Well, Rankin Road has closed yet again. This time, it might be for 2+ years. IAH is constantly expanding, and with all that expansion comes construction. They decided to build some new taxiways, and when you build taxiways, you need dirt. Sooooo… The city decided to be cheap and use the dirt from Mount Rankin. Here is the current status of the hill:
So yeah, they are pretty much taking the dirt from the hill to use on new construction of the airport. Soon, the hill will be gone.
In good news, I found a new spot that will enable me to see some departures from the 15s like Rankin does. Here is a picture I got today from that new spot off of Greens road:
So, we will see how this plays out.