would accommodate heightened FAA safety
requirements, should they ever take effect,
as well as account for any yet unimagined air-
craft with super long wingspans.
even a hundred years ahead and designing an
airport that wouldn't be obsolete for a very
long time. I'd hate to go to the expense of low-
ering the pipeline only to find out a few years
from now that state-of-the-art airports were
following new offset requirements.
age jet owners to lease large hangars at Bird's
Nest Airport, and I didn't want to kill the deal
because an insurance carrier required these
million-dollar aircraft to meet up-to-date FAA
dred feet of pipe, the total came to $2.9 million.
runway 16 with a bucket of white paint and
after it had been pulled from the trench in hundred foot sections. Photo courtesy of David Hannah III.