Modern Marvels

Season 9 Episode 51

Runways

Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Dec 17, 2002 on The History Channel
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Runways
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What do you think about when you gaze out the window as your plane takes off? Probably not about the least heralded part of our infrastructure--airport runways. But runways play a vital role as the backbone of aviation. They're where rubber meets road and land gives way to sky. Did you know that airports like JFK train falcons to keep little birds from becoming a hazard to the big, shiny birds? Join us for an engrossing look at the brawny concrete and asphalt runways that make aviation possible.moreless

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