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Another Atlanta Airport Naming Controversy.....  
User currently offlineSrbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (5 years 9 months 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 2847 times:

This time in Cobb County.

Cobb airport name change runs into resistance
Outcry shelves airport renaming

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.

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User currently offlineIkramerica From United States of America, joined May 2005, 21500 posts, RR: 60
Reply 1, posted (5 years 9 months 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 2772 times:

I think they should compromise on:

The Los Angeles Executive Airport Cobb County Terminal Building of Atlanta at Coca Cola McCollum Field.



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User currently offlineClearedDirect From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 271 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (5 years 9 months 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 2735 times:

Shouldnt they throw "international" in there somewhere?????
That always makes it sound more impressive  sarcastic 


User currently offlineTN757Flyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (5 years 9 months 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 2462 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.

User currently offlineKiwiandrew From New Zealand, joined Jun 2005, 8548 posts, RR: 13
Reply 4, posted (5 years 9 months 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 2455 times:
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Quoting ClearedDirect (Reply 2):
Shouldnt they throw "international" in there somewhere?????

dont you have any ambition ? make it 'intercontinental'



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User currently offlineAFKL From Netherlands, joined Feb 2008, 219 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (5 years 9 months 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 2417 times:



Quoting Kiwiandrew (Reply 4):
Quoting ClearedDirect (Reply 2):
Shouldnt they throw "international" in there somewhere?????

dont you have any ambition ? make it 'intercontinental'

International is more ambitious than intercontinental, no?

International could mean anywhere over the world, whereas intercontinental would mean within (hence the inter) a continent? Is there such a thing as intracontinental?  Confused


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User currently offlineSpruceMoose From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 119 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (5 years 9 months 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 2268 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?

-SpruceMoose



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User currently offlineMOBflyer From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 1209 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (5 years 9 months 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 2211 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.


User currently offlineCRJ200FAGuy From United States of America, joined May 2007, 400 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (5 years 9 months 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 2029 times:

Someone should name an airport Intergalactic

User currently offlineSrbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (5 years 9 months 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 1890 times:



Quoting CRJ200FAGuy (Reply 8):
Someone should name an airport Intergalactic

I'm surprised that Virgin Galactic hasn't done so with the Mojave Spaceport.

I'll throw in an oddball airport name. There's a small private airfield east of Atlanta called Kennedy Intranational.

http://www.airnav.com/airport/2GA0

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=e...7779&spn=0.00449,0.009656&t=k&z=17


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