The ABC reports that the runway expansion at the Canberra Airport hasn’t had the desired effect with a cargo 747 once again buggering the lights on take-off.
That was worth the foulups all through winter wasn’t it?
That reminds me of this one guy who i work with that spends his afternoons checking out the construction happening outside our building
isn’t that what public servants do ?
i spend the morning playnig with the stapler, and the afternoon looking out the window.
I only do it that way cause the sun rising in the morning upsets me.
It could be worse Andy / Haywood – You could have to drive out to BBP each day to only sit down and do nothing all day.
ahh haywood… i’m just hangin for all the road changes.. it’s really gonna make it fun..
(actrually, i think i’d rather be here than civic)
depends. It’s not all government.
However, I will put it this way.
not counting the big Qantas DEfence Services hanger, the buildings on the far side from Brand Depot closest to the runway belong to a Govt agency.
In fact, they are building a special “sky bridge” because this agency will not allow their documents to be taken outside of the building…
There’s also been a large influx of what I like to call “magic eyes” surrounding those buildings.
If a plane does go wrong and into a building then which govt dept will be looking for some new staff?
Isn’t it fun working at Brindabella Park!
Swaggie – Yes, its a multi story carpark they are building. And its causing major hassles for people who work here.
CouldExpire – no, its not for longstay. Its for the business park. If you are parked there after 11pm, they’ll likely give you a ticket.
Roccon – when a plane needs to emergency land cause they get it wrong, rest assured I’ll be posting it all on RA as it plows into my building.
bland it is!
Room for an emergency landing? I wouldn’t go shopping at Brand Depot on a foggy day…
(completely ignoring the fact I wouldn’t go shopping at Bland Depot any day, but that’s another issue)
with all the construction around the airport, is there enough runoff room for a plane to emergency land, or get it slightly wrong when landing in fog etc
I hope its a multi storey carpark for longstay parking… Parking in longstay recently was a nightmare, very lucky to have gotten a park at all!
Of the two I know which was bigger and it wasn’t the short 747. The runway lights that broke were only temporary ones until the runway work is finished – the runway is a “work in progress’ for another few months apparently. PS Anyone else notice the new Multi Storey car park going up there – at least I assume it’s a multi storey car park.
just pure speculation but the Antonov could well be built for dodgier strips.
Does this mean they had no problems with the big fat Ukrainian bird but the big fat Yankee birds are a problem.
What should we call Canberra’s newest Light Rail Vehicle?