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Empire Airlines

Home base for me, 1978-1986.

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quiet, well kept runway

easy to find

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long, wide, well maintained runways

quiet GA field, lots of improvements underway; beautiful area

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ICAO code is KHTF

The ICAO code for Hornell Municipal Airport is KHTF

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Need for expansion

It'd be great if Syracuse went for another expansion with getting a direct flight to Denver. Paranoia of losing my baggage at Buffalo, LaGuardia or JFK (Again) haunt me and it's quite annoying to jump plane to plane. An intercontinental airport in the middle of the state sounds great.

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Displaced Threshold

RWY 28 has displaced threshold of 350'. Total rwy length includes this 350'.

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Nice.

Very nice, 9/10 would come again.

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Very nice, but dangerous.

The cable lines look very dangerous while landing and takeoff. Overall great runway taxiway and terminal.

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Home Base

I have been based at KSDC since 2013. This is an unusual facility in that it is owned and operated by the Williamson Flying Club. The club takes excellent care of the field. There's an AWOS, though its readings can be deceiving because the winds are often blocked by trees around the airport. BAC Services provides excellent maintenance on the field.

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Let me try this once again.....My brother Carlyle (Kurt) Schroeder flew in and out of here once from Indianapolis, IN. He loved to fly his plane. Unfortunately he died of a massive heart attack. I am just glad it was not when he was flying his plane. He died at work very early in the morning. He was an Architect in Indiana. But we had grown up in the area. Played golf at Silver Lake Country Club. Fished on Silver Lake with our families when we were young.

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My brother flew in and put of here once from Indianapolis, IN. He loved to fly his plane. Unfortunately he died of a massive heart attack just glad it was flying a plane when it happen, but at work very early in the morning. He was an Architect in Indiana.

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Very Nice Airport and Owner

Visited this airport earlier this fall.

Very convenient to downtown and very helpful owner

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Tie-down fees at Millionaire

For a Piper Cherokee-sized plane, the tie-down fee is now $40/night, first night waived with at least 15 gal fuel purchase. Still a good deal for the NY area.

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Jet Systems is now Signature West

I just talked to them, and there's still no charge for clearing customs there in a small single-engine piston plane, as long as you're not picking up or dropping off passengers. +1-914-428-3730

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Atlantic FBO in Manhattan

I jogged by here yesterday morning on my way down the East River Greenway (with "green" in sarcastic quotation marks). It was a surprise to see the familiar Atlantic Aviation logo on a sign right beside the path, even though I knew there was a heliport around here. It looks like a nasty landing spot -- the elevated FDR drive is right on the edge of the heliport (Atlantic is tucked underneath it), so if there were an east wind, you'd have to be very careful about your landing.

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KROC a cool place

KROC is a good stop before going to the southern United States. Customs there which makes it a good starting spot for the USA. USairports FBO is very clean with friendly staff. Hanger fee is a bit steep but thats the way she goes Rick. If you get a chance go into the city and grab some ribs from the Dinansour BBQ.

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Great Airport

KELM is a great airport, had the oppertunity of landing on rwy 10 which has a really cool approach passing by the mountain before turning for final. Tower is super nice and the airport is very clean. A great stop to take a break !

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Customs at HPN

I'm planning to fly into HPN from Canada this Sunday, so I called to find out about service at 914-428-7858. They need two hours notice (plus an eAPIS), and you taxi to Jet Systems (Signature?) next to the tower after landing. Hours seem to be 06:00–20:00 local weekdays, 12:00–20:00 local weekends, but call to confirm. They can also do after-hours with four hours notice, but I suspect there would be a call-out charge.

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GA-friendly

From http://airport.westchestergov.com/general-aviation/flight-services :

"Westchester County has affirmative policies encouraging the use of light general aviation at the airport in its effort to maintain a persified [sic] aviation community. Two of the five fixed base operators at the airport specialize in light general aviation services."

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traffic patterns

When Griffiss was an active military base, the traffic pattern was kept to the north side of the runway: Left traffic for r/w 15 and right traffic for r/w 33. This kept the low flying aircraft away from the Rome Hospital andresidential areas of the town. Nowadays, it seems there is no traffic pattern of any kind with C-5s and C-17s roaring over the town and hospital at what appears to be lower than normal altitudes. What's going on? Are the old traffic patterns no longer published?

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Excellent FBO

The Richmor FBO (soon to change owner) is in a delightful ex-military building. Excellent good service on 3 flights getting around NYC.

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Practice Field

When I was a student back in 1987 it was a great little field at which to practice.

There was nothing to distract a student pilot.

The short runways are ideal for practicing short field landings and departures.

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autism

airplanes burn kerosene which is very dirty and pollutes the air. pregnant woman breathe the air and the fine particulate (toxins)matter gets into the mother lungs and right into the blood stream into the unborn fetus. and you get autism spectrum disorders. so every time you fly your contributing to the epidemic. check it out for your self. the highest rates of autism in the US are also next to the busiest airports. Hydrocarbons are linked to autism. living down wind from a airport will increase a pregnant woman's chance of having child with autism spectrum. do your own research and ck it out for yourself. happy flying

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Don't transfer here

Not a fun place to transfer after an overnight international flight. Shift change at customs happens at 6:00, and the customs line did not move for 1/2 hour, as it grew longer and longer. Have to reclear security to transfer from the international terminal to a domestic flight at terminal 3, and construction made things painfully slow there (once we all found a way in).

Choose any other airport, even Atlanta or Chicago.

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Cold War remnant

This airpark is the site of a Atlas F missile silo which was decommissioned ages ago. Some entrepreneurs have been trying to sell the underground control room as a luxury home and have divided the airpark into building lots, but from what I can tell there are only two houses on the site, the missile control room building and a log cabin. More information http://www.coldwarmissilesilo.com/index.htm

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learned to fly here

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awesome

very friendly, great place for breakfast. onsite pilot shop.

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re: Fees and fuel price

Reply to @david: Rochester briefly flirted with forcing the GA traffic to taxi to the commercial side for customs, but after several "incidents" in the first week, went back to meeting GA on the GA side.

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re: anyone flown into here from Canada?

Reply to @david: That surprises me because Alexandria Bay is a tiny airport compared to Watertown. It's also PPR, and not listed as an AOE by the FAA. I think that listing may be for boats. The FAA still lists KART as an AOE, and like most small airports you have to call the nearest customs office 2 hours ahead of time.

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Fees and fuel price

Fees and fuel price for a piston single (2012-06-17):

No landing fee

Ramp fee $20 (waived with fuel purchase)

Parking $10/night (first night waived with fuel purchase)

100LL: $7.17 (changes daily)

Customs does not meet aircraft at the FBO -- she said it's necessary to taxi to "the commercial side".

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re: anyone flown into here from Canada?

Watertown is no longer listed on the CBP web site as an airport of entry: http://www.cbp.gov/xp/cgov/toolbox/contacts/ports/ny/

Customs may still be willing to drive down from the bridge, but there are nearby official options at Alexandria Bay (89NY) and Syracuse (KSYR).

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Customs fees

The customs fee is $25 for a piston single or $50 for a piston twin (with landing fee waived). More information here:

http://flybgm.com/Business/Customs

http://www.cbp.gov/xp/cgov/toolbox/contacts/ports/ny/0981.xml

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NDB AL 219 kHz "HAWKY" Decommissioned

AL 219 kHz "HAWKY" decommissioned Jan 2007.

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Woman, 85, claims she was strip-searched at JFK airport

An 85-year-old woman said she was injured and humiliated when she was strip-searched at an airport after she asked to be patted down instead of going through a body scanner.

Transport security officials have denied allegations by Lenore Zimmerman, who said she was taken to a private room and made to take off her clothes after she asked to forgo the screening because she was worried it would interfere with her defibrillator. She missed her flight and had to take one two-and-a-half hours later, she said.

"I'm hunched over. I'm in a wheelchair. I weigh under 110lb (50kg)," she said. "Do I look like a terrorist?"

But in a statement the Transportation Security Administration said no strip search had been carried out.

"While we regret that the passenger feels she had an unpleasant screening experience, TSA does not include strip searches as part of our security protocols and one was not conducted in this case," the statement read.

Zimmerman was dropped off by her son at JFK airport in New York for a 1pm flight on Tuesday to Fort Lauderdale, Florida, on JetBlue, she said. She arrived at the ticket counter at about 12.20pm and headed for security in a wheelchair, her metal walker in her lap.

She said she had been traveling to Florida for at least a decade and had never had a problem being patted down until now. "I worry about my heart, so I don't want to go through those things," she said, referring to the advanced image technology screening machines at the airport.

As a result, she said, she was taken into the private screening room by a female agent and made to strip.

"Private screening was requested by the passenger, it was granted and lasted approximately 11 minutes," the TSA said. "TSA screening procedures are conducted in a manner designed to treat all passengers with dignity, respect and courtesy and that occurred in this instance."

The private screening was not recorded.

Jonathan Allen, a TSA spokesman, said a review of closed-circuit television at the airport had showed that proper procedures before and after the screening had been followed.

Zimmerman said she banged her shin during the process and it bled "like a pig,", partly because she is on blood-thinning medication. She said an emergency medical technician patched her up, but she was told to see a doctor when she arrived in Florida to make sure the wound did not get infected. There are no records indicating medical attention was called on her behalf.

"I don't know what triggered this. I don't know why they singled me out," she said.

Her son, Bruce Zimmerman, said: "My mother is a little old woman. She's not disruptive or unco-operative. I don't understand how this happened."

He said she had had an increasingly difficult time travelling, especially since her husband died a few years ago. She has two grandchildren and her older son, a doctor, died in 2007.

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I'd like to be the first visitor, you're fairly close to us.

I'm looking for a home for my 1942 Taylorcraft - L - 2A

My qualifications: aircraft does not eat much, does not take up much space and is fairly quiet, is not very heavy - "will not leave deep ruts." It is in original trim.

Thanks,

Brian Neri

Boston, New York

britmotors@juno.com

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re: Beijing airport, cruise port legal car van pick up servi

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wildlife

I just wanted to thank you for killing all of our turkeys and deer with out even trying to solve the problem in other ways. There are sprays that can be used to discourage deer from wanting to eat your run way. The tall grass around your runway should be kept low, this would not allow the animals to feel as safe. Simple harrasment with blanks would do wonders. or best yet fencing the property would be the best answer. but killing them all, come on use some sense and this could be solved in a much less abrasive manor.

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Beijing airport, cruise port legal car van pick up service,c

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Mobile Telephone: +86 1362 104 2428

My name is Tony. I am an qualified English speaking tour guide professional driver with a detailed knowledge of Beijing’s major tourist and business destinations. My all vehicles are clean, late model, fully equipped, comfortable and fully insured professional vehicles. I can transport 12 passengers or less for 69.00 USD per pick-up. Please call me directly on my mobile telephone or email me for any questions. I can meet you or your guests at the airport. I can also transport you to and from meetings, conventions, or tourist attractions.

Airport & sea port legal car van drop off service, rental car service to other city, with tour guide assistant. Email: zhangkeye@hotmail.com

i am a local quilified tour guide my name is Tony zhang , to great wall, to forbbiden city and temple of heaven ,which one do you perfer ?

booking my Benz Van / car or reservation hotel room, contact me directly , better service to you ,van service fee and tour guide service fee both lower than the tour agent ,i am always at Beijing airport waiting for you arrival!

Rental car service, beijing Benz van airport pick up service,To xingang cruise port drop off service. To princess cruise transfer service.

beijing airport to the Hilton / Marriott hotel only charging $69, under 12 passenger. quilified driver safe for all of us.

email: zhangkeye@hotmail.com

cellphone: +86 1362 104 2428 Tony

THANK YOU !

(please reservation at least 4 hours before, in high tour season)

Hope hear from you soon my dear guest。

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Little Bakery

Nice airstrip. FBO is kind of not much, but there is a great little bakery on the airport. Grandma's? Anyway - great hot coffee and good fresh baked goods. They are going to start serving breakfast as well, but even if they don't - I would go back.

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Grumman Widgeon painting departing Maus Marineland Seaplane

If you are interested in a painting of an amphibian at Maus, check out ForbesDesignsPortraits.com

In the portfolio section, you will see the painting (prints are available).

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re: Republic Aviation

I also joined the Air Force. Learned to fly. Got to sit in the cockpit of a F-105 as a kid.

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Republic Aviation

I grew up there. When I was a little girl, 6 or so, I asked my mother what Daddy did at work. She said: ask him when he gets home. After dinner, I did. He asked me if I wanted to go to work with him on Saturday. He had to go in on Saturday for 3 hours in the morning. So, I went with him. Even though he was in meetings "up the street" as they called it, (Conklin Street), I stayed in his office, in the main hanger above the assembly line and watched them build the F-105. I used to sit on the 3 foot wide cat walk, 4 stories in the air with my feet dangling over the side. We did this for years. Then we would pick up his dry cleaning in Farmingdale and do the food shopping at the A& P on Broadway in Hicksville and go home. 1957, we started this. The truth is that had my father and many of the middle management people not fought to keep the plant open, Fairchild would have closed it as fast as Northrup closed Grumman. But Republic stayed open till 1988. 20 plus more years.

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Love your house

I will one day have an official FAA code for my private landing pad. :-)

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Prior permission required

From the FAA record (no local phone number):

Owner: THOUSAND ISLANDS AIRPORT LLC

84 PEACHTREE ST SUITE 901

ATLANTA, GA 30303

Phone 404-659-1440

Manager: MBM HELICOPTERS

PO BOX 776

NORTH ANDOVER, MA 01845

Phone 315-482-3800

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Columbia County

Not a bad place - nothing fancy at all. Winds get a little weird I think b/c of the proximity to mountains and the Hudson River Valley. Nice people, didn't really seem to notice us as transients though. Cheap gas which is nice. Surprised that they didn't have a weather station other than local AWOS. No PC or internet. Quick stop is fine though.

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Take a Pass on this one

ASOS was off line during approach. Landed b./c my passenger needed the bathroom. Thought I'd get some fuel as well. No dice - closed on Sat and Sun!! No self serve fuel. Guy that was there told us he got laid off and used to work there - let us use the head, but no gas. On the way out ASOS was working - must have turned it on. Wow. ASOS message said no services on weekends. What a dump. I will avoid this place like the plague. Maybe if they sold some gas - the guy would have had a job.

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