Gravel runways are vital to remote airports across North America. Midwest Industrial Supply Inc.’s Fines Preservation Program ensures they are properly maintained.
For remote communities and mining operations, gravel runways serve as lifelines, bringing essential and otherwise inaccessible resources. The isolated nature of these small airstrips poses unique challenges for the engineers and managers tasked with maintaining the runways — chief among them, the problem of sourcing the materials needed to keep them operational.
Airports in remote areas tend to be a bit different from the ones that you’re used to traveling in and out of. Well, airports in Canada’s Northwest Territories take that fact to a whole new level. Without further ado, feast your eyes on some of the most beautiful airstrips in the area.
For many remote communities, the only connection to the rest of the world is via the local airstrip. But before airplanes came into widespread commercial use, these populations had to go to even more extraordinary lengths to get the supplies they needed for survival.
Helicopter brownouts, or a dangerous loss of visibility due to particulate matter stirred up by takeoff and landing, pose a significant security threat to important passengers using this means of transport.