It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.

Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.

Thank you.

 

Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.

 

Magnetic North Pole Shifts, Forces Runway Closures at Florida Airport

page: 1
0

log in

join
share:

posted on Jan, 7 2011 @ 06:57 AM
link   
Magnetic North Pole Shifts, Forces Runway Closures at Florida Airport


The planet's northern magnetic pole is drifting slowly but steadily towards Russia -- and it's throwing off planes in Florida
.

Tampa International Airport was forced to readjust its runways Thursday to account for the movement of the Earth's magnetic fields, information that pilots rely upon to navigate planes. Thanks to the fluctuations in the force, the airport has closed its primary runway until Jan. 13 to change taxiway signs to account for the shift, the Federal Aviation Administration said.

The poles are generated by movements within the Earth's inner and outer cores, though the exact process isn't exactly understood. They're also constantly in flux, moving a few degrees every year, but the changes are almost never of such a magnitude that runways require adjusting, said Paul Takemoto, a spokesman for the FAA.

The magnetic fields vary from place to place. Adjustments are needed now at airports in Tampa, but they aren't immediately required at all airports across the country.




posted on Jan, 7 2011 @ 06:58 AM
link   
Maybe this is affecting the one specific bird species that keeps dropping from the sky. The article goes on to state that the magnetic pole is shifting at almost 30-40 feet per year.

I wonder why the airport redoing their runway is news worthy, while a magnetic pole shift of that magnitude is ignore?



posted on Jan, 7 2011 @ 07:05 AM
link   
Posted a few days ago.....

www.abovetopsecret.com...



posted on Jan, 7 2011 @ 07:06 AM
link   
reply to post by OneisOne
 


Doah!

PLease lock / remove Mods



posted on Jan, 7 2011 @ 07:12 AM
link   
The closure is due to runway upgrades.

The renumbering is due to the shift.

Neither is out of the ordinary. Check out airliners.net. The pilots are used to number changes and show no concern at all.



new topics

top topics
 
0

log in

join