Flight Strips Design and Construction

A flight strip as originally conceived and planned by Lieutenant Colonel Stedman Shumway Hanks is a flat area of land not less than 200 feet in width or less than 1,800 feet in length with clear approaches located adjacent to a public highway but is a part of the highway right-of-way itself. Under the definition, a flight strip automatically becomes the responsibility of the various state highway departments; any state laws relative to flight strips should be conceived as part of the existing highway and motor vehicle laws. This discussion of the "Design and Construction of Flight Strips" is to provide persons charged with the responsibility for planning, design, and construction of flight strips with the basic information to assist them in understanding the broad general principles involved and in working out the details of a sound program of flight strip development. The scope of this discussion is limited to the presentation of the basic considerations in the planning and selection of flight strip sites. Their design, construction and maintenance and including such special considerations as camouflaging, necessary utilities, lighting and aeronautical details.


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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Appendices; Tables;
  • Pagination: 65p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01529379
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Research Project 42 G-21 (2), Report No. 27
  • Created Date: Jun 16 2014 4:01PM