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Shift of Earth's Magnetic North Pole affects Tampa airport....
TBO ^ | Jan 5th, 2011

Posted on 01/06/2011 8:52:44 AM PST by TaraP

The airport has closed its primary runway until Jan. 13 to repaint the numeric designators at each end and change taxiway signage to account for the shift in location of the Earth's magnetic north pole.

The closure of the west parallel runway will result in more activity on the east parallel runway and more noise for residential areas of South Tampa.

The busiest runway will be re-designated 19R/1L on aviation charts. It's been 18R/36L, indicating its alignment along the 180-degree approach from the north and the 360-degree approach from the south.

Later this month, the airport's east parallel runway and the seldom used east-west runway will be closed to change signage to their new designations.

The Federal Aviation Administration required the runway designation change to account for what a National Geographic News report described as a gradual shift of the Earth's magnetic pole at nearly 40 miles a year toward Russia because of magnetic changes in the core of the planet.


TOPICS: Government; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: catastrophism; florida; poleshift; tampa
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1 posted on 01/06/2011 8:52:46 AM PST by TaraP
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2 posted on 01/06/2011 8:53:46 AM PST by TaraP (An APPEASER is one who feeds a crocodile - hoping it will eat him last)
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To: TaraP

Bush’s Fault!


3 posted on 01/06/2011 8:54:45 AM PST by JRios1968 (This is me, in a nutshell: "Let me out of here...I'm trapped in a nutshell!!!!")
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To: TaraP

The poles shift continuously...This makes no sense...


4 posted on 01/06/2011 8:55:07 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: TaraP

I remember when the Tampa airport only had one little building and you had to walk outside to your plane.


5 posted on 01/06/2011 8:55:40 AM PST by stuartcr (When politicians politicize issues, aren't they just doing their job?)
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To: TaraP

Russia is stealing the North Pole?


6 posted on 01/06/2011 8:56:11 AM PST by F.J. Mitchell (America is ailin'-the ONLY cure is Palin.)
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To: TaraP

I saw this story over at godlikeproductions and didn’t believe it. I guess it is true. Wow.


7 posted on 01/06/2011 8:56:32 AM PST by RadiationRomeo (Step into my mind and glimpse the madness that is me)
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To: TaraP

I thought those designations would be using geographical north, not magnetic north, anyway.


8 posted on 01/06/2011 8:56:44 AM PST by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: Sacajaweau

They probably do it only once every certain numbers of years, instead of changing it minutely every day.


9 posted on 01/06/2011 8:56:56 AM PST by stuartcr (When politicians politicize issues, aren't they just doing their job?)
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To: F.J. Mitchell

Putin has a magnetic personality.


10 posted on 01/06/2011 8:57:21 AM PST by SengirV
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To: Izzy Dunne

Probably for the compasses.


11 posted on 01/06/2011 8:57:57 AM PST by stuartcr (When politicians politicize issues, aren't they just doing their job?)
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To: TaraP

They have to close the runway for more than a week to repaint the numbers on it?

Is that union labor? Or government regulations?


12 posted on 01/06/2011 8:58:04 AM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Sacajaweau

True. It should also be noted that the speed of the shift isn’t constant. Some years its faster and other years there is little movement.


13 posted on 01/06/2011 8:59:46 AM PST by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: TaraP

Seems to me it would make more sense to orient runways based on the prevailing winds, especially with larger aircraft. However, that may not be possible with busy, multiple runway airfields.


14 posted on 01/06/2011 9:00:56 AM PST by edpc (It's Kräusened)
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To: Cicero

They (Jeppesen et al) may have to reprint a bunch of charts too.


15 posted on 01/06/2011 9:01:50 AM PST by battlecry
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To: SengirV

That could explain it alright.


16 posted on 01/06/2011 9:03:15 AM PST by F.J. Mitchell (America is ailin'-the ONLY cure is Palin.)
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To: F.J. Mitchell
They'll just take it by Condemnation through the use of Eminent Domain procedures. /s
17 posted on 01/06/2011 9:03:24 AM PST by Deaf Smith (I spent all my money on women & booze, the other rest I just plain blew)
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To: TaraP

This is an excerpt of a longer video - he produced this to highlight this one part.

Chief NOAA scientist “The North Pole is moving rapidly” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AOwPvlZqInE


18 posted on 01/06/2011 9:04:35 AM PST by Whenifhow
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To: Deaf Smith

We never could trust ‘em. ;-)


19 posted on 01/06/2011 9:05:36 AM PST by F.J. Mitchell (America is ailin'-the ONLY cure is Palin.)
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To: JRios1968

Whoa...not only will Sarah Palin see Russia from her backyard...she’ll be there before you know it


20 posted on 01/06/2011 9:06:04 AM PST by BubbaJunebug
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To: TaraP

Can’t wait till some wacko leftie ties this to Bush, global warming, or the new Republican House.


21 posted on 01/06/2011 9:09:13 AM PST by Leftism is Mentally Deranged (Liberalism is against human nature. Practicing liberalism is detrimental to your mental stability.)
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To: TaraP

Oh God, man made Global Magnestism. I am applying for a $50 million research grant today!


22 posted on 01/06/2011 9:11:08 AM PST by Cyman
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To: TaraP

I hope Al Gore doesn’t find out about this. He will want to spend billions trying to keep the magnetic pole from moving.


23 posted on 01/06/2011 9:11:18 AM PST by Captain Jack Aubrey (There's not a moment to lose.)
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To: stuartcr
I remember when the Tampa airport only had one little building and you had to walk outside to your plane.

And wind up the propellor?

24 posted on 01/06/2011 9:12:21 AM PST by nina0113
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To: Sacajaweau
The poles shift continuously...This makes no sense...

The FAA changes the runway headings at airports occasionally as the magnetic deviation increases. For incidence, I attended Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach in the early 80's. The runway heading for the main runway back then was 06/24. It's now 07/25. Who navigates with a compass anymore anyway?

25 posted on 01/06/2011 9:12:23 AM PST by Thermalseeker (The theft being perpetrated by Congress and the Fed makes Bernie Maddoff look like a pickpocket.)
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To: Cicero
Is that union labor? Or government regulations?

Yes.

26 posted on 01/06/2011 9:13:25 AM PST by Thermalseeker (The theft being perpetrated by Congress and the Fed makes Bernie Maddoff look like a pickpocket.)
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To: Izzy Dunne
Magnetic north just exists...and it changes constantly...even during a day. These planes fly by magnetic?? Yeh...right...It's 2010 folks and I think this is jerking us around.

Go to the Observatory in Greenwich site....very cool.....

27 posted on 01/06/2011 9:13:37 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: stuartcr

PBA DC-3s- Loved ‘em. One of the steepest climbs ever was getting to the cockpit.


28 posted on 01/06/2011 9:16:04 AM PST by PfromHoGro (RINOs give Rhino a bad name.)
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To: Sacajaweau

Just remember Sac, the Earth Variates, Man Deviates. so don’t put your pocket knife down near the compass.


29 posted on 01/06/2011 9:16:20 AM PST by Kenny Bunk (A pity Pinochet is still dead. He would have been ideal for 2012 ... or sooner.)
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To: cripplecreek
Some years its faster and other years there is little movement.

Actually the drift is speeding up and has been for the last few centuries.

Interesting times ...

30 posted on 01/06/2011 9:17:30 AM PST by Errant
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To: Sacajaweau

Maybe they freaked out over all the dead birds falling from the air...


31 posted on 01/06/2011 9:18:14 AM PST by TaraP (An APPEASER is one who feeds a crocodile - hoping it will eat him last)
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To: Sacajaweau
Cool Wikipedia animated GIF showing changes in magnetic pole locations and magnetic declination lines.

I would post it directly, but it is over 3 MB.

32 posted on 01/06/2011 9:20:01 AM PST by KarlInOhio (Washington is finally rid of the Kennedies. Free at last, thank God almighty we are free at last.)
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To: TaraP

I’m surprised that after so many posts, no one has spotted that this is all due to GLOBAL WARMING!!!

/sarcasm


33 posted on 01/06/2011 9:20:45 AM PST by FateAmenableToChange
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To: SunkenCiv

catastrophic!


34 posted on 01/06/2011 9:21:23 AM PST by Fractal Trader
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To: battlecry
They (Jeppesen et al) may have to reprint a bunch of charts too.

Nonsense, my good man. All you need do is wait until my favorite restaurant issues the new place mats. Although they are conspicuously marked "Not for Navigational Purposes" in big red letters, I have used them for years. They are plastic, so all you need do to find Casco Bay or Boothbay, or Kennebunkport is wipe off the ketchup and keep your eyes open.

What the heck are a few degrees of variation among friends? You airplane drivers are always looking for trouble where none exists.

35 posted on 01/06/2011 9:22:20 AM PST by Kenny Bunk (A pity Pinochet is still dead. He would have been ideal for 2012 ... or sooner.)
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To: TaraP

Luckily this doesn’t affect any other airports.


36 posted on 01/06/2011 9:22:26 AM PST by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: nina0113

Pretty much. That was when Lutz was way out of town.


37 posted on 01/06/2011 9:22:36 AM PST by stuartcr (When politicians politicize issues, aren't they just doing their job?)
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re: I remember when the Tampa airport

I used to ride my Lambretta motor scooter out there and climb the stairs to the control tower where I would spend hours bugging the controllers with questions. It was sometime in 1957 as I recall.

They would have the aircraft parked on the tarmac for a couple of hours before flight time. There were no fences and no locked doors to prevent access to the cockpit of a plane waiting there. I would wander up and sit in the cockpit and play make believe. When the crew came to get ready I would hang around and question them until they ran me off.

Thanks for the memories!

38 posted on 01/06/2011 9:25:23 AM PST by jwparkerjr (It's the Constitution, Stupid!)
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To: Thermalseeker
>> Who navigates with a compass anymore anyway? <<

Well, if the FAA is still using vacuum-tube electronics, I guess they're also using magnetic compasses.

On the other hand, maybe they just assume pilots are too dumb or too ill-informed to know about correcting for magnetic deviation -- in spite of the fact that magnetic deviation is one of the first thing anybody learns when undergoing basic training for map reading, surveying or navigation!

39 posted on 01/06/2011 9:25:33 AM PST by Hawthorn
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To: TaraP

Why is it that the compass on my iPhone can give true north, but the airplanes cannot do this?


40 posted on 01/06/2011 9:30:09 AM PST by docbnj
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To: Thermalseeker
re: Who navigates with a compass anymore anyway?

I guess that means I can forget the old saying I used when learning to fly back in the 50’s, “East is least and West is best”? And “True virgins make dull company.”

Ah, the good ol’ days!!

41 posted on 01/06/2011 9:30:22 AM PST by jwparkerjr (It's the Constitution, Stupid!)
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To: TaraP

Who is going to move the North Star?


42 posted on 01/06/2011 9:30:31 AM PST by NonValueAdded (Palin 2012: don't retreat, just reload)
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To: jwparkerjr

You’re welcome


43 posted on 01/06/2011 9:32:56 AM PST by stuartcr (When politicians politicize issues, aren't they just doing their job?)
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To: Sacajaweau

I thought RGO was closed about ten years ago, except as a museum. The RGO was incorporated into the NPL (British National Physics Laboratory) and moved physically out of Greenwich and then abolished. What site are you referring to as the the RGO site? BTW, the Nautical Almanac had been a joint venture of the USNO and the RGO for about a century and then the RGO dropped out and Her Majesty’s Printing Office doesn’t even publish it anymore. Shame.


44 posted on 01/06/2011 9:34:56 AM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (Socialists are to economics what circle squarers are to math; undaunted by reason or derision.)
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To: Hawthorn

Maybe it’s so the pilots have one less thing to correct for.


45 posted on 01/06/2011 9:35:22 AM PST by stuartcr (When politicians politicize issues, aren't they just doing their job?)
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To: Izzy Dunne

Once you get in northern Canada they do designate the runways using true north rather than magnetic north.


46 posted on 01/06/2011 9:35:36 AM PST by Controlling Legal Authority
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To: F.J. Mitchell
Russia is stealing the North Pole?

Perhaps the north pole prefers the manly Vladimir Putin to the metrosexual 0bama and it's running away.

47 posted on 01/06/2011 9:36:43 AM PST by Redcloak (What's your zombie plan?)
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To: docbnj

Isn’t it really a digital readout, and not an actual compass?


48 posted on 01/06/2011 9:37:13 AM PST by stuartcr (When politicians politicize issues, aren't they just doing their job?)
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To: TaraP

Obama will claim credit for the 10 jobs this creates..


49 posted on 01/06/2011 9:38:43 AM PST by ken5050 (I don't need sex.....the government screws me every day..)
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Shift of Earth's Magnetic North Pole affects Tampa airport....

Tampa Bay team renamed Beaconaires

50 posted on 01/06/2011 9:39:54 AM PST by bunkerhill7
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