PPGMD From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 2453 posts, RR: 0 Reply 2, posted (11 years 2 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 1776 times:
It was on the Orlando NBC newscast today. They will put up a fence to block it soon. It really sucks, I remember as a kid going to the airport and watching the airplanes land from the parking areas that they provided.
Dazed767 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 5472 posts, RR: 52 Reply 3, posted (11 years 2 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 1734 times:
It was also in the paper. Might be a few months before this happens (from what it seemed like). It seemed like it's 50/50....some are for it, and other oppose it. Time to start sending out emails it seems....
ScottysAir From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 4, posted (11 years 2 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 1729 times:
What is heck happen into MCO airport and why doesn't closeing into the your spotting there, too? Why did gotta to know about something was going on? When will be reopen it up again soon into the future? I need with the your answer for me. Thanks!!
ScottysAir From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 6, posted (11 years 2 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 1725 times:
It's won't not do shutdown whole with US Airports and they will be fine for now into the U.S.A. cities. I think will be have a no problems into the United States. OK? Just for only into the Kenya by central Africa. I do knew that was luckily was nobody got a hurts inside of the aircraft. Well, catch ya later!!
Thomasphoto60 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 3786 posts, RR: 24 Reply 8, posted (11 years 2 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 1719 times:
Wow, you FLA guys seem to be having it a bit rough right now. I hope it's not contagious! Whats next?........M**?....Oops, I had better not complete that code, I don't want jinx you guys any more than you already are.
Seems like the airport managers there are running around like a bunch of 'chicken littles'. So far rational and level heads appear to be prevailing here in Tx.
Thomasphoto60 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 3786 posts, RR: 24 Reply 13, posted (11 years 2 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 1666 times:
Well, I received an interesting and somewhat up-beat e-mail from HAS this afternoon. In short there are no plans regarding the closure of any of IAH 2 viewing areas, however the following statement was made.
"In fact we ourselves can not guarantee that we will not be constrained to adopt additional security measures in the future"
Which when you think about it only makes sense to make such a statement considering the times in which we live. A more positive statement followed however.
"At present we feel comfortable with the existing arrangement regarding your airport photography activities"
My impression is that if HAS, has their way the spotting areas would remain open forever. Upon re-reading the threads regarding the closures of MCO and FLL, I get the feeling these closings were not spearheaded so much by the airport operators themselves rather by bureaucrats in the various city governments that have little knowledge of aviation. I just hope this mentality does not spread to some vote hungary city councilman or ambitious bureaucrat here.
So, while we may lack a great deal of diversity and spit and polished observation areas like DFW and FLL, IAH (and HOU) are still welcoming the aviation enthusiast with open arms.