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Old 05-05-2010, 11:53 PM
 
Location: Mableton, GA USA (NW Atlanta suburb, 4 miles OTP)
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lol.....if they turn Dobbins into a commerical airport, then they would HAVE to send MARTA up in to Cobb county...hehehehehehe. I dont think the Cobbers or Neil would allow that anytime soon. lol
I would be far more willing to have MARTA come into Cobb than see Dobbins turned into a commercial airport.
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Old 05-06-2010, 08:19 AM
 
Location: St. Louis
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That's just nonsense. Of course you'd rather connect through CLT or many other small airports. It's easy to run a small airport. But you can't make connections through them. It's like saying Atlanta has the worst roads in the country, you'd much rather drive in Macon.

Of comparable airports, ATL is IMHO the best in the world. If you want to really find a major international airport with lost, stinking people, terrible transportation and parking, lots of missed connections and baggage problems, make your connections through JFK, Charles de Gaulle, ORD, or Heathrow sometime.
Can't make connections thru CLT??? Wow, so I guess the hub that USAirways operates there is just for people originating out of Charlotte. Did you just make this stuff up when you post it?

ATL isn't even close to the best in the world and I have been to ORD and JFK. ATL is always warm and stinky, the terminals are skinny and cramped and the flights are constantly delayed. DIA is twice the airport that ATL is.
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Old 05-06-2010, 11:58 AM
 
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Keep in mind that it will take about 20 years to bring a new airport online.
That ^.

By the time a new airport is built (or runway) NextGen will be implemented making the NAS much more efficient and reduce or even eliminate the need for either alternative.

What Is NextGen? (http://www.faa.gov/about/initiatives/nextgen/why_nextgen_matters/what/ - broken link)
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Old 05-06-2010, 01:31 PM
 
Location: Woodstock, GA
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That ^.

By the time a new airport is built (or runway) NextGen will be implemented making the NAS much more efficient and reduce or even eliminate the need for either alternative.
Don't buy in to the FAA's rhetoric. NextGen is about improving our utilization of the enroute structure. Having more capacity in the skies is meaningless unless there is more capacity on the ground. You can only land so many planes a minute on a single runway (even less when the weather is bad). NextGen doesn't change that. The major airports are capacity constrained because there isn't enough pavement. NextGen won't fix that.
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Old 05-06-2010, 05:11 PM
 
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Don't buy in to the FAA's rhetoric. NextGen is about improving our utilization of the enroute structure. Having more capacity in the skies is meaningless unless there is more capacity on the ground. You can only land so many planes a minute on a single runway (even less when the weather is bad). NextGen doesn't change that. The major airports are capacity constrained because there isn't enough pavement. NextGen won't fix that.
While it does mostly improve capacity in skies, it also makes runways more efficient (ADS-B). I do see your point, though.

Also, another runway or airport will not change the weather problem. There is nothing that can be done about that.
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Old 05-06-2010, 05:52 PM
 
Location: Woodstock, GA
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While it does mostly improve capacity in skies, it also makes runways more efficient (ADS-B).
Well, I don't really believe the FAA when they make this claim. It's not going to allow them to reduce the in-trail spacing. It might allow them to reduce the allowed distance between two runways for simultaneous instrument approach operations, but I'm skeptical that the guys who actually look at these things from a safety perspective would go for that. Even if that were the case, that will only impact certain airports and ATL isn't one of them.
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Old 05-07-2010, 05:39 AM
 
Location: International Spacestation
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There was a study that showed that a maglev to Chattanooga could relieve congestion. Why study a second airport?

I DO NOT want a second airport ANYWHERE in the metro area and the noise and pollution it would bring. If it were to be built, it'd have to be farther out than Cartersville.

I'm all for the maglev to Chattanooga and NOT for a second airport.
Solid
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Old 05-09-2010, 11:33 AM
 
Location: Georgia
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Hartsfield's O&D traffic is already more than the combined O&D of several metro markets with multiple airports such as Houston and Tampa.

Keep in mind that it will take about 20 years to bring a new airport online. And by that time the ARC projects the metro population will be between 7-8 million.
Twenty years to refurbish a general aviation airfield, or to build an airport from scratch?
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Old 05-09-2010, 12:28 PM
 
Location: MMU->ABE->ATL->ASH
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10 Years or so to re-build a GA field I'd Guess 20+ to do it from scratch. Dobbins will never be the 2nd airport, Not enought open land around it for every thing a airport needs Also has only 1 runway. A 2nd airport will need min 2, Primary & Cross/wind. 7500-10,000 feet long. and land for 2nd runway next to them.
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Old 03-19-2011, 03:03 PM
 
Location: I-20 from Atlanta to Augusta
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Heres and idea. If georgia needs another airport to expand. Why not expand augusta regional airport. The airport is surrounded by land and is already growing. Image it an all georgia hub for delta, that would be huge
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