While I can understand why it was named what it was named and why some folks wish to keep the McCollum name on the airport, the role the airport plays these days differs significantly from when Commissioner McCollum established the airport.
Then again, the proposed name, Atlanta Executive Airport-Cobb County-McCollum Field makes Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport roll off the tongue by comparison.
The airport really is in growth mode, as it's one of the few airports in the Atlanta that has built significant new hangar space in the last few years. PDK has added a hangar, but it's a business-related hangar. RYY is pretty much the only one to have added T-hangars. If you want a T-hangar at PDK or FTY, you'll be waiting awhile, as both airports have waiting lists.
TN757Flyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (5 years 11 months 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 2503 times:
Geez, where does it stop? Next thing you know, we'll be seeing corporate logo's on runways. I wonder if some people think HSBC is some sort of airport management company given the number of airports that have their logo on the jet bridges.
SpruceMoose From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 119 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (5 years 11 months 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 2309 times:
Quoting AFKL (Reply 5): International is more ambitious than intercontinental, no?
No. International could mean to Canada or Mexico. Intercontinental means between continents.
Quoting AFKL (Reply 5): International could mean anywhere over the world, whereas intercontinental would mean within (hence the inter) a continent? Is there such a thing as intracontinental?
You have that backwards. Inter- means 'between'. Intra- means 'within'. Intracontinental would be a flight between two cities on the same continent (in this case, the lower 48, Alaska, Mexico, and Canada).
Of course, 'International' doesn't require scheduled international flights, just FIS facilities (if that, even?). I assume 'intercontinental' is purely a marketing term, meant to sound more prestigious than 'international'. Does anyone know if there's anything more to it than that?
It flew at an altitude of six feet for a distance of four and a half feet. Then we discovered rain makes it catch fire.
MOBflyer From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 1209 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (5 years 11 months 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 2252 times:
Quoting SpruceMoose (Reply 6): Of course, 'International' doesn't require scheduled international flights, just FIS facilities (if that, even?). I assume 'intercontinental' is purely a marketing term, meant to sound more prestigious than 'international'. Does anyone know if there's anything more to it than that?
Contrary to popular belief, there is no regulation dictating the naming designation of international airports. Some regional airports have FIS facilties, while some "international" airports couldn't accept a C-402s from Canada. Its all marketing.