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by burghpyro
Mon May 20, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1519
Views: 213659

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

A quick revisit regarding Columbus.......interesting article in a national publication about Ohio and Columbus. Columbus really isn't booming. Ohio is losing a lot of population and is getting older quickly. The vast majority of people moving to Columbus are from within Ohio. Very little coming in ...

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by burghpyro
Mon May 13, 2019 9:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1519
Views: 213659

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

And just like that, this morning a new proposal for a link to tie in to the final leg of the MFE that will provide for a more direct access in to the city, as well as from the city to AGC. The proposal will run along the north side of AGC: https://liber.post-gazette.com/image/2019/05/09/1000x/WEB-M...

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by burghpyro
Wed May 08, 2019 9:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1519
Views: 213659

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I didn't know they killed the final phase of the "beltway". That would've helped traffic so much getting to the east side of town without going through downtown. I always wondered why other cities have beltways like Columbus or Indianapolis, but Pittsburgh can not get one. I know the terr...

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by burghpyro
Wed May 08, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1519
Views: 213659

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The thing that I hate about it most is it looks like there is not enough spacing with the ramps to have I-376 widened to 4 lanes each way some day (more poor planning), and that they are only available to Port Authority vehicles. The entire busway should be open to ALL buses, hotel shuttles, courte...

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by burghpyro
Tue May 07, 2019 9:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1519
Views: 213659

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Totally agree, I think it was such a foolish decision to build the busway ramps like that. I remember driving by years ago during their construction and thinking "finally, they are building a better interchange for Carnegie." Nope. I thought the exact same. IIRC the two ramps cost $40 mil...

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by burghpyro
Tue May 07, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1519
Views: 213659

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Pics of the new UA livery stopping by today: https://www.flickr.com/photos/pitairport/albums/72157708408672294 A fourth 911th C-17 has now been based at PIT. Arrived late last night and is currently parked between the south apron and Atlantic. It's not as bad as I thought it was going to be. Better...

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by burghpyro
Tue Apr 16, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1519
Views: 213659

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

Blue Sky article on WN’s cuts to LAX, LAS, and CUN. https://blueskypit.com/2019/04/15/max-8-grounding-reduces-southwest-flights-in-summer-schedule/ I remember when either the NTSB or the FAA urged the grounding of the whole 737 fleet (or at least the 732 and 733 variants) in the '90s after the cras...

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by burghpyro
Tue Apr 16, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1519
Views: 213659

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

https://www.post-gazette.com/business/development/2019/04/15/Pittsburgh-International-Airport-Tasso-Katselas-Midfield-Terminal/stories/201904140068 The architect behind the midfield terminal is urging Pittsburgh International Airport leadership to abandon a $1.1 billion modernization plan, arguing ...

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by burghpyro
Fri Mar 15, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1519
Views: 213659

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

According to ForeFlight, it looks like the NOTAM in place for the 911th Airlift Wing is being lifted on May 1. Hopefully that means construction will be wrapping up in a few weeks and the C-17s can finally migrate home. I know they are going to be doing some aircraft maintenance on the flightline. ...

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by burghpyro
Mon Mar 11, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1519
Views: 213659

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

http://pittransformed.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/PIT_TMP_ConceptRender_Aerial_header.jpg Out of sheer curiosity, I zoomed in on one of the renderings of the new airport. Not that these are hints of anything, but it's interesting to see what's there: - a small rectangular building coming off to ...

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by burghpyro
Fri Mar 08, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1519
Views: 213659

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

Delta28L wrote:
The observation decks will be a nice addition to the airport when you use the MyPit pass.


I am guessing these will be pre-security, but I could be wrong.

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by burghpyro
Thu Feb 28, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
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Views: 213659

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I had another question on the design. Are they going to keep the existing maintenance and deliveries building that is below the current Landside terminal and still use it for shipping and receiving, and still use the maintenance tunnel to get those to Airside?

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by burghpyro
Thu Feb 28, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1519
Views: 213659

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

Stupid question, but what are they trying to illustrate with the jets sitting on the ends of A and B where the concourses used to extend out further? Maybe that "capacity won't decrease?" Maybe they did it for not real reason other than mapping the current footprint of the building. There...

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by burghpyro
Fri Feb 22, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1519
Views: 213659

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Why was it built at 200' wide in the first place? Because of the air base?

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by burghpyro
Thu Feb 21, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1519
Views: 213659

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

Flaps, this design looks nothing like the previous landside design. This is mostly glass walls whereas previously it was a concrete bunker. Its the same design. Different materials, identical layout. The OG Landside is a three level design. The new design at least gets rid of the middle level witho...

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by burghpyro
Wed Jul 25, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2023
Views: 211475

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

DeltaL1011Flyer wrote:
http://www.flypittsburgh.com/newsroom/news-releases/media-advisory-pittsburgh-international-airpor-(3)

Hmmm..."major" new carrier and international destination announcement today...


Link is broken.

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by burghpyro
Tue Jun 26, 2018 8:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The rest of Ohio - 2018
Replies: 1845
Views: 172340

Re: The rest of Ohio - 2018

NoTime wrote:
The latest meeting notes for CMH mention some large video displays for the ticketing area. Anyone know anything about these? What size?


I would assume they would be about the size of the ones currently there. They installed those in either 2010 or 2011 I believe and are now outdated.

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by burghpyro
Tue Jun 26, 2018 6:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2023
Views: 211475

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

AF2 to visit on Saturday. Seems odd to me to have one airliine's gates on the even side of a concourse and another airline on the odd side. Wouldn't it make more sense to have for instance, SW A1-A6 and United A7-A10 or whatever? The moving escalators are so long they block passengers from moving a...

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