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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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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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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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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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Putin has a magnetic personality.


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