[rescue] Airport Security and Rescues...

Erie Patsellis erie at shelbyvilledesign.com
Thu Mar 27 16:12:44 CDT 2008

Rick Hamell wrote:
> Joshua Boyd wrote:
>> On Thu, Mar 27, 2008 at 09:18:53AM -0400, Patrick Giagnocavo wrote:
>>> I have read that the number of people driving / carpooling from say 
>>> Houston to Fort Worth or even farther has increased vs. flying 
>>> because TSA causes additional delays, so you may as well drive and 
>>> be more comfortable.
>> I have heard some reports of a growing number of luxury bus lines
>> providing serverices for those common routes that are no longer worth
>> flying.  I think that is a great idea.
> The Hillsboro Airport near Portland Oregon is seeing an influx of 
> private corporate jets. Nike has had a hanger there for years. Several 
> Intel plants, Intel Suppliers and other high-tech companies are in the 
> neighborhood. Due to the fact that the runway is extra long for air 
> show use, the local companies are taking advantage as much as possible 
> of it.
> I've worked in the area for almost seven years now and have noticed a 
> large increase in airplane traffic. In the last two years alone it 
> feels like air traffic has been the biggest increase. I'm willing to 
> bet a lot of the other smaller airports near large cities are seeing 
> the same increase in private traffic.
A lot of small airports as well, for several years I had part ownership 
in several planes, after the 9-11 restrictions on GA were lifted, I 
would fly myself places that I ordinarily would have taken a commercial 
flight. And even flying at less than 200 mph, any flight under 8 hours 
made sense, as I could divert to see the landscape or stop to eat if I 
felt like it. Alas now I'm a working class fool, and lack the funding 
for such extravagance (though I still keep my pilots license current,  
just in case)


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