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Woohoo, My Airport Is Being Rebuilt!

Mon Jul 03, 2006 12:23 pm

3 days ago, The city approved the airport plan to tear down AMA and rebuild it looking more effeciant, convenient, and more futuristic then the current excuse for an airport we have. Construction will start late this year and end in late 2008 / early 2009 The artists rendering is shown below

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The artists rendering of what our new airport will look like (AMA), the old one is going to be torn down . Yes its more then 4 gates LOL


Stupid artist, AMA doesnt get CRJS anymore! Big grin



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RE: Woohoo, My Airport Is Being Rebuilt!

Mon Jul 03, 2006 12:24 pm

No jetways???  Yeah sure
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RE: Woohoo, My Airport Is Being Rebuilt!

Mon Jul 03, 2006 12:25 pm

Very nice Shannon! Glad to see AMA is upgrading. I assume you will still have your 13,502x300ft runway though?  Wink  Silly
 
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RE: Woohoo, My Airport Is Being Rebuilt!

Mon Jul 03, 2006 12:25 pm

Quoting KFLLCFII (Reply 1):

Yet another reason to call the artist stupid Big grin
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RE: Woohoo, My Airport Is Being Rebuilt!

Mon Jul 03, 2006 12:28 pm

Quoting Garri767 (Reply 3):
Yet another reason to call the artist stupid

Hey, you should be thankful to get three CR7s and a 737 in there at one time  Silly
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RE: Woohoo, My Airport Is Being Rebuilt!

Mon Jul 03, 2006 12:57 pm

Where's the terminal? Oh, I think I see it  Wink

Hey Congrats Anyways Shannon, Where will the cars park?

BTW: Shannon OKC will be finished By August 1st :P

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RE: Woohoo, My Airport Is Being Rebuilt!

Mon Jul 03, 2006 1:19 pm

Did little research on AMA - Rick Husband Amarillo International Airport. Rick Husband himself was NASA astronaut on space shuttle Columbia that broke up inflight across the state of Texas before landing on February 1, 2003. Rick Husband was born in Amarillo and attended Amarillo High School.

Interesting airport overview photo of AMA:


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How many daily flights out of AMA today?

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RE: Woohoo, My Airport Is Being Rebuilt!

Mon Jul 03, 2006 1:28 pm

Quoting September11 (Reply 6):
How many daily flights out of AMA today?

quoting http://www.visitamarillotx.com/Airport-Airline/

it is 71 (i counted them all)..

and DL is heavily rumored to come back with a few flights to SLC .



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edit- dont forget we are a town with 200,000 people . big hub people dont come in saying HAH! we get that in an hour! whoever does so will receive an automatic buttkicking

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RE: Woohoo, My Airport Is Being Rebuilt!

Mon Jul 03, 2006 2:10 pm

Quoting Garri767 (Reply 7):
Quoting September11 (Reply 6):
How many daily flights out of AMA today?

quoting http://www.visitamarillotx.com/Airport-Airline/

it is 71 (i counted them all)..

I counted on the *high* side, 33 departures max. Nowhere close to 71 departures.

That aside, congratulations on the rebuild. It will definitely be a good thing for the city of Amarillo.

[Edited 2006-07-03 07:16:08]
 
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RE: Woohoo, My Airport Is Being Rebuilt!

Mon Jul 03, 2006 2:18 pm

Quoting Garri767 (Reply 7):
it is 71 (i counted them all)..

I count 27 arrivals scheduled MON-FRI. A little less on weekends.
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RE: Woohoo, My Airport Is Being Rebuilt!

Mon Jul 03, 2006 2:47 pm

Amirillo Texas is in Germany?
 
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RE: Woohoo, My Airport Is Being Rebuilt!

Mon Jul 03, 2006 3:19 pm

Quoting Coronado990 (Reply 9):
I count 27



Quoting CMB320 (Reply 8):
33

i counted departures/arrivals, my bad.




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RE: Woohoo, My Airport Is Being Rebuilt!

Tue Jul 04, 2006 12:38 am

Lots of West Texas airports seem to be upgrading their facilities nowadays ... MAF got a new terminal a few years back, and ABI just finished a major upgrade of its terminal.

I'm glad AMA will be upgrading -- it desperately needed it. LBB seems much bigger, but of course, half its gates are sitting empty.
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RE: Woohoo, My Airport Is Being Rebuilt!

Tue Jul 04, 2006 2:10 am

Seems a bit ambitious, with not too many carriers clammering to serve the Texas Panhandle. But maybe this will spur them to come in.

Now I would have liked to have been there when AA,CO,DL,BN,TI were all flying big jets there.

Will it be built next to current, then tear down the current terminal?

Oh, forgot TW as well to list.

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RE: Woohoo, My Airport Is Being Rebuilt!

Tue Jul 04, 2006 2:13 am

Is it just me or does that look like a screenshot from flight simulator......?
 
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RE: Woohoo, My Airport Is Being Rebuilt!

Tue Jul 04, 2006 2:19 am

Quoting Ssides (Reply 12):
LBB seems much bigger,

ahem, from LBBs site " LBB leases 5 of its 9 gates to American eagle, Continental express, and Southwest airlines"

Amarillo has 13 gates  

http://amarillo.com/stories/062106/new_4948467.shtml is proof it isnt a screenshot  

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RE: Woohoo, My Airport Is Being Rebuilt!

Tue Jul 04, 2006 2:26 am

You sure are lucky to rebuilding your own airport, did you get the refinance loand on lendingtree.com?
Is it a 15/20 or 30 year loan?
Interest rate...5.5, 5.675?

I have only been to AMA once, about 12-13 years ago, it needed an update then.....congrats on the project!
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RE: Woohoo, My Airport Is Being Rebuilt!

Tue Jul 04, 2006 3:57 am

Quoting Garri767 (Reply 15):
ahem, from LBBs site " LBB leases 5 of its 9 gates to American eagle, Continental express, and Southwest airlines"

Amarillo has 13 gates

I guess LBB's terminal just seems bigger -- empty, but bigger.

How many gates are currently used at AMA? I would assume fewer than at LBB, since AMA doesn't have as many WN flights. Of course, they do have Great Lakes serving AMA.
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RE: Woohoo, My Airport Is Being Rebuilt!

Tue Jul 04, 2006 4:00 am

Quoting Ssides (Reply 17):
How many gates are currently used at AMA? I would assume fewer than at LBB, since AMA doesn't have as many WN flights. Of course, they do have Great Lakes serving AMA.

i think 11 , since the west wing isnt in use at all. but Great lakes doesnt add much to us, since they only operate one gate. but seriously, its not like the isntant one flight leaves they post the next flight from that gate. id say LBB and AMA are about the same size overall, LBB may be a tad bigger, ill look into it.
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RE: Woohoo, My Airport Is Being Rebuilt!

Tue Jul 04, 2006 4:06 am

Quoting Garri767 (Thread starter):
Stupid artist, AMA doesnt get CRJS anymore!

Was is a CRJS?
 
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RE: Woohoo, My Airport Is Being Rebuilt!

Tue Jul 04, 2006 4:14 am

Quoting Boeing744 (Reply 2):
Very nice Shannon! Glad to see AMA is upgrading. I assume you will still have your 13,502x300ft runway though?

Last time I talked with Shannon, she said it's being narrowed to 200 ft...  Sad I used to joke with her that us Cessna drivers could use it as 3 parrallel runways at it's 300 ft. width  Wink

One of the coolest things I ever saw was when a friend of mine and I were flying from ELP to OSH and stopped at AMA for fuel in a Cessna 210. The tower told us to hold short for closed traffic when we were ready to go, and a B-1B bomber proceeds to do a touch 'n go right in front of us. Never seen so much tire smoke in my life  cloudnine 
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RE: Woohoo, My Airport Is Being Rebuilt!

Tue Jul 04, 2006 4:18 am

Quoting Garri767 (Thread starter):
Stupid artist, AMA doesnt get CRJS anymore!

Maybe that was the artist's idea of an MD-80.
 
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RE: Woohoo, My Airport Is Being Rebuilt!

Tue Jul 04, 2006 4:24 am

yup, we need passwords...

Now if only they would put ONE jetway at YQL (lethbridge, Alberta, Canada)...

"if you build it, they will come..."

Congrats, airport expansion is a GREAT thing...
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RE: Woohoo, My Airport Is Being Rebuilt!

Tue Jul 04, 2006 4:24 am

Garri,

Will this be an entirely new terminal, or a rebuild of the old one? If it will be an entirely new terminal, the current one will become a candidate for the Old and Abandoned Airport Terminals website:

http://oldterminals.topcities.com

The prior Amarillo terminal, used until 1971, already has a page at the site:

http://oldterminals.topcities.com/amarillo.html

If the current terminal is going to be abandoned for air service or demolished, and you're in Amarillo r/t Germany, you might want to get pictures of it while it's still in use. (If security will allow you to do that) The site also welcomes information, and scans of maps, old photos or postcards that might be out there.

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RE: Woohoo, My Airport Is Being Rebuilt!

Tue Jul 04, 2006 4:35 am

Quoting Garri767 (Reply 18):
i think 11 , since the west wing isnt in use at all. but Great lakes doesnt add much to us, since they only operate one gate. but seriously, its not like the isntant one flight leaves they post the next flight from that gate. id say LBB and AMA are about the same size overall, LBB may be a tad bigger, ill look into it.

Hi Shannon,

I'd imagine that Military charters also occasionally use the gates, too, as happens quite often in ELP (due to Ft. Bliss), as Pantex is located in AMA. Is this the case?
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RE: Woohoo, My Airport Is Being Rebuilt!

Tue Jul 04, 2006 4:51 am

The existing terminal was opened in 1971.

After a 1991 (I believe it was) conference trip to Dallas, I rented a car and took a 3-day roadie that included AMA, LBB, and ABI. Some of the pics I took of the then vacated "old" terminals at AMA (off Route 66) and LBB (west side of the airport) are on the old terminals website linked above.

It was on that visit that I noticed a goodly number of ex-Piedmont 727-200's in USAir transition colors in storage on the ramp next to the terminal.....which brings up a question: what aircraft are currently mothballed at AMA? Is that old LTU L-1011 hulk still there?

Quoting DCA-ROCguy (Reply 23):
you might want to get pictures of it while it's still in use. (If security will allow you to do that) The site also welcomes information, and scans of maps, old photos or postcards that might be out there.

Jim.....I emailed Jamie a while back a scanned copy of an 8-or so page color picture guide to the "new" AMA terminal as published back in '71. Complete with a TWA 727-100 twin-globe livery shot  wink  .

My wife and I were talking about a roadie out that way this summer. Gotta do the Big Texas Steak Ranch and Cadillac Ranch Route 66 thing again.....

Tom at MSY

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RE: Woohoo, My Airport Is Being Rebuilt!

Tue Jul 04, 2006 5:19 am

Quoting KELPkid (Reply 24):
Is this the case?

indeed, forgot about those

Quoting Tom in NO (Reply 25):
LTU L-1011 hulk still there?

 cry  scrap shop express....

Quoting DCA-ROCguy (Reply 23):
Will this be an entirely new terminal, or a rebuild of the old one?

entirely new, the old one will be torn down. i have lots of pics, but will get more  Smile



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RE: Woohoo, My Airport Is Being Rebuilt!

Tue Jul 04, 2006 10:31 am

Quoting Tom in NO (Reply 25):
"new" AMA terminal as published back in '71

 crazy   embarrassed   embarrassed 

Quoting Tom in NO (Reply 25):
Big texan

Eat the 72oz steak (which you have to sit on that podium in front of all the 500 people with that huge timer behind you) in less then an hour and get it free Big grin:D:D:D:D
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RE: Woohoo, My Airport Is Being Rebuilt!

Wed Jul 05, 2006 2:21 am

When the terminal opened in'71 it was promoted as "more modern and more functional", and had such amenities as "the handsome Canyon Room where excellent dining is leisurely.....or at the hop-to-it coffee counter.....or in the luxurious Hayloft Lounge".

I'm sure the terminal needs updating, but I, and some others around here, have a healthy appreciation for older terminals.

Btw, in reviewing my AMA drawings and layouts, there are a total of eight departure areas, three on the western concourse and five on the eastern concourse. Of course, these days they may be subdivided to allow RJ/prop operations.

As far as the Big Texan goes, I'd settle for a normal-sized steak, and to have the strolling strings group serenade us with "Amarillo By Morning".....they did that last time we were there in '98.

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RE: Woohoo, My Airport Is Being Rebuilt!

Wed Jul 05, 2006 12:30 pm

This drawing shows Linear Concourses are now all the rage in new airport design. Was this due to 911?
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