blast pad

blast pad

blast pad
A specially prepared surface placed adjacent to the ends of the runways to eliminate the erosive effect on pavement surfaces by high jet engine efflux forces produced by the airplanes at the beginning of their takeoff rolls.
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Re-grading a berm located at the northeast side of the blast pad on the north end of the runway
Extra headphones, called Blast Pads are also available.
The grant will moreover be utilized to design the taxiways and blast pads on the eastern side of the airport.
The grant moreover offers funding to design taxiways and blast pads on the east side of the airport.