BACONCORDE From United States of America, joined May 2000, 100 posts, RR: 0 Posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 1108 times:
I have heard talk that DCA may be closed forever, because of its close proximity to D.C. This would most likely end Shuttle operations of major airlines. Comments or more info if you have it is welcome.
Boeing757fan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 1070 times:
If it does close, than it is safe to say you can say goodbye to USAirways also. Very funny how the Justice Department in DC said "NO WAY" to the UA/US merger, and USairways is going to end right in front of them at DCA.
FlagshipAZ From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 3419 posts, RR: 15
Reply 4, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 1049 times:
I don't mean to cast a negetive light on the possibility of DCA closing, but if it should happen...that airfield would be a great addition for the Air & Space Museum branch of the Smithsonian Institution. Think of the possiblities of the positive side of aviation. Regards.
"Beer is living proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy." --Ben Franklin
Skychuck From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 974 times:
DCA was a pilot's nightmare long before this. Should have been closed years ago. I do like the Smithsonian idea. Convert the terminal to a museum, park historic aircraft around the concourses. Or demolish the concourses and build a massive hangar of some sort to display the planes. MWAA could recoup the investment through entrance fees.
Flashmeister From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 2895 posts, RR: 7
Reply 9, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 945 times:
Military, business, and regional jets are capable of crashing, too, in an accident, or deliberately. It's not the fact that there are pax planes at DCA -- it's the fact that there are planes at all that concerns people.