The picture above is runway 27 today, but it won’t be long until it is labeled 28. Why the change? Runways are numbered based on their magnetic coordinates and with the magnetic north pole rapidly on the move this means the runway won’t have the same coordinates in a few years. Confused? Don’t be. Listen to today’s episode to learn about runways, the movement of the magnetic north pole towards Russia, and a guy who shipped himself via airfreight.
Ep 137: Magnets, Runways, and Air Freight
Posted by Jason Ford on July 11, 2012