Some members will have noticed disturbed ground around the hangar buildings. This is the result of part of our geotechnical site testing for the taxiway re-paving project. On Thursday Jan 24th six holes were dug to depths of three to five feet, to examine the underlying ground, and to perform percolation testing. As expected, the ground looks good, and percolates well.
On Friday Jan 25th Benkelman Beam testing of the taxiway bearing strength was performed. This test measured the surface deflection of the taxiways under loading from a short wheelbase single-axle truck loaded with concrete blocks for a total gross of nearly 30,000 pounds.