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Gravelly Point Article In Today's WP  
User currently offlineCV990A From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 1416 posts, RR: 0
Posted (9 years 3 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 1965 times:

There is a somewhat interesting article about Gravelly Point in today's Washington Post- it is right on the top of their website-

Just thought I'd share.

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User currently offlineAirfinair From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 667 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (9 years 3 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 1923 times:

"Some planes have upturned wing tips that pilots have nicknamed epaulets, Cordwell told her. The epaulets keep air pressure on the plane and reduce fuel consumption."

I've never heard of winglets referred to as epaulets.

From websters.com:

ep·au·let also ep·au·lette n.

A shoulder ornament, especially a fringed strap worn on military uniforms.

Huh, you learn something new everyday.

Thanks for the article, CV990A.

User currently offlinePositiverate From United States of America, joined May 2005, 1590 posts, RR: 8
Reply 2, posted (9 years 3 weeks ago) and read 1878 times:

"What is that?" Cordwell asked as something screamed past.

Jennings smiled and squinted. "This would be, um, an F-100?"

Who still flies F-100's into DCA?

User currently offlinePSU.DTW.SCE From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 7535 posts, RR: 28
Reply 3, posted (9 years 2 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 1812 times:

There hasn't been any F-100's in DCA since the later part of 2003 when AA removed them from their fleet.

User currently offlineLH423 From Canada, joined Jul 1999, 6501 posts, RR: 54
Reply 4, posted (9 years 2 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 1791 times:

I was wondering how many posts it would take before people started disecting it.  Smile


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User currently offlineDesertJets From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7762 posts, RR: 16
Reply 5, posted (9 years 2 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 1782 times:

Quoting LH423 (Reply 4):
I was wondering how many posts it would take before people started disecting it.

That's like asking "how many licks it takes to get to the center of a Tootsie Roll Pop"?

Any errors or oversights don't mean much to me. Gravelly Point is still open to the public and a nice place to go for plane nuts and non-plane nuts alike.

Stop drop and roll will not save you in hell. --- seen on a church marque in rural Virginia
User currently offlineZRB2 From United States of America, joined May 2000, 895 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (9 years 2 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 1753 times:

We can always dissect any plane article. We are freaks. How about the sentence in the 2nd paragraph:
Clearly as you read the continuation, he meant to say the white plane was still on it's takeoff roll while the US Airways jet was on approach and forced to do a go around.

"A dark blue US Airways jet was hurtling toward the runway of Reagan National Airport, where a white plane was still taxiing before takeoff."

User currently offlineNYCFlyer From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 1387 posts, RR: 10
Reply 7, posted (9 years 2 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 1691 times:

Great article. I lived in DC for two years and often would go down there to relax at the end of the day. Beautiful spot. I can't imagine there's a better spotting location in America.

Also, great to read an article glorifying plane spotting for a change, rather than condemning it and shutting down good spotting locations.

User currently offlinePotomac From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 713 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (9 years 2 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 1662 times:

i've been going there my whole life and also got engaged there. a great view of the city to go along with the proximity to the end of the runway. it's a must-see for any area resident or visitor.

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