(courtesy of Jackson Hole Airport)


This last year the Jackson Hole Airport experienced an unusually high number of incidents involving planes traveling past the end of a runway. To improve the safety and quality of the runway a 700ft safety overrun was constructed and is now completed.

A safety study was conducted earlier this year after a number of incidents involving the runway occurred. While landing at the airport many airplanes went past the designated length of the run way which included a previous safety overrun of 300 feet.

Now that the runway project is completed pilots now have a total safety overrun of 1,000ft. The airport is also making improvements to their runway lighting system. Work is being done to instal a new $3.1 million lighting system that will give pilots more visual cues when landing at night.

Information courtesy of Jackson Hole News and Guide.

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