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Oct 14, 2013, 02:03 PM
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Fall 2013 Runway Resurfacing Project

This thread is to document our fall 2013 runway resurfacing project.

Phase 1 is removal of old fabric. (completed October 14)
Phase 2 is dirt work to level the runway. (completed October 18)
Phase 3 is laying the new fabric.

For phase 1, we had 10 members show up including Tom, Orval, John, Ross, Ray, Pat, Mark, Jack, Alfredo and Marc. The whole job took about 3 hours including the dump run.

Special thanks to Ross for providing the "tug" vehicle and Tom for providing the trailer to haul the old fabric to the dump.

The technique used for removal was:
-Pull up enough fabric at one end to tie a strap around it.
-Use truck to pull the fabric back.
-Have a few guys walk along to pull up stubborn staples.
-Cut fabric into manageable pieces and load onto trailer.

Last edited by AtomicFlyer; Oct 18, 2013 at 08:30 PM.
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Oct 18, 2013, 03:07 PM
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Dirt Work

Phase 2 of our resurfacing project was completed today, October 18, 2013. The crown in the runway was removed and the field was leveled.

Our small but enthusiastic work crew consisted of Jack, Ross, Tom and Marc. With help from some rented mechanical muscle, this phase of the resurfacing project took about 3 hours.

Special thanks to Jack for his dirt moving talents and to Ross for pulling the drag.

Last edited by AtomicFlyer; Oct 18, 2013 at 04:03 PM.
Oct 19, 2013, 03:15 PM
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Laying New Fabric

We completed Phase 3 (the final phase) of our project today, October 19. We rolled out the new fabric and got it stapled down. The runway was tested using an orange 41" Edge and passed! Mark your calendars for the second weekend in October, 2019 for the next resurfacing job.

We were able to get the job finished today in about 3 hours thanks to the great turnout of 13 members and 2 guests including Tom, RayM, Pat, Randy, Ross, RayG, John (with Ray and Wyatt), Mark, Jack, Jerry, Orval, Ruben and Marc.

Special thanks to Ross for using his truck and trailer to pick up the fabric in ABQ, store it at his house, and then haul it to the field.

Last edited by AtomicFlyer; Oct 19, 2013 at 03:25 PM.

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