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by cleared2land
Mon Dec 23, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 349
Views: 57787

Re: Allegiant Discussion Thread - 2019

SBN added their FIS due to G4 as well. There is and has been alleged talks that G4 will do a Mexico flight and eventually a Bahamas one.

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by cleared2land
Fri Nov 22, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indiana State Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 158
Views: 18201

Re: Indiana State Aviation Thread - 2019

SBN posted a 5.96% increase YOY for September and a 17.12% increase on the year so far.

FWA posted a 2.72% increase YOY for September and a 4.74% increase on the year so far.

2019 total enplanements so far: FWA is at 294,814, SBN is at 308,128. Basically on RJ flight a day difference.

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by cleared2land
Sat Nov 02, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indiana State Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 158
Views: 18201

Re: Indiana State Aviation Thread - 2019

SBN August numbers show a 4.8% increase over 2018. At this pace SBN should hit at least 830,000 total pax. FWA 2019 enplanements 265,000 SBN 2019 enplanements 273,328 September, October and November should be better with the ND Football traffic and the use of some extra flights and larger airplanes...

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by cleared2land
Sat Nov 02, 2019 1:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indiana State Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 158
Views: 18201

Re: Indiana State Aviation Thread - 2019

SBN August numbers show a 4.8% increase over 2018. At this pace SBN should hit at least 830,000 total pax.

FWA 2019 enplanements 265,000
SBN 2019 enplanements 273,328

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by cleared2land
Mon Oct 07, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indiana State Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 158
Views: 18201

Re: Indiana State Aviation Thread - 2019

SBN's latest numbers are in. SBN should break 870,000 at minimum at this pace, however, with higher 4th quarter travel they could break 900K.

SBN July - Up 15.72% on the month, 21% on the year; 238,812 enplanements so far 2019
FWA July - Up 8.66% on the year; 234,239 total enplanements so far 2019

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by cleared2land
Thu Oct 03, 2019 1:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indiana State Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 158
Views: 18201

Re: Indiana State Aviation Thread - 2019

When SBN built 27R/9L they were pushing over 300 ops a day. Today, they are at best 1/3 of that. I believe the highest annual traffic count for the tower was between 400-450 takeoffs and landings when the north parallel was funded. By the 1999 the volume for the tower dropped to around 90,000 annua...

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by cleared2land
Wed Oct 02, 2019 2:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indiana State Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 158
Views: 18201

Re: Indiana State Aviation Thread - 2019

Why would an airport the size of FWA or SBN need a parallel runway to accommodate simultaneous arrivals and departures? Neither have anywhere close the amount of traffic that would warrant the cost. SAN and RSW are both single runways operations with significantly more traffic. It would be a waste ...

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by cleared2land
Tue Sep 03, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: America’s finest Mad Dog, says good bye!
Replies: 2
Views: 1674

Re: America’s finest Mad Dog, says good bye!

I have so many fond memories flying the Super 80 from LAX to ORD, and back again. This is probably my favorite aircraft next to the 9.

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by cleared2land
Tue Aug 13, 2019 11:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indiana State Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 158
Views: 18201

Re: Indiana State Aviation Thread - 2019

SBN and FWA both are adding SRQ

It appears that....
SBN begins Nov 25 with Monday and Friday flights
FWA begins Nov 24 with Sunday and Thursday flights

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by cleared2land
Fri Aug 02, 2019 10:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indiana State Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 158
Views: 18201

Re: Indiana State Aviation Thread - 2019

https://flysbn.com/sbn/business/
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SBN terminal renovation phase 1 is out for bid

https://flysbn.com/sbn/business/

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by cleared2land
Wed Apr 24, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indiana State Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 158
Views: 18201

Re: Indiana State Aviation Thread - 2019

https://flysbn.com/wp-content/uploads/2 ... b-2019.pdf
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SBN posted a major increase on Feb pax counts over 2018. Over a 27% increase. This is even with the seasonal shift of EWR. It should level off in June a bit since AA began their flights in June of 18.

https://flysbn.com/wp-content/uploads/2 ... b-2019.pdf

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by cleared2land
Thu Apr 11, 2019 12:57 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: "International Airport" with NO international service
Replies: 64
Views: 7944

Re: "International Airport" with NO international service

A little off topic but what is the driver behind staffing CBP agents at many of the small secondary and tertiary airports in the US like FWA, GRB and SBN when the staff and financial resources maintaining such services could be allocated elsewhere? I’m sure many of us have US CBP “horror stories” a...

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by cleared2land
Fri Mar 01, 2019 12:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indiana State Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 158
Views: 18201

Re: Indiana State Aviation Thread - 2019

Here are SBN's final figures for 2018. This means that the airport served over 750,000 airline passengers last year when you add in a likewise number of deplanements. The addition of American added to that count and also Allegiant's traffic was up 41/2 Percent over 2017. Looks like Project Propel i...

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by cleared2land
Tue Feb 26, 2019 1:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN at MDW meltdown?
Replies: 66
Views: 11169

Re: WN at MDW meltdown?

Huge winds expected for large portions of the Midwest and East Coast today. Not the best day for flying. https://weather.com/storms/winter/video/wind-gusts-of-more-than-60-mph-possible-from-winter-storm-quiana Starting to see AA cancel numerous regionals out of CLT, DCA, and PHL. AA cancelled all r...

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by cleared2land
Wed Sep 26, 2018 12:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Re: Indiana State Aviation: Part 16
Replies: 289
Views: 23654

Re: Indiana aviation thread - 2018

SBN's July numbers are in: they are up 30% over July of 2017. They still look to be on track to hit around 725,000 total pax for 2018.

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by cleared2land
Mon Aug 27, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Re: Indiana State Aviation: Part 16
Replies: 289
Views: 23654

Re: Indiana aviation thread - 2018

SBN is up 24% over June of last year thanks to AA's extra 260 pax per day enplaned. My guess earlier is pretty accurate so far. Numbers suggest about 755,000 total pax on/off for 2018 if the trend continues. Also, international GA is up. It looks like SBN and FWA will be about 65 pax a day apart for...

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by cleared2land
Sun Aug 19, 2018 10:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Re: Indiana State Aviation: Part 16
Replies: 289
Views: 23654

Re: Indiana aviation thread - 2018

atypical wrote:
enilria just did a schedule update. Anyone have a clue on:

*UA EWR-SBN JAN 1.0>0.2[1.0] FEB 1.0>0[1.0] MAR 1.0>0.8[1.0]



Well, UA is shifting a lot to IAD so maybe they are going back to a daily rotation to EWR and adding an IAD flight. Guess we'll see.

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by cleared2land
Thu Aug 02, 2018 10:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Re: Indiana State Aviation: Part 16
Replies: 289
Views: 23654

Re: Indiana aviation thread - 2018

I took the CLT -SBN flight on Monday evening. We landed at 1:00 am (hours late), not ideal. I have heard these flights have been late more often than not. The strange thing is that the flight starts at TYS-DFW-SBN-CLT-SBN Any issue earlier in the day affects everything. Business people will not put...

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by cleared2land
Thu Aug 02, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Re: Indiana State Aviation: Part 16
Replies: 289
Views: 23654

Re: Indiana Aviation: Part 17

Irregardless of OO's maintenance base at SBN, SBN officials have been meeting with DL officials requestinmg Mainline upgrades for some flights to ATL. Delta is currently operating an afternoon CRJ900 6X a week on the route. Around the same time that AA started service in SBN DL did operate a Mainli...

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by cleared2land
Thu Aug 02, 2018 5:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Re: Indiana State Aviation: Part 16
Replies: 289
Views: 23654

Re: Indiana aviation thread - 2018

Some random thoughts...... Personally I'd like to see SBN continue to excel/stabilize on DFW & CLT. It is very important for those routes to show stability before we see anything else develop at SBN. Airlines are not what they used to be and they are very stingy when it comes to route developmen...

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by cleared2land
Wed Aug 01, 2018 12:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Re: Indiana State Aviation: Part 16
Replies: 289
Views: 23654

Re: Indiana Aviation: Part 17

SBN's May numbers have been released and they are up 6% on the year. Looking at the new AA service to DFW and CLT that should bump their numbers by about 20%-25% for each month remaining in the year. Doing the math AA should contribute to 42,000 enplanements this year at least which should get the n...

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by cleared2land
Wed Aug 01, 2018 12:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Re: Indiana State Aviation: Part 16
Replies: 289
Views: 23654

Indiana Aviation: Part 17

The continuation of Indiana aviation with a focus on EVV, FWA, GYY, IND & SBN

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by cleared2land
Tue Jul 03, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Re: Indiana State Aviation: Part 16
Replies: 289
Views: 23654

Re: Indiana aviation thread - 2018

The United SBN-EWR flight is so important to UA that if the inbound flight ever gets cancelled the night before they will find an airplane and crew and ferry a plane into SBN from all kinds of odd airports like PVD, CHS, BNA etc. so that they can operate that morning flight the next day. Here is an...

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by cleared2land
Wed Jun 27, 2018 11:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Re: Indiana State Aviation: Part 16
Replies: 289
Views: 23654

Re: Indiana aviation thread - 2018

EVV is also working with United to establish EVV-EWR. Probably won't happen because UA is moving EWR to mostly O&D markets, which is a key reason why FWA-EWR was chopped (not enough O&D). Future UA East Coast connecting routes will all be through the IAD hub. The Metrorail extension to IAD ...

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by cleared2land
Mon Jun 25, 2018 2:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Re: Indiana State Aviation: Part 16
Replies: 289
Views: 23654

Re: Indiana aviation thread - 2018

SBN's enplanements were up over 10% in April. From a little experimentation i did a sampling a few AA flights, AA it seems like is filling 54-60 seats on their CRJ700 flights to DFW with the afternoon flight appearing to do better than the morning flight. Nonetheless when SBN made their presentatio...

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by cleared2land
Mon Jun 25, 2018 2:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Re: Indiana State Aviation: Part 16
Replies: 289
Views: 23654

Re: Indiana aviation thread - 2018

SBN's enplanements were up over 10% in April. From a little experimentation i did a sampling a few AA flights, AA it seems like is filling 54-60 seats on their CRJ700 flights to DFW with the afternoon flight appearing to do better than the morning flight. Nonetheless when SBN made their presentatio...

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by cleared2land
Thu Jun 07, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Re: Indiana State Aviation: Part 16
Replies: 289
Views: 23654

Re: Indiana aviation thread - 2018

exFWAOONW wrote:
AA may be 'something special in the air,' but on the ground, they suck. :duck:


:lol: Something sure is special here. It's like being late on your first day at work.

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by cleared2land
Thu Jun 07, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Re: Indiana State Aviation: Part 16
Replies: 289
Views: 23654

Re: Indiana aviation thread - 2018

http://flysbn.com/2018/06/06/south-bend ... -airlines/



Looks like the inaugural flight, 2871, is over an hour late :banghead:
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freakyrat wrote:
SBN to celebrate the inaugural flights by American Airlines on June 7th

http://flysbn.com/2018/06/06/south-bend ... -airlines/



Looks like the inaugural flight, 2871, is over an hour late :banghead:

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by cleared2land
Thu Jun 07, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Re: Indiana State Aviation: Part 16
Replies: 289
Views: 23654

Re: Indiana aviation thread - 2018

SBN to celebrate the inaugural flights by American Airlines on June 7th http://flysbn.com/2018/06/06/south-bend-international-airport-celebrate-inaugural-nonstop-flights-dallas-fort-worth-charlotte-american-airlines/ Looks like SBN is already undertaking the master plan remodel of the terminal. The...

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by cleared2land
Thu May 24, 2018 3:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Re: Indiana State Aviation: Part 16
Replies: 289
Views: 23654

Re: Indiana aviation thread - 2018

Domestic Load Factor for Jan-Feb 2018

EVV 66.45%
FWA 80.85%
IND 77%
SBN 83.68%

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by cleared2land
Thu May 24, 2018 1:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Re: Indiana State Aviation: Part 16
Replies: 289
Views: 23654

Re: Indiana aviation thread - 2018

SBN's numbers are up 3% on the year. With AA coming back next month there is a very good chance that SBN will see total pax counts to be near or above 800,000 next year. Last year there were about 610,000 total pax at SBN. Add what could be about 175,000 total pax for AA (4 round trips at an estima...

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by cleared2land
Wed May 23, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Re: Indiana State Aviation: Part 16
Replies: 289
Views: 23654

Re: Indiana aviation thread - 2018

SBN's numbers are up 3% on the year. With AA coming back next month there is a very good chance that SBN will see total pax counts to be near or above 800,000 next year. Last year there were about 610,000 total pax at SBN. Add what could be about 175,000 total pax for AA (4 round trips at an estimat...

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by cleared2land
Sat Mar 31, 2018 3:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Re: Indiana State Aviation: Part 16
Replies: 289
Views: 23654

Re: Indiana aviation thread - 2018

Looks like a study is going to be cnducted on the feasibility of using SBN as an International freight hub as an alternative to ORD. https://www.southbendtribune.com/news/local/an-international-freight-hub-near-south-bend-airport/article_d2a09041-6ea2-5813-8277-10151c1807c6.html They mention that a...

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by cleared2land
Fri Mar 30, 2018 12:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Re: Indiana State Aviation: Part 16
Replies: 289
Views: 23654

Re: Indiana aviation thread - 2018

Correct me if I’m wrong, but I seem to remember American eagle operating SBN-BNA in the early 90’s with a mix of Jetstream 31s as well as the previously noted Saabs. I lived near the approach path to 27L in high school when I was learning to fly. I followed SBN to an obsessive extent. USAir ran DC9...

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by cleared2land
Thu Mar 29, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Re: Indiana State Aviation: Part 16
Replies: 289
Views: 23654

Re: Indiana aviation thread - 2018

freakyrat wrote:
One of my friends flew for TW Express and he flew on the run from STL-SBN on a Jetstream 41,


Good catch! I do remember now some random 41s flown by Waterski :)

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by cleared2land
Thu Mar 29, 2018 4:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Re: Indiana State Aviation: Part 16
Replies: 289
Views: 23654

Re: Indiana aviation thread - 2018

Both airlines operated Embraer 145 aircraft when they closed up shop in South Bend around 2003. What type of prop aircraft did they fly in to SBN before closing shop? Correct me if I’m wrong, but I seem to remember American eagle operating SBN-BNA in the early 90’s with a mix of Jetstream 31s as we...

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by cleared2land
Thu Feb 15, 2018 12:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Re: Indiana State Aviation: Part 16
Replies: 289
Views: 23654

Re: Indiana aviation thread - 2018

Air cargo operators interested in international air freight at SBN. Looks like 2018 will be good to SBN. Article doesn't go into much detail but the writing is on the wall. http://www.wndu.com/content/news/StJoseph-County-job-creation-efforts-focus-on-airport-473966293.html I suppose I don’t unders...

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by cleared2land
Wed Feb 14, 2018 3:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Re: Indiana State Aviation: Part 16
Replies: 289
Views: 23654

Re: Indiana aviation thread - 2018

http://www.wndu.com/content/news/StJose ... 66293.html
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Air cargo operators interested in international air freight at SBN. Looks like 2018 will be good to SBN. Article doesn't go into much detail but the writing is on the wall.

http://www.wndu.com/content/news/StJose ... 66293.html

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by cleared2land
Sat Feb 03, 2018 5:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Re: Indiana State Aviation: Part 16
Replies: 289
Views: 23654

Re: Indiana aviation thread - 2018

And FWA is even worse, I must add. I doubt that either the FWACAA or a local travel agent is looking at FWA-NAS charters even though NAS has preclearance and FWA can handle preclearance flights like NAS and YYZ (but not flights like CUN that require a full FIS). But there is something known as mark...

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by cleared2land
Thu Jan 18, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Re: Indiana State Aviation: Part 16
Replies: 289
Views: 23654

Re: Indiana aviation thread - 2018

Now for speculation. What jets are they going to use in SBN? They would have to use CRJ9's or E175's for Dallas because they can fill those seats and FWA uses CRJ9's, for CLT I do not know. Flights haven’t been loaded yet, but I would be surprised if the routes were started with anything bigger tha...

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by cleared2land
Thu Jan 18, 2018 2:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Re: Indiana State Aviation: Part 16
Replies: 289
Views: 23654

Re: Indiana aviation thread - 2018

AA to DFW and CLT according to Wikipedia........take that cautiously

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by cleared2land
Mon Jun 19, 2017 2:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indiana aviation - 2016-2017 (part 16)
Replies: 298
Views: 30527

Re: Indiana Aviation: Part 16

Here is the article about the U.S. Customs facility at SBN and the regulated garbage issue. http://www.southbendtribune.com/news/business/customs-facility-at-south-bend-airport-takes-a-step-forward/article_943ee7b8-f8ca-5871-8b64-5863c83f0097.html Nice article I'm sure that the General Aviation Fac...

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by cleared2land
Sun May 28, 2017 5:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indiana aviation - 2016-2017 (part 16)
Replies: 298
Views: 30527

Re: Indiana Aviation: Part 16

For those suggesting that Norwegian could serve SBN as an alternate airport for ORD from their bases at Dublin and Shannon, they will not need the FIS at SBN as they will have in place U.S. Customs preclearance facilities at both Irish airports. http://atwonline.com/security/norwegian-offer-us-prec...

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by cleared2land
Thu May 25, 2017 3:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indiana aviation - 2016-2017 (part 16)
Replies: 298
Views: 30527

Re: Indiana Aviation: Part 16

FWA has opened their Pet Relief area as well in an old bathroom. The room is not only a Pet Relief area but also is a handicap bathroom. Room has a hose for washing down area after the pet goes and also has human handwashing station. Located by gates 1-4

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by cleared2land
Thu May 25, 2017 1:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indiana aviation - 2016-2017 (part 16)
Replies: 298
Views: 30527

Re: Indiana Aviation: Part 16

So the new Pet Relief Area that SBN showed off to the press yesterday is accessed by the Gate 4 doorway. I personally would have used the Gate 1 doorway. Even though I question the location of it, and the artificial turf (which almost all airports use for this purpose), I do like the fact that it is...

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by cleared2land
Thu May 25, 2017 1:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indiana aviation - 2016-2017 (part 16)
Replies: 298
Views: 30527

Re: Indiana Aviation: Part 16

As far as the customs facility goes I heard it is down to the USDA. Apparently finding ways to dispose of banned food stuffs and garbage is a difficult task. How hard is that. Just put a dumpster out back and trash it. I suppose the dumpster would have to have certain specs and be ADA compliant. US...

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by cleared2land
Wed May 24, 2017 8:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indiana aviation - 2016-2017 (part 16)
Replies: 298
Views: 30527

Re: Indiana Aviation: Part 16

As far as the customs facility goes it is very strange that the SBN GAF is allegedly open but there was no press release by the airport nor any mention of the facility being open on the CBP website. Leave it to our government to allow an airport to construct a customs facility and then it sits for ...

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by cleared2land
Wed May 24, 2017 1:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indiana aviation - 2016-2017 (part 16)
Replies: 298
Views: 30527

Re: Indiana Aviation: Part 16

http://flysbn.com/2017/05/23/south-bend ... et-refuge/
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SBN is opening a pet relief area post-security today:

http://flysbn.com/2017/05/23/south-bend ... et-refuge/

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by cleared2land
Wed May 24, 2017 1:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indiana aviation - 2016-2017 (part 16)
Replies: 298
Views: 30527

Re: Indiana Aviation: Part 16

SBN has a new travel agency in place at the airport. No word on when the FIS will open. I don't think the travel agency will last long. From viewing the agency's web site everything seems to be very cookie cutter with their business. I think the airport was very desperate to fill a vacant hole in t...

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