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> Somewhere, sometime ago I saw this neat idea where all planes
> about to take off went through a tunnel about one hundred
> feet in length. The inside of this tunnel had tons of infra-red
> heating elements, ( sort of like a gigantic pizza oven ) and
> de-iced the plane at just the appropriate time, ( instead of
> every fifteen minutes at the terminal ).
> Alan

Rochester NY is a test area for this setup.  They have a "structure" that 
kinda resembles a large, somewhat flat topped A frame, and very deep.  The 
unit actually looks to be metal framed with a cloth looking skin.  There are 
infra red elements hung from the ceiling (more like a large broiler 
actually).  Haven't had the opportunity to see it in use yet, but I suppose 
that as soon as winter hits here again (Mid August!!), It will be seeing a 
lot of use.