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This came across my Facebook feed...

Postby FastEddieB » Mon Aug 14, 2017 8:46 pm

...and really rubbed me the wrong way:

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Re: This came across my Facebook feed...

Postby Merlinspop » Tue Aug 15, 2017 6:18 am

Maybe they have a prototype Project Canada Eclipse parked out back. :shock:
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Re: This came across my Facebook feed...

Postby MrMorden » Tue Aug 15, 2017 8:48 am

I guess they will fine you if you look up on that day.
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Re: This came across my Facebook feed...

Postby FastEddieB » Tue Aug 15, 2017 9:07 am

I see it as a lost opportunity to promote the airport to the community at large.

There must be reasons for it, but it still seems alienating to me.
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Re: This came across my Facebook feed...

Postby joey4420 » Tue Aug 15, 2017 9:32 am

Odd considering what the city counsel states during their Aug 3rd meeting. https://union.fetchyournews.com/2017/08/03/blairsville-city-council-dispels-eclipse-day-fears-lowers-2017-millage-rate-reveals-need-for-major-blairsville-city-water-system-upgrade/

It might be they are just hoping to keep people in town and not at the airport.
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Re: This came across my Facebook feed...

Postby rsteele » Tue Aug 15, 2017 1:30 pm

I'm pretty sure that in Virginia this could get the airport manager into hot water as it's almost impossible to get funding for an airport (except from the FAA) for anything that isn't public use. That means that things such as conference rooms, restrooms etc in an airport must be available to the public at large, not just airport users (not sure how one would define that). I only know this because KHWY is trying to build a new terminal and the manager gave a little talk about what it took to get money out of the state and county. Anything that is for airport use only doesn't even get consideration.

I agree, what a missed opportunity to promote the airport.

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Re: This came across my Facebook feed...

Postby TimTaylor » Tue Aug 15, 2017 1:45 pm

If it's funded with taxpayer dollars, I don't know how you could prevent someone from going there to observe the eclipse as long as they don't interfere with aircraft operations or go beyond fences and/or gates specified for pilots and passengers only.

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Re: This came across my Facebook feed...

Postby HAPPYDAN » Tue Aug 15, 2017 4:19 pm

Certainly not without adequate eye protection. :lol:

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Re: This came across my Facebook feed...

Postby TimTaylor » Tue Aug 15, 2017 6:15 pm

Or a pinhole box. I've seen an excipse back in 1968 or around that time. I think I'll just go outside after dark and simulate this one.

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Re: This came across my Facebook feed...

Postby foresterpoole » Wed Aug 16, 2017 9:11 pm

Sounds kind of short sighted, but I can see why. Think about it, someone starts setting lawn chairs up on the runway and poor sole is tryig to put his/her Cessna down in the low light outside normal airport lighting hours of operation....
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Re: This came across my Facebook feed...

Postby Jim Hardin » Sat Aug 19, 2017 5:50 am

Could have made a lot more selling vendor permits to hot dog stands than what it cost to make the signs...

I guess their decision makers have stared into the sun too long :(


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