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    I am planning an engineering research experiment to investigate how objects are thrown up by a vehicle's wheels and can cause impact damage. The project aims to help aircraft designers predict the chances of runway debris striking aircraft structures.

    The experiment involves towing a modified trailer at over a long runway/road on which stones are placed. High speed cameras mounted on the trailer will record what happens when the trailer tyres roll over the stones. This will provide information about the speeds and directions of any launched stones.

    Ideally, the experiment would take place on a disused or abandoned runway as close to South-West London as possible. I would be grateful for any information about long unused sections of runway / road / paved surface that might be suitable for such an experiment. Thank you for taking the time to read this query and any suggestions would be much appreciated.

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