These cockpit videos gives viewers an opportunity to see what it’s like to do takeoffs and landings on gravel runways in some of the world’s most beautiful, intrepid locations. They also show just how important dust control is to the safety of these pilots.
Messy Gravel Runway in Manitoba Airport Mucks Up Flight Schedule
Excessive rain in a small Manitoba town made the local airport’s gravel runway nearly unusable. Effective dust control can protect unpaved runways like this one from even the harshest conditions.
Alaska and China Establish Major Natural Gas Agreement
China is among the world’s largest consumers of natural gas. A new pipeline in Alaska could help the Last Frontier meet the asian country’s continually rising demand.
Saskatchewan Locals Take Steps to Revamp Rural Airports
In light of funding shortfalls on both the federal and local level, some Saskatchewanians are taking runway maintenance into their own hands. Most of Saskatchewan’s airports don’t see all that much traffic — less than 1,000 passengers per airport annually, in fact.
New Research Suggests Road Dust Has Unique Properties
According to a recent study, dust in the city may not have the same chemical composition as dust in the country. The finding could prompt cities to reexamine their dust control strategies.