To answer questions:
AerLingus: I was taking signatures from *anyone* who was out there this weekend, as long as they were over 18 years of age (for legal reasons.) I think we can use all the support we can get on this, however, if you are far away from Cleveland you might have difficulty convincing Councilman Sweeney that you are going to be viewing aircraft at our airport.
NCFlyer: It is indeed "unresolved/inconclusive." Councilman Sweeney was asked about a viewing area before and gave the standard "I don't know, I'll look into it" answer. I am providing something for him to look at. As to your other question, the Port Control/Airport Director's job is still "up in the air" as far as I know but Mayor Campbell has been in negotiations with the director of another large airport, I'm thinking Indianapolis???
Frequentflykid: The spectator deck is currently closed to ALL airport visitors except for those holding tickets on Delta, United, AirCanada Jazz, or Southwest Airlines, or their "commuter" affiliates. In other words, you must pass through the Concourse B security checkpoint first. And I doubt they'll reopen the open-air section unless the city is willing to pay for tall glass screens so you can't just lean over and drop something onto the ramp areas (not like I would ever do that, but...)
to everyone: I gathered 104 signatures over this past weekend, now I've got to talk to the Councilman. Any letters or e-mails to the Councilman would be greatly appreciated. And remember, don't whine, don't get angry in your letter, because we're asking the city to do something "free" for us (although I have several points about education, public confidence, etc. which I will be making as well.)
Up, up and away!