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(WCVB Boston)   Airline traffic has dropped off so much that even a TV news helicopter can get a slot in the pattern for a major airport   (wcvb.com) divider line
    More: Amusing, Runway, Takeoff, Boston's Logan Airport, Landing, Airport, Wind, passenger traffic, main runways  
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2020-05-23 3:11:59 AM  
Negative Ghostrider.
 
2020-05-23 3:49:31 AM  
NPR did a story on how private pilots are having a field day right now. Apparently last week some guy in a Cessna did touch-and-gos at Kennedy, LaGuardia, and Newark on the same flight, all of which would be impossible under any other circumstances. When this is all over it will be interesting to see which airlines survive, because it won't be all of them.
 
2020-05-23 4:57:52 AM  
It's a different kind of flying altogether.
 
2020-05-23 5:08:56 AM  

Archie Goodwin: It's a different kind of flying altogether.


We both know perfectly well what this is about - you want me to have an abortion.
 
2020-05-23 5:13:12 AM  

Archie Goodwin: It's a different kind of flying altogether.


It's a different kind of flying.
 
2020-05-23 5:51:33 AM  
WCVB to the white courtesy phone.
 
2020-05-23 6:09:18 AM  

Adolf Oliver Nipples: NPR did a story on how private pilots are having a field day right now. Apparently last week some guy in a Cessna did touch-and-gos at Kennedy, LaGuardia, and Newark on the same flight, all of which would be impossible under any other circumstances. When this is all over it will be interesting to see which airlines survive, because it won't be all of them.


If these first few vaccine trials flop, I don't think any of the domestic airlines will survive. The feds will need to step in and nationalize. Or just keep handing out money to not fly.
 
2020-05-23 7:06:51 AM  
I'm here from the Church of Religious Consciousness and I'd like you to have this flower.  Would you care to make a donation?
 
2020-05-23 8:54:58 AM  

Miss_Dorothy_Kilgallen: I'm here from the Church of Religious Consciousness and I'd like you to have this flower.  Would you care to make a donation?


*flying karate kick over some other dudes back*
 
2020-05-23 8:57:29 AM  

Archie Goodwin: It's a different kind of flying altogether.


Flying on instruments?
 
2020-05-23 9:17:34 AM  
bah even if they don't have clearance their is a huge surplus in pilots and journalists atm and it's basically cargo flying.
 
2020-05-23 9:47:51 AM  

Adolf Oliver Nipples: NPR did a story on how private pilots are having a field day right now. Apparently last week some guy in a Cessna did touch-and-gos at Kennedy, LaGuardia, and Newark on the same flight, all of which would be impossible under any other circumstances. When this is all over it will be interesting to see which airlines survive, because it won't be all of them.


I live near a major airport (Bravo airspace), and in the region where its airspace reaches the ground. Never mind landing at the airport, normally you would be lucky even to be let into the airspace as a private pilot. Suddenly I'm hearing more small aircraft engines than jets, and I've gotten to take a flight over my house for the first time. Didn't even occur to me to ask for landing clearance.
 
2020-05-23 10:42:13 AM  
I have a report of very heavy traffic
 
2020-05-23 10:55:32 AM  
Done in one.  I'll get the lights.
 
7 days ago  

KarmicDisaster: I have a report of very heavy traffic


Why? Is Leon getting larger?
 
7 days ago  
Did the airport waive the landing and take-off fees too? Those can be expensive.
 
7 days ago  

Uncle Eazy: Negative Ghostrider.


Here for this.

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7 days ago  

ukexpat: Did the airport waive the landing and take-off fees too? Those can be expensive.


That's a good question. I thought they would be super expensive, but was surprised with a Google search.

Ewr is 11.77 per 1000 lbs. A Cessna would be about $25 dollars. JFK is either $25 or $125 depending on time. LGA $25 per 1000 lbs, so about $50.

$200 for a frg-jfk-lga-ewr-frg log book entry might be worth it in my book
 
6 days ago  

wonkable: ukexpat: Did the airport waive the landing and take-off fees too? Those can be expensive.

That's a good question. I thought they would be super expensive, but was surprised with a Google search.

Ewr is 11.77 per 1000 lbs. A Cessna would be about $25 dollars. JFK is either $25 or $125 depending on time. LGA $25 per 1000 lbs, so about $50.

$200 for a frg-jfk-lga-ewr-frg log book entry might be worth it in my book


Thanks for that, very surprising.
 
6 days ago  
I work in the Seaport District, across the harbor from Logan. It's so weird to see how few planes are around. On the other hand, the silence is enjoyable.
 
6 days ago  

axeeugene: Archie Goodwin: It's a different kind of flying altogether.

We both know perfectly well what this is about - you want me to have an abortion.


It's really the only sensible thing to do. If its done safely, therapeutically, there's no danger involved.

/I say let them crash!
 
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