posted on May, 3 2006 @ 01:17 PM
I'm not quite sure what you are asking but I think you are saying "Why is there more runway runoff, if there is "the hook" for slowing down a
If this is your question then I think you have a good point and I'm not sure what the answer is. Perhaps because using the hook is not always
neccesary and just a run off id required in some situations.
I also have some additional information on the hook, it and the runoff on the runway were constructed in November 1960 for the A-12 programme. The
runway was extended in October 1979. The runoff was also extended southwest in the mid-80s as the north end was prone to flooding.