Zrb2 From United States of America, joined May 2000, 895 posts, RR: 0 Reply 5, posted (10 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 1231 times:
I was there yesterday soaking up a rare warm day. It was absolutely bustling with activity. I don't see how you can prevent people from stopping there when there is a major bike/rollerblade path that goes right through? I've never heard any rumours about closing off the area.
Gocaps16 From Japan, joined Jan 2000, 4319 posts, RR: 22 Reply 7, posted (10 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 1196 times:
My dad told me about it while I was talking on the phone with him. They plan on closing Gravelly Point down by this summer. Pure nonsense bullshit. They think its a hazard to airplanes landing or takeoff off since it is close to distance to shoot down an airplane. Well, ANYWHERE is too close, not just public spotting areas. Not just shutting down Gravelly Point, but also BWI and other airports with outside viewings. INSANE!!!
I don't think they will close it down. Gravelly Point is TOO popular to shut it down and if they did close it down, well, the terrorist wins again! Otherwise, I'll be getting a petition going up if they were to close it down. Besides, I think the news is just pure bullshit information about aviation. That's why we have ANT--Aviation News TV.
FlyPNS1 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 6302 posts, RR: 25 Reply 8, posted (10 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 1187 times:
I don't live very far from Gravelly Point and I go running and biking through it every few days. From what I hear, they may close the parking lot. However, there will still be a spectator area. The Mt. Vernon trail (a very popular running/bicycle trail) runs right through Gravelly Point. If they closed off Gravelly point completely, then they would have to sever the Mt. Vernon Trail. That would upset a lot of people and I don't see it happening.