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Caye Caulker Airstrip Progress #531402
07/19/18 02:36 PM
07/19/18 02:36 PM
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This photo was taken at Noon local time today. They have started the paving of the airstrip today (the layer of sprayed tar has been down for a week or so).

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Re: Caye Caulker Airstrip Progress [Re: Marty] #531433
07/21/18 10:04 AM
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Marty Offline OP

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Here are some current photos, just taken this morning, of the continued paving of the Caye Caulker Airstrip.

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Paving in process down the airstrip; View from West to East

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Barge with 9 large dumptrucks that deliver the hotmix from Belize City. I am told it takes the barge up to 6 hours to travel from BC to CC, so it leaves very late at night/early in the morning to arrive here at day break. At Western end of airstrip


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Paver & Roller waiting for truckload of hotmix to hook up and start spreading a lane of asphalt - View from East to West

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Looking down the airstrip at paving; View from East to West

I appeared they had used all of this mornings hotmix by the time I got there and they were loading the trucks to take them back to BC. I do not know if they bring more than one barge of hotmix over/day. I will head over there later this afternoon (after the Bristish Open is over ;-P ) and see what's going on.

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Re: Caye Caulker Airstrip Progress [Re: Marty] #531457
07/23/18 10:48 AM
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Marty Offline OP

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They are paving the tarmac and Boarding area near the Terminal today.
Brad Flood

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Re: Caye Caulker Airstrip Progress [Re: Marty] #531514
07/26/18 03:38 PM
07/26/18 03:38 PM
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Caye Caulker Airstrip Paving Completed

These were taken today. I didn't get over there yesterday, but I believe they finished paving yesterday.

I understand they are going to be installing in ground runway lighting, so I imagine that is the next step in the process...just a guess.

I'll try to stop and talk to someone tomorrow.

Brad Flood

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Re: Caye Caulker Airstrip Progress [Re: Marty] #531611
08/01/18 01:38 PM
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Painting lines, markers & identification numbers are being painted on the paved airstrip.

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Re: Caye Caulker Airstrip Progress [Re: Marty] #531612
08/01/18 02:32 PM
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Re: Caye Caulker Airstrip Progress [Re: Marty] #531642
08/03/18 09:45 AM
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Thanks for the updates! This looks promising. Fingers crossed it opens earlier than anticipated. Like by September 14 smile

Re: Caye Caulker Airstrip Progress [Re: Marty] #531646
08/03/18 12:49 PM
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After much anticipation, it seems the final touches are being made for our airstrip to be re open very soon.
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Re: Caye Caulker Airstrip Progress [Re: Marty] #531703
08/06/18 10:19 PM
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Just wondering how thick that runway is. I'm guessing the Tropic/Maya planes don't need much when it comes to runway density. And, to be frank, I know next to nothing about aviation.

Re: Caye Caulker Airstrip Progress [Re: Marty] #531704
08/06/18 11:42 PM
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I watched the whole project, from destruction through construction. I'd say the asphalt hotmix was laid down about 8" thick on top of a minimum 2 foot thick hard packed, mixed stone, sand & dirt sub base. Just guestimates.

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