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PostPosted: Mon Jul 10, 2006 11:33 am 
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Just making a post to see what it is that GA pilots love/hate about airports. And where is your favorite airport located? I'll start

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my favorite "Essex County Airport / Caldwell NJ"

"Super service, close to the city and easy ATC sequencing in and out of the airport. I would not hesitate to recommend this airport and facility to anyone coming into the New York City area."
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 10, 2006 11:50 am 
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Do you live in NJ?


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 10, 2006 11:50 am 
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This has been covered. Use the (&*$&(#*$ search feature to find the topic.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 10, 2006 12:54 pm 
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Yes, I posted on this topic somewhere else as well. Is it easy to get into Manhatten from Essex County? I consider that a major issue with NYC area airports. I've tried Morristown (but I wasn't going into Manhatten that time) and Teterboro. Morristown is great because in addition to everything else, customs is on the field. I hear that you can get to NJT easily then it is a straight shot into Manhatten. Teterboro for being the closest to the city, it actually quite difficult to manage; the best bet is to rent a car which of course will be worse than useless once you get to Manhatten. My final point about NYC and general aviation is that it is a good idea to be current and comfortable at night. What fun it is to pick up a clearance at 2330 and be under way 15 minutes later. You will wait a long time for a clearance in the New York area during the day.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 10, 2006 1:01 pm 
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Even though this has been a topic already my favorite airports are CLE, BTV, BNA not in any order I like them all the same.


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I like ORD SFO and DAY.


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I haven't been to any of them but on June 30th my dad and I were driving out to Manitwoc WI from BTV and we were on I80 the toll road that passes ORD we were stuck in traffic so I saw a lot of flights in and out of there including a United 777 which was cool because it flew just infront of our truck.


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Well they are doing some construction on the Dan Ryan so we bypass all the backups and go around on 294. You can see a lot from that interstate.


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Well we heard it was quicker going on 80 but that was yahoo maps. On the way back we took the skyway through the outside of the city which was GREAT i loved the views and to pass the white sox stadium even though i'm a redsox fan. But yeah I would like to fly into ORD.


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88nitro305 wrote:
Well we heard it was quicker going on 80 but that was yahoo maps. On the way back we took the skyway through the outside of the city which was GREAT i loved the views and to pass the white sox stadium even though i'm a redsox fan. But yeah I would like to fly into ORD.


I flew in a night and couldn't see a thing...


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Well we heard it was quicker going on 80 but that was yahoo maps. On the way back we took the skyway through the outside of the city which was GREAT i loved the views and to pass the white sox stadium even though i'm a redsox fan. But yeah I would like to fly into ORD.


I flew in a night and couldn't see a thing...


But we drove during the day and saw everthing on the skyway highway. I havn't flown in there but i want to.


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Newark777: yea I do, i live right here in north NJ. I frequently visit ewr and park over by the cargo hangers by rwy 22 and watch planes taxi/takeoff/land


Nice, I like to go over to the long term parking lot myself and spot.


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88nitro305 wrote:
Even though this has been a topic already my favorite airports are CLE, BTV, BNA not in any order I like them all the same.

We're discussing GA airports.


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JHEM wrote:
88nitro305 wrote:
Even though this has been a topic already my favorite airports are CLE, BTV, BNA not in any order I like them all the same.

We're discussing GA airports.


Remember the rule about what happens after a thread stays on topic for more than five posts?


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Boeing7475500 wrote:
JHEM wrote:
88nitro305 wrote:
Even though this has been a topic already my favorite airports are CLE, BTV, BNA not in any order I like them all the same.

We're discussing GA airports.


Remember the rule about what happens after a thread stays on topic for more than five posts?

The initial poster should have spelled out General Aviation rather than abbreviate it to GA. It's easy to miss such a short abbreviation when reading the post.

As some of you know, I think it's just laziness or lack of typing skills when people use abbreviations. The correct way, in my opinion, is to spell out the abbreviation the first (or only) time it is used. followed by the abbreviation in parenthesis. This is especially true when it comes to abbreviations that can be ambiguous. "GA airports" can refer to General Aviation airports or Georgia airports.


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Since some people arn't a pilot. They might not have even seen or been to a GA (General Aviation not Georgia Airport) airport.


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Boeing7475500 wrote:
Since some people arn't a pilot. They might not have even seen or been to a GA (General Aviation not Georgia Airport) airport.

Good point. You said in fewer words the point I was trying to get at.


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Well the sub title for this part of the forums states
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Pilots of GA aircraft


Which can be misleading.


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Sorry But I don't know what a GA airport is or means. I'll search for it to see if I can get an answer.


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JHEM wrote:
88nitro305 wrote:
Even though this has been a topic already my favorite airports are CLE, BTV, BNA not in any order I like them all the same.

We're discussing GA airports.


It never mentions GA airports in the thread starter, just GA pilots. Last I checked, you could be a GA pilot and fly into an international airport.


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 Post subject: Re: Whats your favorite airport?
PostPosted: Mon Jul 10, 2006 4:40 pm 
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CDWOPS wrote:
Just making a post to see what it is that GA pilots love/hate about airports.

There's so many!

I love little N14 because it's 10 minutes from the house, has an amazing array of aircraft types both local and transient, and it has a special place in my heart because that's where cifjames started his flying career as a 12YO flight camper, and ultimately where he met his wife. The FO office and the attached cafe are glass fronted and sit very close to the runway, which makes armchair flying particularly attractive.

KVAY held a warm spot in my heart before it fell into the hands of the state. Primarily due to my involvement with the Air Victory Museum, but the place has sad memories since we lost Steve.

TEB, because that's where Wilbur and Orville taught me to fly!

Harris Hill, because i'm a sucker for a Glider, even though I can't fit in most of them.

Sadly, many of my former favorites are NLT.

Welcome to the Forum cdwops.


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damiross wrote:
The initial poster should have spelled out General Aviation rather than abbreviate it to GA. It's easy to miss such a short abbreviation when reading the post.

you must have gotten a brand new obtuse hat over the weekend Dave.

This is the General Aviation Forum! Says so right at the top of the thread: "FlightAware > Discussions Forum Index -> General Aviation"


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Newark777 wrote:
It never mentions GA airports in the thread starter, just GA pilots. Last I checked, you could be a GA pilot and fly into an international airport.

See the reply above this one!


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88nitro305 wrote:
Sorry But I don't know what a GA airport is or means. I'll search for it to see if I can get an answer.

Then why are you here: FlightAware > Discussions Forum Index -> General Aviation


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