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Cranwell ceases flying due to the aprons melting

Old 12th Jul 2022, 09:12
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Cranwell ceases flying due to the aprons melting

The hot weather has melted the flight line at a key RAF base in Lincolnshire, impacting flying training for pilots, Sky News understands.

An RAF spokesperson, however, insisted that flying training had not been affected.

An informed source told Sky News that officials at RAF Cranwell had been "dragging tar around" on their boots and even on the wheels of the Phenom and Prefect training aircraft since the start of the summer as the tarmac on the ground softened in the sunshine.

The situation at the flight line - the area where aircraft are serviced, parked and prepared for use - became so grave in the heat on Monday that flights were halted, according to the source.

The flight line is also where aviators board their aircraft and taxi towards the runway.
https://news.sky.com/story/raf-cranw...twave-12650283
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Well, I was on parade when the band froze up.!
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When did they tarmac the apron? In my day it was concrete paving.
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Originally Posted by ExAscoteer2 View Post
When did they tarmac the apron? In my day it was concrete paving.
Which IRC was pretty universal, given the propensity for drips and spillage of assorted liquids that tarmac wouldnít appreciate. Most strange
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Hot????

You think that's hot??????

Come to Texas!!!!!
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Originally Posted by ExAscoteer2 View Post
When did they tarmac the apron? In my day it was concrete paving.
According to available online imagery the pan is concrete paving not tarmac. Perish the thought that this is yet more overblown media bollox.
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SueVetements Absolutely right. CAF show Harlingen 1983. My trainers melted!!!!!,
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Originally Posted by Video Mixdown View Post
According to available online imagery the pan is concrete paving not tarmac. Perish the thought that this is yet more overblown media bollox.
Bitumen expansion joints?
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Originally Posted by Video Mixdown View Post
According to available online imagery the pan is concrete paving not tarmac. Perish the thought that this is yet more overblown media bollox.
South camp ASP is definitely tarmaced, the initial taxiway are concrete and so is Rauncby Lane ASP.
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Originally Posted by Sideshow Bob View Post
South camp ASP is definitely tarmaced,
As can clearly been seen on Google maps images.
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Can't they use Tabards instead?
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