Originally Posted by benbacher
When cold, hands go in pants. That's logistics of Alaska hahaha.
I spent a week up there doing some work on the general aviation airport in February 2001.
Years and years and never any serious incidents, the one day an FAA inspector was in the tower, a pilot radioed in that he was going around because the runway was fouled.
There was a Winnebago rolling down the runway. We were working with a local contractor developing a logic system that would provide railroad type gates where one of the taxiways crossed the road to keep the planes on the taxiways and the tourists on the roadway.
It was cold, but no colder than I encountered in Bishop and Mammoth in '08.