Raise the runway (Martin Gray)
As we all know the runway at Sumburgh Airport heads into the sea – the trouble is the runway is too close to the sea!
If it were raised by three metres and reinforced concrete at the edges with tarred surface to the middle the damage would be greatly reduced.
That would be the proper way to spend for the long term. The hot engines and the splash of sea water is a danger to aircraft come winter and that’s where we are at.