Globemaster is first to land on new Antarctic deep-snow runway
Phoenix Runway engineers take time to cheer their engineering success! From left is U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center’s Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory Research Civil Engineer Terry Melendy, with National Science Foundation Operations Manager and former CRREL Engineer Maggie Knuth, and CRREL Research Civil Engineer George Blaisdell. The researchers and NSF operations manager recently completed a deep-snow, wheeled aircraft runway capable of landing heavy cargo planes safely. “With the successful completion of the Phoenix runway, we have done something that no one else has done, said Melendy.”

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