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Geoff WeckGeoff Weck

Hi Don,I agree that we need to change the way we stage/grid gliders so that we have someplace for run away landing gliders to go.  Several years ago Dale Watkins came up with a solution that was never implemented.  We tried it and it seemed to work.  Basically, a glider was not gridded until ready for tow which left plenty of overrun space for someone landing really long.  Moving the “beer” line to the runway end would be an improvement as well but may not be far enough east versus the gas tank.The best solution to this would simply be to eliminate out and back operations.  Geoff