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Originally posted by dizziedame
Would they not be excellent runways and staging areas for the military?
They could have close access to all major cities along the entire highway system.
Several years ago a friend of mine had to make an emergency landing on the interstate highway near Saint Simon's Island, Ga.. That started me thinking how easy it would be for the government to physically take over the interstate highways.
There are many other four lane highways that could also be used for aircraft landings and takeoffs.
It's just a one of the wild theories running through my head.
Originally posted by Zaphod58
That's why it's called the Eisenhower Interstate System. To qualify and to get gov't funding for upkeep they have to have a certain number of miles that are straight and flat that the military can use for emergency airstrips in case of war.