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36 minutes ago, madmanxpilot said:

It's actually 273 metres of 30 metre wide starter extension (150 m at one end and 123 at the other) being widened to full width which is 46 metres. So, 273mx16m= 4368 square metres of asphalt on top of load bearing foundation.

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There was a rumour, and I stress it was just that, of some remedial work to the seaward extension being the driver behind the huge size of the turning widening ! who knows you'll never be told the truth in any case .. pay up and shut up is gov. motto !

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5 minutes ago, asitis said:

There was a rumour, and I stress it was just that, of some remedial work to the seaward extension being the driver behind the huge size of the turning widening ! who knows you'll never be told the truth in any case .. pay up and shut up is gov. motto !

Wouldn't explain 100 plus metres of work though.

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18 minutes ago, asitis said:

There was a rumour, and I stress it was just that, of some remedial work to the seaward extension being the driver behind the huge size of the turning widening ! who knows you'll never be told the truth in any case .. pay up and shut up is gov. motto !

Subsidence.

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9 minutes ago, TheTeapot said:

It's some really nice stone that rock armour, no wonder it cost so much. 

All the way from Norway if my memory serves me?

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23 minutes ago, TheTeapot said:

Yeah, specifically Larvik. Famous for its stone. You could polish that stuff up beautifully.

Brought by barge and positioned by floating crane. Watched it for hours!

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17 hours ago, madmanxpilot said:

Here's a picture of how they do it at Southampton. Also, notice the arrester bed instead of a RESA...that will have come in a lot cheaper than the 70 million ours cost!

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The main runway at Southampton is 30 metres wide - funnily enough, the same width as IOM's starter strip that are being widened in their entirety...

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1 hour ago, Numbnuts said:

Allegedly they now have there new fire appliances and had them awhile but they havent been signed off by DOI so cant use them . Anyone surprised ? 

Did Longtail buy the wrong ones?

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