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Small airports revamped to accommodate larger planes

I received this email this afternoon with an interesting observation. All I know is of the sender that she lives in US. Have sent her a return post asking the approximate location in US.

Anyhow, I thought it interesting enough to pass on and perhaps some of the members here have observed similar activities.

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Has anyone seen the small airports and what is happening?
Our town is population of 2,000 yet the government has allotted a million dollars to revamp a tiny airport to accommodate lear jets and military planes, now why in a tiny retirement town? You ought to see it, unreal!

I was talking to the engineer of the project, he told me it was for military planes to be able to land, the strippers was in doing all the military stripes on the runway, everyone is wondering just what is coming down. And I was told by the engineer and strippers, this is just one of many, they have jobs all over doing the same, they are now starting a job in the next town, doing the same.

There is only 4 small little planes at our airport period to start with. one an two people type.

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Been trying here, too.

Town and county officials for it, almost all pee-ons against.
Population town: 3200, county: 4500. Nearest commercial airport a measly 33 miles away. (thats like, 10 blocks or so, for us Wyomingites)
The chosen new location is in a military flight 'training' corridor, and the pointy-heads say that is no problem, despite the opposition's research uncovering regulations to the contrary. Related to this? Unknown.

p.s. Our existing little airport is REAL cool, pilots are said to dig it, apparently very unique in the small aircraft world. It is on a small hill 1/2 mile from downtown. Proposed new location? Around 10 miles, in the other direction of the existing commercial airport the next county over!?!?!

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Interesting.

Why would the government want small local airports revamped?

Have they ever intervened like this before?

Thanks for sharing, Hannah.

I'm glad they provide the resistance with strategic targets...

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The Liberty a society retains is inversely proportional to the number of Lawyers in the Government.

...this dovetails nicely...

...with the Pentagons recent request to Congress to give the Secretary of Defense the authority to post nearly 400,000 military personel in thousands of communities across America in the event of an "emergency" or natural disaster...(just google it...)
...rapid deployment and mobility are the names of the military's game...
...rebuilding our infrastructure indeed!
...oh,yea, let's not forget about that Brigade that was recently "activated" within the United States...
...the pentagon really needs to put all this police state/martial law nonsense back in it's pants, because such actions and presumed authority are repugnant to a free society and a violation to our Constitution and Bill of Rights...
...and will not be tolerated...
...all I can say about this is POSSE COMITATUS baby!!!

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This is probably so Obummer

This is probably so Obummer can land his 747 while trying to sell his Ration Care to the rest of us! In our little commuter airport, which mostly has regional jets with a couple of DC 9 Super 80's use, it is sufficient to land a 747 here in NE Wisconsin.

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Most of the interstate

Most of the interstate highways have sections in strategic spots near cities etc. that are built to military aircraft landing specs

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They were designed like that intentionally...

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makes one go hmm

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My home town airport too..

Hickory NC

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we must do all....

to expose the crime before it can occur,...and to save us and our loved ones.........

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Well put.

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the same thing is happening here

http://www.indy.com/posts/mount-comfort-airport-to-receive-2...

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Might have something to do

with that bill that the Congresscritters recently tried to push through while no one was looking,

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/08/07/congress-orders-pri...

and that is private jets for themselves...They can't be expected to stand in long airport security lines like the rest of us. Nor do they want to be seen with their mistresses on commercial planes too while jetting off on lobbyist paid vacations. Especially if they want to bring their cocaine along for the party.

How many gulfstreams does Pelosi have?

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There's nothing necessarily nefarious

about municipal or regional airports being upgraded to service larger aircraft.

Riiiiiight.

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There was anarticle a while back about Jack Murtha's airport

he got a lot of pork funneled into it. Here is the youtube.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lvzNj0Vobss

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Interesting

Off the top of my head, I'd say these are part of the Federal "stimulus," but it isn't hard to read between the lines and speculate that they might need to land the planes to deploy troops to quell civil unrest.

I did a super quick google search with the terms "Airport renovation" and quite a bit turned up - here's just one.

Boca Raton:
http://www.bocanews.com/local-news/boca-raton/4820-boca-rato...

The project, called the ``Airfield Rehabilitation Program,'' is being funded mainly with federal dollars.

The bid document says ``the purpose of the project is to rehabilitate and strengthen Runway 5-23 and parallel Taxiway P, to construct a new runway, taxiway connector located near the midpoint of Runway 5-23, expansion of Taxiway P holding pad and widening of the Runway blast pads.''

I'm curious to know what others are seeing in their local area.

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In this remote county they are doing this

theoretically so the U.S. Forest Service fire fighting planes can us it. I think it is a combination Federal and local government project.

Stimulus

Stimulus especially if the state department of transportation is responsible for the airports. A lot of local cities have had projects that they really want to do to thier local airports but funding has not been easy. With the stimulus it was easy because the plans needs and wants were well known so all they had to fill out was a one page form and fill in the number of jobs created with a high number.

Agree with previous two posts.

My little city was moaning about running out of money and putting a utility tax on the fall ballot to "generate" a few million out of our pockets.

Then a couple weeks later they repaved a mile of the main north/south drag and several side streets. Part of that was from state funding that came through when the state finally got its budget done. But the "your tax dollars at work" sign listed four sources of funds and the top one was "Federal Stimulus".

I suspect that the "stimulus package" was written so that it was easy to do transportation "infrastructure" projects and this made it possible for all the little airports to do long-desired upgrades with a minimum of red tape.

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"Obama’s Economists: ‘Stimulus’ Has Cost $278,000 per Job."

That means: For each job "created or saved" about five were destroyed.

5/23 must be some old-timey "short" runway

but seems to have accommodated all air travel since 1927....

Runway 4/22 was 5,203 feet long by 150 feet wide....Today only runway 4/22 remains but was redesignated as runway 5/23 several years ago.

I'll be you're right Michael about the stimulus $$$'s.

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I suppose if things got

I suppose if things got really bad, let's say a food related famine or something, it would probably be really difficult for the big gov to get around on the roads. Flying to wherever they need to go would probably be the easiest and fastest way...

Or, if there was some sort of disease outbreak. The roads might be on some sort of lockdown in that scenario, so travel via air would be most convenient...

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Have your been

in any airports recently? There are military personel everywhere. I had not noticed this until the last couple of years. Poor young fools dressed in all sorts of goofy garb toting large camoflauged bags are heading in all directions. I can not help wondering how many innocent folks that have killed when I see them.

from the topic post.

"the strippers was in doing all the military stripes on the runway"

What's that supposed to mean?

My town too

http://www.goupstate.com/article/20090817/ARTICLES/908171011...

The newspaper says this:
Improvements planned for the airport are the renovation and expansion of the terminal building, parking lot improvements, construction of a small park/memorial garden and two hangar buildings.

Wiki says under "Expansion Plans":

As part of the airport's master plan runway 5/23 will be lengthened to 5,500 feet and a new terminal building and aircraft parking apron will be constructed adjacent to the runway. A new access road to the airport will connect Southport Road (SC-295) to the new terminal.

Hmmm....do military planes require more runway?

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I just asked Dad, former CAP

He said "Yes" to lengthening for military, probably because he knows this particular airport, but yes to make room for the leer jets too I suppose. RIGHT. Lotsa leer owners in SC....

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a 5000' runway is needed to land most private jets.

Also, the amount of weight the runway can bear is important depending on what type of aircraft would be landing there. I support the upgrading of general aviation airports because general aviation is mostly populated by mom and pop businesses. They are a wonderful bunch of people and many have the pioneer spirit.

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5000' is for commercial prop

5000' is for commercial prop jets
Don't need to say more.
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runway length required

is determined by size and type of airplane, regardless of whether it is military, commercial, or private.

This has happened at two

This has happened at two small airports (that I know of) in Maryland. Runways were lengthened and control towers were added. Previous to this, one of them was not controlled airspace - you just looked around, got on your mic, and said “I’m coming in”. I was told it was done so larger planes could be diverted there in case of another 9/11 type event. Rummy and Cheney both used one of these airports to get to their vacation homes. I had speculated it had to do with that as well. There have been a number of military landings there over the last few years, both fixed wing and rotorcraft.