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St Helena postpones official opening of the new airport

Monday, May 2nd 2016 - 20:11 UTC
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The St. Helena Government confirms that further safety and operational work is required prior to the Official Opening of the Island’s new Airport – and that this event has therefore been postponed. While this means that the Airport will not officially open on 21 May 2016 as originally planned, the safety of aircraft and passengers is of course paramount.(MP, 15 and 19 April). Read full article


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  • Carrick1

    Just an idea: Some large scale plastic windbreak fencing required, i.e. telegraph pole sized? or larger? Practical?- not sure...
    ( Smaller scale example: )
    Wind shear seems a difficult problem the world over, but will be overcome.

    May 03rd, 2016 - 06:33 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Clyde15

    A windbreak stops or reduces the wind speed in the immediate vicinity of the fence. However, the wind coming over the top of the fence gets dumped down approx. 10 times the distance away. So, if the fence is 15 feet high, the wind will land 150 feet from the fence.
    I found this from a gardening magazine as I was putting up a ranch type garden fence and adjusted the height accordingly.

    May 03rd, 2016 - 10:37 am - Link - Report abuse 0
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