February 22, 2021

Icy landing: runway opens on frozen US lake

Alton (United States) (AFP) – Pilots comfortable with an icy landing can now use a runway on a frozen lake in the northeastern US state of New Hampshire. The 2,600-foot strip at Alton Bay on Lake Winnipesaukee opened to the public earlier this month when the ice became at least 12 inches thick.  On Saturday, almost 20 inches of solid ice was measured. It is the only ice runway approved by the Federal Aviation Administration in the United States and is not for the faint-hearted. “Ice is slippery. We get that a lot from the pilots,” said airport supervisor Carol Niewola of New Hampshire’s aerona…

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