For 52F users and those of us who just like to watch others work, here’s a few aerial views of de-construction day 4 at 52F (Northwest Regional Airport, Roanoke, TX). The runway already looks smoother than the rock pile we’ve been calling a runway these past years. For those not in the know, 52F was originally built some 40+ years ago and the runway has never been resurfaced in all that time. With luck and no significant rain, we should have a new runway in about 60 days give or take.
Thanks to my lovely wife – Chatchada – for the photos.
Heavy destruction equipment made short work of the old, worn runway surface.
Looks like the new runway may be a bit wider than the old one -- that would be nice.
Maybe after the runway is done I’ll finally rebuild my wheelpants that have taken a beating on the old runway. No point in doing before.
Of course, there’s the mandatory and much anticipated post-photo debrief and brunch at the Beacon Café (T67 Hicks).
I really shouldn't eat all that, but I did.
Thankfully aviation is filled with good folks like my friend at TKI (McKinney National) who offered me a refuge for my RV while construction is underway.
When it's all done, I hope we get a lot of visitors at 52F like we used to.