fly_yhm
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If You Could Move Your Local Airports Location

Fri Aug 09, 2002 8:38 am

If you could move your local airports location where would you move it too and why?

My 2 local airports yhm I would move down to the Harbor front in Hamilton to replace all the steel mills and it would avoind hearing the people in Ancaster Ontario Bitch about it. Also I like waterfront airports the are neat such as BOS. Also it would be closer to the downtown and better highways.

YYZ to the otherside of toronto near Oshawa or Whitby. So its farther from YHM.
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RE: If You Could Move Your Local Airports Location

Fri Aug 09, 2002 8:39 am

Move MCI to the SOUTH side of town.
 
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RE: If You Could Move Your Local Airports Location

Fri Aug 09, 2002 8:43 am

As a fan of spotting, and as a Mississauga resident, I think it would be absolutely horrible if they were to move YYZ to another location, like Whitby or Oshawa. Keep it where it is...let's move Hamilton closer to the city instead of out in the middle of nowhere. I think by the water front would be good, but we do need the steel industry. So I say, keep them where they are.
 
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RE: If You Could Move Your Local Airports Location

Fri Aug 09, 2002 8:56 am

Without a doubt, I'd move San Diego's airport to the current site of the Marine Corps Air Station at Miramar.

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RE: If You Could Move Your Local Airports Location

Fri Aug 09, 2002 10:02 am

What a silly question...

Of course I would move my local airport (KEF - Keflavik, Iceland) right into my backyard to eliminate the 50km strip of road that today lies between my home and the airport.  Nuts
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RE: If You Could Move Your Local Airports Location

Fri Aug 09, 2002 10:10 am

ORD is smack dab right in the middle of the chicago metro area, the city is east, and the nimby's are west, it is completely surrounded. It would have been perfect if it was in the south side of town by the lake, that way there would be no nimby's to cry, half of the flight paths would go over the lake, and the south side of chicago wouldn't be such a ghetto.
 
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RE: If You Could Move Your Local Airports Location

Fri Aug 09, 2002 10:40 am

For Hong Kong (HKG), it's a no-brainer --- MOVE IT BACK TO KAI TAK !!!!

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RE: If You Could Move Your Local Airports Location

Fri Aug 09, 2002 10:55 am

Well, my local airport is ATL, and it's fine. HOWEVER, the airport I grew up pasted to the fence of watching aircraft is Farmington, NM (FMN). If it were my choice, I'd close both FMN and DRO (Durango, CO) and build one airport between the two cities (45 miles apart) to serve both communities as they've discussed for nearly 25 years. Then there'd be some real action.

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RE: If You Could Move Your Local Airports Location

Fri Aug 09, 2002 9:20 pm

Move MCO to the north side of Orlando.

Expand the runway(despite the NIMBY's) in HVN ( New Haven, CT) so it can increase its service.
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RE: If You Could Move Your Local Airports Location

Sat Aug 10, 2002 12:34 am

STL is fine where it is though I would love to see it expand northwards so we could have four paralells of which 3 could be used simultaneously. Should have the 3rd one up an running in a couple of years.
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RE: If You Could Move Your Local Airports Location

Sat Aug 10, 2002 12:39 am

That would be SWEET! it would run into boeing tho right?
 
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RE: If You Could Move Your Local Airports Location

Sat Aug 10, 2002 1:47 am

Fly_yhm, you're forgetting about the NIMBYs in Burlington/Aldershot who would have a large cow over that noise!

You could only approach from the east or west due to the bridge and escarpment.

Would be fun to watch though.
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RE: If You Could Move Your Local Airports Location

Sat Aug 10, 2002 1:57 am

I agree Trvlr,

San Diego would become San Diego Miramar International Airport. Let the fighter jets go train down at KSAN.  Smile/happy/getting dizzy


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RE: If You Could Move Your Local Airports Location

Sat Aug 10, 2002 2:09 am

I think that we should have built a large airport serving the Bay Area in Pleasanton-Dublin area, which is about 30 miles from San Francisco, in the 80's. It wasn't all that developped, and would have offerred room for expansion. It also has good weather, and wouldn't have weather related delays. (Moving it further east would cause fog delays).
Unfortunately, the area has since developped, and NIMBY folks would have a point. There currently isn't a good place to put an airport built specifically to serve the entire bay area. SFO and SJC have limited expansion possiblities, and flight paths need to be limited due to noise concerns.
If I were elected Bay Area Airport Zhar, I would expand OAK into the main airport in the region, and have SFO and SJC become the regional airports (kind of like SJC and OAK now).
Of course another option is to have Travis AFB become a large international airport (like Narita), becoming California's primary longhaul airport. (Ain't gonna happen, but it's a thought).
 
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RE: If You Could Move Your Local Airports Location

Sun Aug 11, 2002 3:26 am

ATL is in a fairly good location, good access to three Interstate highways (I-75, I-85, I-285), rapid transit line that goes all the way to the northside of town, and it's centrally located in the region. On the other hand, the airport is not ideally situated for a lot of people. When the airport originally opened, the majority of people in the Atlanta area lived in the city itself, or in one of the trolley suburbs like Inman Park, Druid Hills, Virginia-Highlands, Decatur, and East Point; so the airport really wasn't too far from the majority of the residents of Atlanta. Since the 1970s, the population growth has been primarily concentrated in the northern suburbs of Atlanta (north Fulton County, Cobb County, Gwinnett County, Forsyth County, and Cherokee County) and areas that were being considered for the location of a replacement airport ended up where all this development sprung up. When a site in northern Fulton County was being considered in the late 60s and early 70s for the airport, the area was still rural farmland; today, the area is full of neighborhoods, office parks, and retail stores. One of the original sites proposed for the Atlanta Airport back in the 1920s was to the southwest of town, but was not considered because of a large hill on the site, and the navigation technology was not up to the challenge. The site of the former Naval Air Station in Chamblee was considered as well, but the government in DeKalb County got a hold to the land before the City of Atlanta could, and is now the current site of Peachtree-DeKalb Airport. There really isn't a suitable site in the Metro area for the airport, other than some of the smaller airfields in Atlanta. The decision to build it in Hapeville was the best decision that could have been made, since basically, only a minimum amount of work was require to establish it originally.

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