WesternDC1010 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 332 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 4477 times:
While checking the news sources here, I came accorss this interesting tidbit:
Local Airport Renamed Bob Hope Airport
BURBANK β Burbank Airport will be renamed in honor of the late comedian Bob Hope today in a ceremony coinciding with the 100th anniversary of the Wright Brothers' first flight.
The name change was unanimously approved by the city councils of Burbank, Pasadena and Glendale in November.
Hope, who spent six decades flying around the globe to entertain servicemen and women and kept a private plane at Burbank Airport, died at his Toluca Lake home on July 27 at the age of 100.
The 10 a.m. ceremony at the airport, attended by members of the Hope family, will include a fly-over of World War II aircraft, according to the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority.
The public can watch the event from the top of the airport's parking structure, the Airport Authority's Victor Gill said.
Longhaulheavy From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 402 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 4414 times:
As far I as know, when something weird happens on a plane now, fighters are scrambled.
I have a brother-in-law who's a doctor, and took care of a man in the cabin who fell violently ill as he approached the lavatory near the cockpit. The man passed out, and the FA's went looking for his belongings because he didn't have his ID on him. At some point, they phoned the incident in.
The plane landed with a fighter on each wing, no mention on the news or anything.
Jabpilot From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 424 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 4176 times:
I was at BUR today between 1-2pm and live a mile south of the airport and I did not hear anything. Nothing out of the ordinary today. I'm sure if fighters were in the vicinity of BUR, I or my Dad (across town) would've heard them.