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Aviation experts are particularly concerned about engine hazards for twin-engine jets flying long overwater routes that routinely take them three hours or more from emergency landing strips. Andy Pasztor, WSJ, "FAA Expands Engine Checks After Southwest Accident," 21 June 2018 Morning Start where everyone starts their best days on the coastside: 3-Zero Cafe, the greasy spoon adjacent to the airport’s main landing strip. Gregory Thomas,, "One Day, One Place: Half Moon Bay harbor," 11 July 2018 What Veeramoney doesn’t say, but Windows Ink users know, is that the landing strip for e-inking within Windows is relatively small. Mark Hachman, PCWorld, "How Intel is quietly designing the future of dual-display PCs inside its labs," 4 June 2018 From touchdown on the landing strip to takeoff on another mission—including refueling and rearming with four 1,000-pound Mk.84 unguided bombs—required only 20 minutes. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "The A-10 Warthog Was a Badass Even in This Old-School '70s Film," 3 May 2018 The first Pacific task the battalion had was to build Marine landing strips for Corsair fighter planes in support of Marine ground units. Paul Wood, The Seattle Times, "EXCHANGE: Veteran talks about building during wartime," 20 Apr. 2018 More than 90 percent use a route that starts from a landing strip for small airplanes on Kahiltna Glacier. Dan Joling,, "Climbers may have to pack poop instead of toss it on North America's tallest mountain," 1 Mar. 2018 His surprise arrival at Charlotte-Douglas International Airport in October 1985 saw police squad cars and federal agents race down the landing strip. Anna Douglas, charlotteobserver, "He was captured in the middle of the night on a Charlotte runway. Now it's on Netflix. | Charlotte Observer," 23 Apr. 2018 Gatwick has a single landing strip and was able to handle 45.6 million passengers in 2017., "Zuckerberg Testifies Before Senate Panel," 10 Apr. 2018

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