi lines -and it's hard to tell your wing tips location with many sweep wing airliners.

At least I assume they were on cement taxiways -not tarmac.

Regards, -speaking of tarmac, does anyone remember decades ago at DCA when there were some tarmac areas and under a hot summer sun, heavy wheel loaded aircraft (like the 727-200) could sink in a little during taxi?

Dux


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Randy Sohn
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Re: OOPS On Detroit Taxiway [Re: Richard Duxbury (Dux)]
      #421994 - 02/18/16 06:13 PM

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does anyone remember decades ago at DCA when there were some tarmac areas and under a hot summer sun, heavy wheel loaded aircraft (like the 727-200) could sink in a little




As that Ukrainian from that Antonov 124 said to me that night in OSH - "Ronday, of a certainty!" And also, Dux, it wasn't only at DCA, several airports had Tar-MacAdam surfaced areas. Come to think of it, they published wheel-loading charts for a great number of airliners and the 727 led that list!

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Anne Umphrey (KBED)
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Re: OOPS On Detroit Taxiway [Re: Randy Sohn]
      #422009 - 02/18/16 08:56 PM

Where's Durden?

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Randy Sohn
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Re: OOPS On Detroit Taxiway [Re: Anne Umphrey (KBED)]
      #422011 - 02/18/16 09:16 PM

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Where's Durden?




Prolly buried beneath all the Tarmacs. <g>

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Ken Korshin KMIA
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Re: OOPS On Detroit Taxiway [Re: Richard Duxbury (Dux)]
      #422019 - 02/19/16 07:58 AM

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-speaking of tarmac, does anyone remember decades ago at DCA when there were some tarmac areas and under a hot summer sun, heavy wheel loaded aircraft (like the 727-200) could sink in a little during taxi?
Dux




YEP

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Ken Korshin KMIA
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Re: OOPS On Detroit Taxiway [Re: Randy Sohn]
      #422020 - 02/19/16 08:01 AM

Ditto on DCA Tarmac.

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Re: OOPS On Detroit Taxiway [Re: Richard Duxbury (Dux)]
      #422021 - 02/19/16 08:29 AM Attachment (127 downloads)

Happens at little airports too...

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Anne Umphrey (KBED)
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Re: OOPS On Detroit Taxiway [Re: Randy Sohn]
      #422024 - 02/19/16 09:07 AM

Maybe he is still buried in snow in the wilds of northern MI.
Anne

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Randy Sohn
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Re: OOPS On Detroit Taxiway [Re: Anne Umphrey (KBED)]
      #422026 - 02/19/16 09:10 AM

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Maybe he is still buried in snow in the wilds




Yup, might well be, dunno, think I'll send him an E-mail and rattle his cage some!

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Re: OOPS On Detroit Taxiway [Re: Ken Korshin KMIA]
      #422028 - 02/19/16 09:23 AM

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Ditto on DCA Tarmac.




You bet'chum, concur! Thinking back we had about 100 or more aiports on the North Central system and a lot of them were bituminous. Had to "pay attention" where you were going that day, some didn't fit too well. Plus on charters, the "singles", "duals", "tandem duals", etc, all those weight restriction charts.

And then you made me think about the time I was sent down to Bolivia on L.A.B.'s DC-6s (your former 6s, surplus to AA) where we had only three hard surfaced strips in the nation, rest were sod. Plus operating the B-29 on the sod parking area at Oshkosh, "hey man, lookout for those swales!". Lordy, "it's good to be retired".

best, randy


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