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User currently offlineHamad From United Arab Emirates, joined Apr 2000, 1159 posts, RR: 7
Posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 13 hours ago) and read 1562 times:

are they really going to close gravely point behind DCA :'(???


PHX - i miss spotting
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User currently offlineHamad From United Arab Emirates, joined Apr 2000, 1159 posts, RR: 7
Reply 1, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 8 hours ago) and read 1513 times:

no answer??
does any body has some information so far?



PHX - i miss spotting
User currently offlineFutureFO From Ireland, joined Oct 2001, 3132 posts, RR: 21
Reply 2, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 8 hours ago) and read 1501 times:

I have not heard for certain whether or not they are going to close Gravelly Point. It is a US Park Service patrolled area quite a bit.


I Don't know where I am anymore
User currently offlineAmtrakGuy From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 500 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 6 hours ago) and read 1488 times:

I drove by few weeks ago and saw several people standing outside & watching the planes landing...so I think it's okay.

dave


User currently online727LOVER From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 6285 posts, RR: 17
Reply 4, posted (11 years 4 months 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 1447 times:

If this is true, its very sad. How long has that place been open?


Listen Betty, don't start up with your 'White Zone' s*** again.
User currently offlineZrb2 From United States of America, joined May 2000, 895 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (11 years 4 months 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 1444 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.

User currently offlineFutureFO From Ireland, joined Oct 2001, 3132 posts, RR: 21
Reply 6, posted (11 years 4 months 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 1429 times:

But if you watched the Local DC news a couple of nights ago there was talk about it.


I Don't know where I am anymore
User currently offlineGocaps16 From Japan, joined Jan 2000, 4338 posts, RR: 21
Reply 7, posted (11 years 4 months 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 1409 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.

Kevin
U.S. NAVY


User currently offlineFlyPNS1 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 6572 posts, RR: 24
Reply 8, posted (11 years 4 months 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 1400 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.

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