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Apron Areas With Names At EWR  
User currently offlineRampart From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 3142 posts, RR: 6
Posted (6 years 3 months 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 2228 times:

I never noticed this before. Near Terminal A at EWR, the remote parking areas apparently have names, "Wilbur", "Lindy" and "Amelia". They're clearly visible in Google Earth, painted in large black and yellow letters on the concrete. Anyone know the history or backstory behind that naming? I've never seen anything similar at other airports. (Please, no clowns with an aviation history lesson, I know who Wilbur, Lindy, and Amelia are.)

I'm not sure how you experts upload Google Earth images to A.net. I'll have to resort to refering you to these coordinates: 40°41'05" N, 74°10'58"W, and zoom in appropriately. Or just search for EWR airport and look south of Terminal A.

-Rampart

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User currently offlineGTTIC From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2008, 19 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (6 years 3 months 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 2212 times:

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Apron names at EWR


Here you go.



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User currently offlineMir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 21654 posts, RR: 55
Reply 2, posted (6 years 3 months 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 2195 times:



Quoting Rampart (Thread starter):
Please, no clowns with an aviation history lesson, I know who Wilbur, Lindy, and Amelia are

Funny, I never thought about them that way. I thought they were just names of important New Jersey people.

They're on the airport chart as well. I couldn't begin to guess why they chose names instead of letters.

-Mir



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User currently offlineRampart From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 3142 posts, RR: 6
Reply 3, posted (6 years 3 months 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 2156 times:



Quoting GTTIC (Reply 1):
Here you go.

Thanks!

(IM me on how you do that.)

-Rampart


User currently offlineLincoln From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 3887 posts, RR: 8
Reply 4, posted (6 years 3 months 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 2106 times:



Quoting Mir (Reply 2):
I couldn't begin to guess why they chose names instead of letters.

Off the cuff guess... To avoid confusion with taixways, perhaps?

Park on Alpha vs. Park on Lindy?

(Ok, thinking about that it doesn't give pilots much credit, after all they know the difference between Charlie 18 the gate and Charlie the taxiway, but it's the best I can come up with)

Lincoln



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User currently offlineMir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 21654 posts, RR: 55
Reply 5, posted (6 years 3 months 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 2063 times:



Quoting Lincoln (Reply 4):
Off the cuff guess... To avoid confusion with taixways, perhaps?

Park on Alpha vs. Park on Lindy?

I don't think airplanes ever taxi into there to park. They're used as overflow parking so that planes don't have to sit around taking up a gate (a precious commodity at EWR). So anything that ends up there is likely to be taxied by maintenance crew or (more likely) towed.

-Mir



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User currently offlineLTBEWR From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 13120 posts, RR: 12
Reply 6, posted (6 years 3 months 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 2021 times:

It's probably some manger's idea of having some fun and reduce confusion on the ground. At least it is something a bit more clever and different from other airport's form.

User currently offlineThePinnacleKid From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 725 posts, RR: 8
Reply 7, posted (6 years 3 months 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 1933 times:



Quoting Mir (Reply 5):
I don't think airplanes ever taxi into there to park. They're used as overflow parking so that planes don't have to sit around taking up a gate (a precious commodity at EWR). So anything that ends up there is likely to be taxied by maintenance crew or (more likely) towed.

Unfortunately, we taxi and park in there all the time while we wait on a gate to open up... Amelia Hard Stands being the one we frequently use...



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User currently offlineDUALRATED From United States of America, joined May 2008, 1001 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (6 years 3 months 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 1911 times:

Wasn't the area where they park Air Force One (where the old EWR tower used to be) called "the bull pen" or something like that.


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User currently offlineA340Spotter From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1981 posts, RR: 23
Reply 9, posted (6 years 3 months 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 1821 times:



Quoting DUALRATED (Reply 8):
Wasn't the area where they park Air Force One (where the old EWR tower used to be) called "the bull pen" or something like that

The Ball Park...and it still exists

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User currently offlineDUALRATED From United States of America, joined May 2008, 1001 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (6 years 3 months 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 1809 times:



Quoting A340Spotter (Reply 9):
The Ball Park...and it still exists

Thats it! It's been a while since i've worked out of EWR, all I could remember was baseball
 Big grin Thanks.



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User currently offlineMir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 21654 posts, RR: 55
Reply 11, posted (6 years 3 months 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 1776 times:



Quoting ThePinnacleKid (Reply 7):
Unfortunately, we taxi and park in there all the time while we wait on a gate to open up... Amelia Hard Stands being the one we frequently use...

In other words, you sit there waiting for a gate, but don't let the passengers off?

I have to admit I haven't seen that - though I mostly go through EWR either in the early morning or late evening. Every time I've seen planes there it looks like they're empty and just waiting to be towed to a gate.

-Mir



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