What started in Civil Aviation as a discussion about the plan in the 1990s about replacing MSP is now a thread about airport designs.
What is this all about?
Many of us in our youth probably drew pictures of airports. We drew our dream airports or redesigns of current airports. I know there have been threads were we share our airports in word but now it is time to draw.
Now it is time to share!
1) Design an airport that either replaces a current airport on its current location (realignment and redesign) or at a new location.
2) Post the image as a link or thumbnail. DO NOT PLACE LARGE IMAGES IN THE THREAD.
3) At the top of your post;
-Your nickname or real name (your choice)
-name the airport,
-give the city name (serving...),
-name of design,
-state if it is a: realignment, redesign or new airport,
-list the number of gates,
-number of concourses/terminals,
4) Give an explanation of why you designed the airport the way you did. What are the benefits of your design? Give any other information that might help understand what is being looked at. Can it be expanded?
5) Please make a legend for your airport drawing to help others understand what is being looked at. example: Blue Dotted line = tram, Yellow = Commercial space, Dark Grey (gray) = runways, Light grey (gray) =taxiways/apron
Detailed is good. Labels are good.
6) Try to be practical. Not to suppress creativity but you know a 150 gate airport to replace CWA would probably not be practical now or in the next 100 years.
You can stick to the terminal or go into details with runways, taxiways, cargo apron, boundaries, ATC, maintainance, parking, transport, and other details.
If you want to have an image of an airplane that is easy and doesn't infringe on copyrights, I recommend using the "(" from Zapf Dingbats. The "(" is a 4 engine aircraft. In the example below a 24pt version represents a wide-body while the 16pt version represents a narrow body.
I used InDesign to do the drawings and make the PDF. But you can use any form or software you want. If possible let's keep the formats to PDFs and JPGs.
If a member would like to play with a design, please ask the owner for permission.
When making a comment on an airport design, please quote the critical info of the poster (designer name, name of airport, name of design)
Please do not belittle someone's design. Give constructive criticism.
posting an edit
If you make changes to an original posted design, please quote your original post's critical information. Then give the description of the changes and links or thumbnails of your new image/design.