- Jun 12, 2005
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Any reasons why they didnt foam the runway before the landing??
Just a guess...but when you apply the breaks it transfers alot of the weight to the nose of the airplane. I have a feeling they didnt want anymore weight on the nose that was totally necessary. Just a guessFly_Chick said:I was wondering about the amount of runway left after stopping. Would the pilots have avoided using breaks as long as possible after the nose gear was down?
Exactly right. They don't foam the runway anymore.Dangerkitty said:From what I have heard foaming the runway has almost become a thing of the past.
Luckily I have never needed it.
Your days on flightinfo number in the single digits my friend.FreightNazi said:I heard on TV that the crew did an autolanding, that's why it looked so good.
FWIW, I remember reading a few years ago that the charge (back then) to foam a runway was $50,000. (Who knows what it would cost now?) Someone gets to pay the bill and it's normally not the insurance company. If "they" elect to foam the runway then "they" get to pay the bill. If you ask to have the runway foamed then the bill is your problem.CitationXDriver said:Gotcha, all makes sense. Now who makes this call on the foam?? Im assuming PIC can trump anyones call for foaming the runway?
Look at some of the earlier posts in this thread. Foam is no longer used.cforst513 said:so this is a stupid question, but once a runway is foamed, do they just hose it off the runway with water later? does it eventually break down due to the sun/rain, or do they send bulldozers/snow plows out to push it off? i've never dealt with it before.