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FAA TFR For ATL Vortac Friday 3/16  
User currently offlineaviationbuff08 From United States of America, joined Feb 2008, 346 posts, RR: 0
Posted (2 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 2358 times:

I see the Mr. Obama is visiting Atlanta tomorrow for a fund raiser and have a TFR from AOPA in my email. According to local news he will be visiting Tyler Perry's studios in Southwest Atlanta.

Any guesses if he will use ATL, or MGE for that beautiful 747-200. Would love to watch is land but spotting around MGE is nearly impossible. Any guesses?

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User currently offlineglobalflyer From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 921 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (2 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 2006 times:

It sounded like ATL on the traffic report but they would not say for sure. I have a great view from my office at the Galleria, but I chose to work at home because of the nightmare traffic!  


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User currently offlinelitz From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1753 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (2 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 1922 times:
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Considering he's going to Buckhead and the Perry Studios, ATL would make more sense logistically.

It's a long, long way from Dobbins all the way to the south end of the south part of the city.

(Anyone not from ATL really can't understand just how spread out stuff that is still considered "Atlanta" actually is)


User currently offlinesuseJ772 From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 806 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (2 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 1820 times:

He is coming in to ATL. When Bush would come in he would use MGE but his "base" is more on the north side of Atlanta and MGE made sense. Since he is going to Tyler Perry Studios and Tyler Perry's home for two separate fundraisers, he is using ATL. Scheduled to land at 5:30


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User currently offlinealphaomega From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 568 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (2 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 1708 times:

There's a good economic stimulus...shutdown the busiest airport in the world at 530pm on a Friday...

User currently onlineunattendedbag From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 2323 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (2 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 1558 times:

Quoting alphaomega (Reply 4):
shutdown the busiest airport in the world at 530pm on a Friday...

don't be ridiculous, the airport doesn't shut down!



Slower traffic, keep right
User currently offlinealphaomega From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 568 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (2 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 1319 times:

Quoting unattendedbag (Reply 5):

It does shortly prior to landing and until potus is off the airfield. Only 15-20min but thats enough to throw a wrinkle into the traffic flow. Last time I saw this fiasco was at JFK on a Friday at 1700 from T4 IAT ops control...mostly DL backups then.


User currently offlinechrisair From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 2058 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (2 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 1300 times:

Quoting unattendedbag (Reply 5):
don't be ridiculous, the airport doesn't shut down!

It most certainly does. I flew ATL-LAS back in October. We were due in 15 minutes early but had to hold for Obama. Ended up blocking in an hour late from our scheduled arrival time, making us 1:15 late. The 4 hour flight turned to 5:15.

Got a phenomenal view of the Hoover Dam from 9,000 feet though. It was neat the first and second times. The 8th time was a little old...


User currently offlineFlyASAGuy2005 From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 7004 posts, RR: 11
Reply 8, posted (2 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 1256 times:

Quoting unattendedbag (Reply 5):
Quoting alphaomega (Reply 6):
Quoting chrisair (Reply 7):

ATL is no JFK or LAS. The airport did not completely shut down. Southern OPS continued as normal. No ground movement was allowed on or off any of the 5 ramps to the north end. All departures were either routed south or held at the gate. Arrivals held or were routed well south to join those arrivals.



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User currently onlineunattendedbag From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 2323 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (2 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 1238 times:

Quoting alphaomega (Reply 6):
It does shortly prior to landing and until potus is off the airfield.
Quoting chrisair (Reply 7):
It most certainly does.

I have come to the realization that many members of this site have an extremely limited view of what an airport is, and it saddens me. The airport is NOT just a long piece of pavement where airplanes land and take off. There is also ground transportation (taxi's, rental cars), concessions inside the terminal, airline, fueling, catering operations. Staff inside the airport that clean the carpets. So when you say the airport "shuts down", are you talking about the entire airport? Or are you talking about the airfield, taxiways and the airspace? Let's think about what we write in these forums for longer than the 1 second it takes to make an incorrect generalization.  



Slower traffic, keep right
User currently offlinechrisair From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 2058 posts, RR: 3
Reply 10, posted (2 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 1176 times:

Quoting unattendedbag (Reply 9):
Let's think about what we write in these forums for longer than the 1 second it takes to make an incorrect generalization.

  You think 90% of the people on this site care there's more to an airport than some airplanes and runways?

Quoting FlyASAGuy2005 (Reply 8):
No ground movement was allowed on or off any of the 5 ramps to the north end. All departures were either routed south or held at the gate.

Makes sense. ATL must be different since the footprint is so big and traffic on the south side is several miles away from the north side.


User currently offlinef35 From United States of America, joined Dec 2008, 65 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (2 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 1108 times:

Quoting chrisair (Reply 10):
  You think 90% of the people on this site care there's more to an airport than some airplanes and runways?

What are you trying to say...   
There are only airplanes at airports...


User currently offlineFlyASAGuy2005 From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 7004 posts, RR: 11
Reply 12, posted (2 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 1065 times:

Quoting chrisair (Reply 10):
You think 90% of the people on this site care there's more to an airport than some airplanes and runways?
Quoting f35 (Reply 11):
What are you trying to say...
There are only airplanes at airports...

I agree with Chris. I *personally* think the poster's comment above had no point *IMO*. It's obvious that when we say the airport was (or was not) shut down we're talking about a/c movement. Whether in the air or on the ground. At least that's what came to my mind. I wasn't thinking for a minute it also meant no one was allowed in or out the ap, taxis stopped running, shuttle buses, catering, fueling, loading bags, and whatever else which seemed like nonesense really.



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