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(STLToday)   If you're flying out of STL in the future you may become one of the first people to die by bee-swarm plane crash   (stltoday.com) divider line 42
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2013-07-08 02:39:59 PM
I wouldn't call Samuel L. Jackson for this film, he'll do almost any project but he was burned once by this genre.
 
2013-07-08 03:18:46 PM
Every flight must necessarily be STL.

We have not yet invented FTL travel.
 
2013-07-08 03:19:08 PM
t2.gstatic.com
 
2013-07-08 03:20:03 PM
www.teamvalkyrieftw.com


/O-bee-glatory
 
2013-07-08 03:20:58 PM

Englebert Slaptyback: Every flight must necessarily be STL.

We have not yet invented FTL travel.


I'm still waiting for going faster than the speed of stupid.  You can tell an idiot right away but it takes time to find out if the person is bright.
 
2013-07-08 03:22:02 PM

Apos: [www.teamvalkyrieftw.com image 394x222]

/O-bee-glatory


Mine too...

www.rocklamanna.com
 
2013-07-08 03:22:03 PM
jimhillmedia.com
 
2013-07-08 03:23:16 PM
Won't they be in danger of being killed by the predatory Asiana Airline 777 from San Francisco?
 
2013-07-08 03:25:01 PM
We have an apiary at ORD.  They're a great way to monitor air quality (through the honey) and the honey is sold locally.
 
2013-07-08 03:28:38 PM
Plus, this part is fun to ponder:

"jet engines digest bees real easy," so...
 
2013-07-08 03:30:25 PM

skinink: Won't they be in danger of being killed by the predatory Asiana Airline 777 from San Francisco?


Nah, they're only interested in eating dirt
 
2013-07-08 03:31:54 PM
It's worth the risk to get out of St. Louis.
 
2013-07-08 03:33:05 PM
Yuck. Gonna have to hire people to wipe the smashed bees off airplanes.
 
2013-07-08 03:37:36 PM

shut_it_down: It's worth the risk to get out of St. Louis.


it sure is.
 
2013-07-08 03:38:52 PM
2.bp.blogspot.com

On the case.
 
2013-07-08 03:45:19 PM
There's a huge hill just outside the fence of the north side of Lambert (that I believe was an artificial sound barrier) that, before zomg terrorists, you could walk/drive up and get a fantastic unobstructed view of the whole field and approach paths. My aviation-enthusiat friend and I use to go up there with a ATESS (ATISS? ATES?) and listen in on the ATC radio traffic.

Just another thing that will mystify my child when he's older, I guess.

shut_it_down: It's worth the risk to get out of St. Louis.


Kinda depends where you're headed, doesn't it?
 
2013-07-08 03:46:47 PM
Whether you make it out alive or not, you won't have to be in St. Louis anymore.

That's win/win baby!
 
2013-07-08 03:46:50 PM
Gee...Bees can stop you from staying alive?
 
2013-07-08 03:47:13 PM
Keep your tail up. That seems to be key ...
 
2013-07-08 03:48:59 PM

grinding_journalist: There's a huge hill just outside the fence of the north side of Lambert (that I believe was an artificial sound barrier) that, before zomg terrorists, you could walk/drive up and get a fantastic unobstructed view of the whole field and approach paths. My aviation-enthusiat friend and I use to go up there with a ATESS (ATISS? ATES?) and listen in on the ATC radio traffic.

Just another thing that will mystify my child when he's older, I guess.


They used to have a parking lot west of the airport where you could just watch the planes takeoff and land. Great view of everything. It was removed when they put in the new runway that nobody ever uses.
 
2013-07-08 03:54:50 PM

shut_it_down: It's worth the risk to get out of St. Louis.


jaybeezey: Whether you make it out alive or not, you won't have to be in St. Louis anymore.

That's win/win baby!


These.

This story is only one more reason to get the hell out of St. Louis.

/native St. Louisan
 
2013-07-08 03:54:52 PM

akula: They used to have a parking lot west of the airport where you could just watch the planes takeoff and land. Great view of everything. It was removed when they put in the new runway that nobody ever uses.


I remember my dad taking me there when I was young (5-6) and doing the Wayne's World thing.

I was also fond of "the quiet airport" as I called it (Chesterfield/Spirit of St. Louis) because you could get up close to the planes.
 
2013-07-08 04:00:07 PM
i169.photobucket.com

I like my coffee like I like my airports.
 
2013-07-08 04:00:11 PM

Hydra: shut_it_down: It's worth the risk to get out of St. Louis.

jaybeezey: Whether you make it out alive or not, you won't have to be in St. Louis anymore.

That's win/win baby!

These.

This story is only one more reason to get the hell out of St. Louis.

/native St. Louisan


They made those "escape from" movies about the wrong cities...

//native St. Louisan and escapee.
 
2013-07-08 04:05:22 PM
So the bee hives will be out by the never-used runway that TWA/American jammed down our throat? Great.

/Never seen a plane land or take off from that far runway
//Sad to remember how busy the place was back in the 90's
///Fark you Carl Icahn
 
2013-07-08 04:10:54 PM

mjohnson71: So the bee hives will be out by the never-used runway that TWA/American jammed down our throat? Great.

/Never seen a plane land or take off from that far runway
//Sad to remember how busy the place was back in the 90's
///Fark you Carl Icahn


I actually landed on that one once. Was flying Southwest, so it felt like we landed at Spirit and just drove the rest of the way in; it's to hell and gone away from the East Terminal (no, I WON'T call it Terminal 2 or Terminal B or whateverthefark they say now).

I just remember a news story before they ever decided on W1W listing 3 or 4 different options; W1W was the one nobody wanted. Not Bridgeton, not the pilots association, not really even the airlines. It was pretty clearly the worst of the options- one putting a runway south of 70 and running planes across an overpass seemed to be a better idea. But no, they picked W1W. My guess was because it displaced private people and not businesses.

And it just sits there mostly unused. It can't even do what they really wanted it for (land 2 planes at the same time from the east in foul weather) because of an AA hangar that's in the way. And they don't even need to do that anymore either- traffic has fallen to the point where it just wasn't needed.

The only thing run worse than the airlines is the damn airport.
 
2013-07-08 04:13:24 PM

adammpower: Hydra: shut_it_down: It's worth the risk to get out of St. Louis.

jaybeezey: Whether you make it out alive or not, you won't have to be in St. Louis anymore.

That's win/win baby!

These.

This story is only one more reason to get the hell out of St. Louis.

/native St. Louisan

They made those "escape from" movies about the wrong cities...

//native St. Louisan and escapee.


Yeah, but they largely FILMED them in the right city: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0082340/locations?ref_=tt_ql_dt_6

/stuck here for a year, or so
 
2013-07-08 04:21:49 PM

akula: And it just sits there mostly unused. It can't even do what they really wanted it for (land 2 planes at the same time from the east in foul weather) because of an AA hangar that's in the way. And they don't even need to do that anymore either- traffic has fallen to the point where it just wasn't needed.


I used to work out there right after college and its sad to remember what the old Lambert used to be. Really sad.

The only option I see is a clean slate terminal-wise.
 
2013-07-08 04:25:27 PM

mjohnson71: akula: And it just sits there mostly unused. It can't even do what they really wanted it for (land 2 planes at the same time from the east in foul weather) because of an AA hangar that's in the way. And they don't even need to do that anymore either- traffic has fallen to the point where it just wasn't needed.

I used to work out there right after college and its sad to remember what the old Lambert used to be. Really sad.

The only option I see is a clean slate terminal-wise.


At the very least we need some farking FLIGHTS. Southwest is the only airline taking you much of anyplace that isn't O'Hare, DFW, or Atlanta for a connecting flight. We got spoiled as a TWA hub, but it just seems like you can't get farking anywhere from here anymore without spending half a day in transit and a couple hours sitting in some other airport.

They might as well put "You can't get there from here" over the check-in desks.
 
2013-07-08 04:28:27 PM

eajc4f: adammpower: Hydra: shut_it_down: It's worth the risk to get out of St. Louis.

jaybeezey: Whether you make it out alive or not, you won't have to be in St. Louis anymore.

That's win/win baby!

These.

This story is only one more reason to get the hell out of St. Louis.

/native St. Louisan

They made those "escape from" movies about the wrong cities...

//native St. Louisan and escapee.

Yeah, but they largely FILMED them in the right city: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0082340/locations?ref_=tt_ql_dt_6

/stuck here for a year, or so


thanks for bringing that up, hard totally forgetting about it.
 
2013-07-08 04:28:37 PM

Mugato: I wouldn't call Samuel L. Jackson for this film, he'll do almost any project but he was burned once by this genre.


You mean to say, no more B-movies?

/ducks
 
2013-07-08 04:35:47 PM
Subby, since you're flying in St. Lou over the World HQ of Monsanto this green needs the 'IRONIC' tag...
 
2013-07-08 04:38:15 PM

akula:  We got spoiled as a TWA hub, but it just seems like you can't get farking anywhere from here anymore without spending half a day in transit and a couple hours sitting in some other airport.

They might as well put "You can't get there from here" over the check-in desks.


We did get spoiled. I can't remember the last non-stop I had from STL except for shorter Southwest flights.
 
2013-07-08 04:57:58 PM
Beads?
 
2013-07-08 05:07:15 PM
If the hives are being maintained correctly, the beekeeper will know when a hive is running out of room and likely to swarm.  Just set up a couple of empty but pheromone baited lure hives to catch any swarms that surprise you, and you'll be good to go.  The bees will explore them and know they're there, and nice, and if they need to swarm, they'll move right in.
 
2013-07-08 05:14:19 PM
Guess who WILL NOT be flying out of Lambert Field any time soon.

3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-07-08 05:41:13 PM
Rolls Royce & General Electric engines vs. insect life? Wager on the former. The bees will disperse hopefully into the fields and gardens where they're needed- bees have been acting goofy for a few years now; and see "Colony Collapse Disorder".

/haven't been to STL terminal since Dec.'04- it was waterstained, drafty, and ill-retrofitted with security props
 
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2013-07-08 05:54:40 PM
antidumbass:
/haven't been to STL terminal since Dec.'04- it was waterstained, drafty, and ill-retrofitted with security props

It was also waterstained and drafty when it got hit by a tornado a few years ago
 
2013-07-08 09:05:07 PM

akula: mjohnson71: akula: And it just sits there mostly unused. It can't even do what they really wanted it for (land 2 planes at the same time from the east in foul weather) because of an AA hangar that's in the way. And they don't even need to do that anymore either- traffic has fallen to the point where it just wasn't needed.

I used to work out there right after college and its sad to remember what the old Lambert used to be. Really sad.

The only option I see is a clean slate terminal-wise.

At the very least we need some farking FLIGHTS. Southwest is the only airline taking you much of anyplace that isn't O'Hare, DFW, or Atlanta for a connecting flight. We got spoiled as a TWA hub, but it just seems like you can't get farking anywhere from here anymore without spending half a day in transit and a couple hours sitting in some other airport.

They might as well put "You can't get there from here" over the check-in desks.


Sounds like SYR airport. Talking about that I was flying to SYR and my friend was flying to West Palm beach via ATL. As both of us were staff we got cleared from SBY and then his flight got cancelled...mechanical technicallity..so I told his fly with me to SYR and take another flight to ATL since people are NEVER rerouted through them...and if he stayed at LGA he'd never make it that day..he went nd made it.. :)

/syr flights are usually good but a biatch when full
//no delta I will not fly jfk dtw syr..nor via phl
///who makes these schedules??
 
2013-07-08 09:45:58 PM

Englebert Slaptyback: Every flight must necessarily be STL.

We have not yet invented FTL travel.


Thank you.  I was going to remark that of course it's STL.
 
2013-07-09 10:43:03 AM
I lived on the land that this airport bought out.

Still pissed that they didn't take the path that DIDN'T carve out 40% of the town. Now all we have here in Bridgeton are Fast food places, drug stores, and banks.

/Sitting in the Howard Johnson parking lot was always a great place to watch the planes. Now i have to sit on the outer road and watch from Berry Hill.
//The way the Blue lights line the runway at night look pretty sweet though
 
2013-07-09 01:08:41 PM

Fendurr: The way the Blue lights line the runway at night look pretty sweet though


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