Hole_courtney From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 569 posts, RR: 1 Posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 2723 times:
The local news paper, the eagle, is reporting that a British Airways 777 is going to be landing at Easterwood Airport.
I was wondering if one of you people who takes pictures of planes at Easterwood, was going to be out taking pictures when that plane arrived. i was wondering, because i would go down there and take them myself, because it's my home airport and i just have that home airport pride, but i'm 4 hours away.
If one of you were to take a picture, i was wondering if I could get a copy of it just for my own person.
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JA54123 From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 137 posts, RR: 3 Reply 3, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 2478 times:
I find that amazing!! The main runway at that airport is only 7000' long. It is also paved in asphalt if I am correct. They usually do not have any thing larger that a ERJ145 from Continental Express. I wish I could be there to witness it.
RogueTrader From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 15, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 2341 times:
Its about 75 miles NNW of IAH, Houston, Texas.
Its main purpose in life is to be the home city of Texas A&M University. It also has the George Bush (the elder) Presidential library and Museum, which hosts lectures by various dignitaries throughout the year.
Erj-145mech From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 306 posts, RR: 1 Reply 20, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 2263 times:
When Pres Bush visits Crawford, he usually lands at Gray AAF at Ft Hood, I believe its a 11,000 rwy, and then helicopters to Crawford. Its has much more security available with two Army divisions. Why on earth would Blair go out of his way to inconvience himself? Britt-Aggie?
B757300 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 4114 posts, RR: 25 Reply 21, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 2264 times:
Yeah, I'm out here. I was sick yesterday with allergies but am better today. Since CLL is current known for hating spotters, I am going to be out @ Research Park.
This map shows where I'm going to be. The black X is a good area to see aircraft approaching IF the wind is not from the right direction. Sometimes they take off over Research Park instead but I believe it is only if there is a north wind.
If he is landing tomorrow, I'll go try to see it. Sunday is suppose to be very bad weather so it doesn't sound to spotter friendly.
"I received the following message from the College Station Airport just now:
We will be taking photographs and they should be posted on our website afterwards. It may take a few days to update the website.
Assistant Director for Airport Administration
Texas A&M University
That is the bit*h that has been giving me grief over photography. According to her, all photography @ airports is illegal under FAA law.
B757300 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 4114 posts, RR: 25 Reply 22, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 2257 times:
Here is the article from The Eagle (Or as I call it, The Buzzard)
Bush Center to host British Prime Minister Blair
By LAURA HIPP
Eagle Staff Writer
British Prime Minister Tony Blair will be in College Station on Sunday to speak at the George Bush Presidential Library Center.
Texas A&M will roll out the maroon carpet for British Prime Minister Tony Blair, who is scheduled to speak Sunday at the George Bush Presidential Library Center.
Blair will discuss U.S. and British involvement in Afghanistan following a visit with President Bush at his Crawford ranch, said Roman Popadiuk, executive director of the George Bush Presidential Library Foundation. The leaders are meeting this weekend in Central Texas.
Blair’s speech is tentatively scheduled for 1:30 p.m. and is co-sponsored by the George Bush Presidential Library Foundation and the university. There also will be a question-and-answer session with the audience.
Blair’s trip to College Station could be canceled if British officials decide he should return to England. The country is in a mourning period after Queen Mother Elizabeth died Saturday.
The Fightin’ Texas Aggie Band, the Singing Cadets and the Ross Volunteers, which are the Texas governor’s honor guard, may welcome Blair upon his arrival. Those celebrations also are tentative because of the queen mother’s death.
Easterwood Airport is making preparations for a British Airways Boeing 777 to arrive Sunday morning. Blair is arriving from Crawford by helicopter and will leave for England after his speech.
John Happ, director of Easterwood Airport, said the 777 will be the largest plane ever to land at the facility. British Airways has determined that the Easterwood runway can withstand the weight of the aircraft, he said.
“We’re extremely excited to host Mr. Blair,” Happ said.
Popadiuk said Blair was invited to College Station by former President George Bush. Blair will tour the museum before speaking to the public.
Tighter security measures are in effect, and no handbags, backpacks, cameras or other personal belongings will be allowed in the conference center.
Blair became prime minister in 1997, and was re-elected last year. He will arrive in the United States as criticism from several European countries and some British has begun to build over President Bush’s desire to remove Saddam Hussein from power in Iraq as part of the war on terrorism.
The topic is sure to be discussed when the two leaders meet in Crawford this weekend, said R.J.Q. Adams, a Texas A&M history professor.
“There are concerns among America’s friends about the events since September,” Adams said. “By and large, response throughout the world has been really supportive. Who has been closer to America than Britain?”
Despite small strains of criticism, the bond between the countries continues to hold, Adams said.
The relationship between Blair and the president appears to be positive and crosses party ideology, Adams said. Blair’s Labor Party is similar to the Democratic Party in the United States.
Jhooper From United States of America, joined Dec 2001, 6195 posts, RR: 13 Reply 23, posted (11 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 2213 times:
I called up the Montgomery County FSS today to ask about any NOTAMs that might be in place for Tony Blair's visit, and the briefer told me that he was here today but that he's gone already. Is this true, and if so, will he still be at CLL on Sunday?
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