Photo archives: EMAS save aftermath
One of the best things about working at AAAE is the cool things our staffers get to see as part of day-to-day doings with our members and their organizations. Sometimes, we get to see cool things we didn’t even plan on seeing.
Jim Martin, our staff VP-ANTN special projects, was at JFK International Airport on January 22, 2005, working on the airport’s Interactive Employee Training system. That afternoon, a Polar Air Cargo Boeing 747 freighter overran JFK Runway 04R and was stopped by an Engineered Material Arresting System (EMAS) bed. Here’s EMAS supplier ESCO’s recounting of the event.
Besides being one of AAAE’s computer-based training gurus, Jim also is a pretty accomplished photographer, and he usually carries his still-photog gear wherever he goes. He had it that day, and captured these shots.
While we’ve shared some of them them before, we think they make a nice photo essay for the new blog. They’re also a nice reminder about the lengths that airports and our industry go to as part of ensuring safety for everyone who uses our aviation system.
Enjoy the shots.