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boucharda
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Re: Someone died? [Re: Carol_Hill]
      #1738742 - 07/16/17 12:38 PM (90.32.105.176)

How about taking the public side out of the equation and put those curved deflectors on the airport side of the fence to send the exhaust upward instead of towards the beach.

They are not that high and do the trick or at least minimize the blast. If a plane lands THAT short it will kill all those on the fence anyway.


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Re: Someone died? [Re: boucharda]
      #1738745 - 07/16/17 12:46 PM (24.102.161.71)

If warning signs do not deter jerks from staying away from the fence? they need do nothing.... There will always be thrill seekers, hopefully getting this out through the news media will at least put a thought in stupid people for doing this... I know for sure this was on news media in the states and on facebook... Other than that, the Island can do nothing... and have no reason too... Do at your own risk should be there... lol

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Re: Someone died? [Re: boucharda]
      #1738757 - 07/16/17 03:27 PM (107.77.253.8)

The issue at that point is damaging the PLANE and those onboard, not the people on the ground.

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boucharda
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Re: Someone died? [Re: Carol_Hill]
      #1738785 - 07/17/17 03:15 AM (90.32.105.176)

They are in use in many airports to deflect jet exhaust from sensitive areas both environmental and structural. Just thought they might work here.

Edited by boucharda (07/17/17 03:15 AM)


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Re: Someone died? [Re: shieneehead]
      #1738788 - 07/17/17 07:40 AM (50.36.97.184)

Interesting article on why the concrete barriers are even there.

https://721news.com/top-story/history-concrete-road-divider-maho-beach/

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Re: Someone died? [Re: boucharda]
      #1738790 - 07/17/17 07:55 AM (107.77.253.8)

The problem with them in SXM is because the runway is so tight already and a solid barrier would leave even less margin for error.

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Re: Someone died? [Re: Carol_Hill]
      #1738798 - 07/17/17 10:27 AM (24.250.61.63)

The deflecting barrier could be made of wood which would shatter if hit by a plane and not have any more risk than the existing chain link fences.

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boucharda
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Re: Someone died? [Re: Bob_Dot]
      #1738802 - 07/17/17 10:56 AM (90.32.105.176)

They are actually made out of a plastic-like composite that does exactly as you suggest.and they are maybe four or so feet high...definitely not a landing issue

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Re: Someone died? [Re: boucharda]
      #1738804 - 07/17/17 11:02 AM (47.192.5.2)

The ones that I have seen are MUCH taller than that. I don't see how a four foot tall wall would do any good?

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boucharda
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Re: Someone died? [Re: Carol_Hill]
      #1738810 - 07/17/17 11:36 AM (90.32.105.176)

Correct...it was a low off the cuff estimate...the normal height is 8 feet which is approximately the height of the present fence. The barrier itself is easily broken into fragments if it is struck.

Point being it would remove the attraction for anyone to hang on the fence AND remove the sand/object blasting issues from those on the beach and make the area a place just for watching planes land.

Edited by boucharda (07/17/17 11:40 AM)


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