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SECUR® Your Takeoffs and Landings

In Air Travel, EK35®, Gravel Runway, Semi-Permanent Technology, Transportation by Steve Vitale

Safe gravel runways are the optimal choice for small airports and more remote locations considering they are less expensive than using paved asphalt roads. But even with overall lower costs, maintaining a gravel runway in remote regions that are subject to coarse weather still requires regular upkeep. The repair timeline for any average gravel runway usually involves partial rebuilds every …

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3 Reasons Midwest’s SECUR® Stabilization System is the Right Choice as a Gravel Runway Solution

In Air Travel, Gravel Runway by Steve Vitale

When you think of aircraft, you probably imagine constant take-offs and landings from a concrete or asphalt runway attached to a bustling airport hub. While this scene is most common, there is a good portion of aviation that takes place in the most remote regions. In these private spheres, airplanes are the essential aspect to someone’s survival and the only …

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5 Points to Ponder About Your Gravel Airstrip Repair

In Air Travel, Gravel Runway by Steve Vitale

While you’re probably used to easy travel between towns and states, there’s a plethora of places around the world that require a much more complex travel plan than just getting in the car. In fact, some destinations, like Antarctica or the Galápagos Islands, are only reachable by plane or a barge. In these cases, many everyday things easily become determinates for survival …

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Despite Absence from FAA Funding, Gravel Runway Infrastructure Finds Its Fix with Midwest’s SECUR® Stabilization System

In Gravel Runway, Soil Stabilization by Steve Vitale

Did the FAA overlook gravel runway infrastructure in its latest round of grants? The answer is yes, but we have a fix! Whenever you think about a visit to the airport, you may already find yourself filled with dread. Culturally, many people view airports with disdain, already imagining cramped terminals, cancelled flights, and subpar cuisine. In recent years, even beyond …

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How to Reduce Aircraft Damage From Gravel Airstrips

In EK35®, Gravel Runway by Bob Vitale

The unexpected cost of operating aircraft on gravel airstrips Remote unpaved runways and their operators face a multitude of unique issues due to the characteristics of the gravel material used, climate and seasonal impacts, geographic location, available resources and equipment and performance requirements. One of the particularly challenging issues is the risk of damage to an aircraft resulting from Foreign Object …