Colo. airport puts snow to good use

01/18/2013 | AVweb

Crews at Steamboat Springs Airport in Colorado have been compacting excess snow and using it as part of an arresting system to slow airplanes that overshoot the landing strip. Airport manager Mel Baker said that it's "pretty common" for aircraft to overshoot the runway in Steamboat because of weather and other challenges of high-altitude flight.

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