Chennault runway ready for landings

Chennault International Airport – new runwayRickHickmanPhotographer

<p class="p1">The reopening of Chennault’s main runway — the longest between Houston and Cape Canaveral, Fla. — took place Thursday after being closed the past four months pouring concrete, adding state-of-the-art lighting, repainting and installing a blast pad. The project will ensure that the runway remains capable of serving the needs of civilian and military aircraft. The runway was constructed more than 70 years ago during the Cold War.<p class="p1">Andy Hankins, pilot and Chennault International Airport Authority board president, lands on the newly upgraded two-mile long main runway Thursday, August 16, 2018 after four months of major repairs.</p>RickHickmanPhotographer

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