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Off the scuff


Your cover story on Stansted re-surfacing (NCE 29 June) seemed to imply that the worst conditions were during landings, presumably referring to the 'scuffing' of the runway.

But it should not be overlooked that an aircraft still has almost 100% lift on touch down and that, when considering the integrity of the runway, the worst conditions are experienced when the aircraft is either taxing or stationary RAF Allen, Medaxi, Green Lane, Exton, Exeter

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