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User currently offlineThomasphoto60 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 3860 posts, RR: 23
Posted (11 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 2879 times:

OK guys, we have finally put up a petition @ Petition Online in order to help save IAH's 2 observation areas. As many of you are probably already aware, we lost our Lee Rd area earlier this month and the Rankin Rd spot is slated for clousre as well (pending a city council vote). So, on the heels of Don Boyd's very sucessful petition that resulted in the re-opening of the FLL park we in Houston are attempting this as well.

So, if you all would be so kind as to sign this petition so we may be able to save the wonderful pastime of 'spotting' from becoming an outlawed activity at one more US airport.

http://www.petitiononline.com/saveiah

So once again you help is needed We can save these areas if we really want it bad enough!

Thomas


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User currently offline2912n From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 2013 posts, RR: 8
Reply 1, posted (11 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 2853 times:

Okay, my vote goes with you.

Tony


User currently offlineMoose From United States of America, joined Jan 2003, 53 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (11 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 2823 times:

I'm in! Hope this helps like at FLL. Anyone going to try to save MCO also????

User currently offlineAirhead711 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 249 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (11 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 2807 times:

Got my vote...Good luck!

Scott


User currently offlineFlyingTexan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (11 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 2802 times:

Thank you to all involved in creating this petition. Looks like we already have a nice geographic cross section of signatures. Thanks to y’all, too for signing it!!

JR FlyingTexan


User currently offlineThomasphoto60 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 3860 posts, RR: 23
Reply 5, posted (11 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 2788 times:

Thanks guys for the positive feedback that we are currently receiving from you all.

I want to personally acknowledge 3 individuals in particular for this petition. First, Kevin McQuarrie who is a Houstonian currently residing in the UK, it was he who penned this petition so beautifully. Secondly, Nathan Thompson who took the time to post this up on Petition Online and finally Don Boyd who inspired us to fight for our passion of spotting as well as allowing to use some excerpts from his original FLL petition

Thomas



"Show me the Braniffs"
User currently offlineIwantaBBJ From Switzerland, joined Jun 2002, 773 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (11 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 2731 times:
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It's signed.... Good luck to you guys!!!

Mike


User currently offlineJeffM From United States of America, joined May 2005, 3266 posts, RR: 52
Reply 7, posted (11 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 2678 times:

I'm in. Sorry for the delay, I was out of town.

Jeff


User currently offlineScooter From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 851 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (11 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 2668 times:

Signed. Hope things work out for the best. Keep us updated!

User currently offlineBruce From United States of America, joined May 1999, 5036 posts, RR: 16
Reply 9, posted (11 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 2656 times:

I am onboard with it - of course!!!!

SAVE IAH!!!!!

Bruce



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User currently offlineFlyingTexan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (11 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 2630 times:

Don't let the sun set on IAH's spotting areas.


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User currently offlineThomasphoto60 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 3860 posts, RR: 23
Reply 11, posted (11 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 2631 times:

124 signatures........WOW!!

Guys, we here in Houston can't thank you all enough for your kind support. Frankly I did not expect this to take off as quickly as it did...... talk about momemtum, let's keep it up! What do you say that we shoot for 300 before midnight local CST (0600 Zulu).

BTW, does anyone recall what Don's totals were on his petition? For some reason I am thinking somewhere in the 600 neighborhood. I would like to try to match it if at all possible.

Again we here send our most sincere thanks for all of your efforts.

Thomas



"Show me the Braniffs"
User currently offlineCcrlR From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 2223 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (11 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 2596 times:
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I signed it too. I think Don got about 300 signatures for his. This is a start to a lot. The more people who sign, the more they will know how our hobby means so much to us. They used to be spotter friendly, now they stabbed us in the back and turned us away.


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User currently offlineWMUPilot From United States of America, joined Jan 2003, 1473 posts, RR: 12
Reply 13, posted (11 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 2590 times:

Got my vote....you can only carry security so far


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User currently offlineCO777 From South Africa, joined Apr 2000, 261 posts, RR: 11
Reply 14, posted (11 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 2550 times:
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Thomas, I just sighned the petition.I have always enjoyed going there in the past.The number is now #172
Jason Whitebird


User currently offlineFritzi From United Arab Emirates, joined Jun 2001, 2762 posts, RR: 2
Reply 15, posted (11 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 2559 times:

You got my signature

Good Luck!


User currently offlineDb777 From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 885 posts, RR: 46
Reply 16, posted (11 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 2512 times:
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Correction on the FLL view park petition. When the total hit 600 (not 300) I printed out the petition and mailed hard copies (27 pages of small font with remarks column widened to reduce the white space) to all the county commissioners and the mayor. The petition has only gained 30 signatures since the first of the month (630 total now). I wanted to get the petition into the hands of the powers to be right after the holidays and before a ton of spotters and photographers arrived in this area during the prime month of January.

I've sent the IAH petition to all my friends hoping they will sign on. It's been posted on the Skyone Yahoo group by someone else and someone should post it a few times (every other day or so because stuff gets flushed fast due to the number of daily postings) on the newsgroup alt.binaries.pictures.aviation because a lot of folks post and look at that newsgroup.

Don



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User currently offlineDazed767 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 5486 posts, RR: 51
Reply 17, posted (11 years 2 months 3 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 2495 times:

I signed it, good luck Thomas.

User currently offlineFlyingTexan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (11 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 2356 times:

Please, check out our petition and sign it. Like Thomas said, we'd do the same for y'all!!!


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Thx

JR FlyingTexan


User currently offlineHomer71 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 2239 posts, RR: 15
Reply 19, posted (11 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 2339 times:

I signed it...hope the city council will come to their senses!

My kids love going there



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User currently offlineLear777 From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 290 posts, RR: 4
Reply 20, posted (11 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 2316 times:

We need some more signatures folks...please sign if you haven't already. We're really getting the ball rolling...

Thanks
Brian



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User currently offlineBruce From United States of America, joined May 1999, 5036 posts, RR: 16
Reply 21, posted (11 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 2316 times:

Just curious, did anyone get a photo of Air Force One when he was at Houston for the Columbia Memorial?


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