Thursday, May 14, 2009

Airfield planning . . .

. . . why bother?

One part of my job is determining how aircraft will be parked on the airfield aprons. There are very clear guidelines for distances, spacing, angles, arcs and centerlines. They're necessary for safety reasons. Wing-tip clips or propeller hits can cause very expensive damage - or kill someone.

Someone always has to color outside the lines.