The life cycle maintenance costs of resurfacing and grading a gravel runway can threaten to break the bank — but fines preservation will double the life cycle of your runway surface, creating huge long-term cost savings.
Gravel runways ensure safe landings and takeoffs for this air fleet operator in Northern Canada.
How do the building and maintenance costs of gravel, concrete, and asphalt runways compare to each other? Especially under the unique needs of smaller operations, one method may be far and away the best choice.
Bill Chapple, former Project Manager for the Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT), explains how Midwest has saved the local government millions of dollars while improving the safety of pilots and their aircraft.
Remote locations often depend on small airplanes for travel and supplies, with gravel runways making up the predominant airport infrastructure. Here are five Alaskan communities that are connected to the world by stable, gravel runways.