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Trevor the lover
11th Dec 2016, 21:19
Now that Badgerys Creek looks finally to be on the go, I guess it's time to name it. We have Kingsford Smith International Airport at Mascot. So I'm looking at prominent, legendary, worthwhile, and thoroughly deserving Aussies to name this new airport in honour of. Some of the deserves I think...


Bronwyn Bishop international airport
Richard Wilkins international airport
Kochie International airport
Chock Mundine international airport
Kyrios Tomic international airport
Michael Slater international airport (probably an appropriate one considering airports are very annoying to most people and are rarely ever quiet)
That guy that won season 6 of Australian Idol international airport (what was his name again....I seem to have forgotten)


Wow, we are so blessed in this country to have so many deserving "heroes".

Fris B. Fairing
11th Dec 2016, 21:35
Suggested ground rules:

1. Not to be named after a politician.
2. Must be named after an Australian aviation identity.

There is a strong case for honouring Smithy but that would cause too much confusion. Suggestions:

Lawrence Hargrave
David Warren
P.G. Taylor

Rgds

Lead Balloon
11th Dec 2016, 21:50
The Russell Coight International Airport.

Like Russell, the second Sydney international airport is a fiction and a joke.

Fris B. Fairing
11th Dec 2016, 22:06
No, the real joke is a capital city airport with a curfew.

blow.n.gasket
11th Dec 2016, 22:09
With all the new age affirmative action going on these days, my money is on
" The Nancy Bird Walton" airport

Trevor the lover
11th Dec 2016, 22:25
Yes Frisbee - the unsung hero of Aus aviation - PG Taylor

Dark Knight
11th Dec 2016, 23:50
Typical Aussie Trivia: It has taken 50 year plus to get around to saying Yes we are going to build; it may be open with ONE runway sometime after 2020; will be ROAD ready BUT there is not going to be or plans for a bloody railway line.

God only knows what it will cost and how the projected cost will blow out particularly with normal union tactics.

The usual total lack of vision, myopic mediocre thinking and planning.

The best we can do is discuss a name for it which will probably be an Aboriginal name anyway!

Heaven help Me!



ps>> Sir Reginald Ansett Airport

Bug Smasher Smasher
12th Dec 2016, 00:07
The Geoffrey Thomas International Airport.

angryrat
12th Dec 2016, 00:07
The Steven John Bradbury airport. When everything else fell over we were left with this airport, quite appropriate in my mind :E He was born down the road at Camden if it helps it get legs :ok:

On eyre
12th Dec 2016, 00:32
Why name it after a person ? - SYDNEY TOO would suffice !

Deano969
12th Dec 2016, 00:33
Richard de Crespigny
Dick Smith
Bogan International or Westie Field
Rooty (delete Hill) International
The Great White Elephant
Sydney West Poorcamp
Where's Wagner
The 6 Billion Dollar Airport
Poor Mans Option
I'm On A Plane To Nowhere
FOB International
Foggy Field
Second Choice
Up The Creek
The Block
End Of The Line

But my bet is that it will be named

Gandangara International as the "traditional owners" of the land need to be "respected" and compensated at a rate that will likely be more than the cost of the airport itself

:D:ok:

blow.n.gasket
12th Dec 2016, 00:36
Don't tell the pollies this
Just rename the Cooks River , Badgerys Creek ,then bingo you'll have an airport at Badgerys creek ,
Easy as bro!

PitPin
12th Dec 2016, 00:47
The Joycie International airport !

Jabawocky
12th Dec 2016, 01:00
50 years....

50 damned years and not a sod of soil turned yet. :ugh::ugh::ugh:

How long did it take the Wagners to build Wellcamp from start to finish? :ok:

This country for all its beauty and natural resources and history, is seriously a disgrace in terms of leadership of government.

This might be seen as a success, I would call it EPIC FAIL.

capt.cynical
12th Dec 2016, 01:03
The NO Railway Airport ! :{:ugh:

L-Plater
12th Dec 2016, 01:44
Lores Bonney or Nancy Bird Walton airport?

allthecoolnamesarego
12th Dec 2016, 01:55
Sir Hubert Wilkins
Bert Hinkler - how good would that be, an absolute aviation legend and also a great name 'Bert'

zlin77
12th Dec 2016, 02:04
Andrew Delfosse Badgery (Del Badgery) built and flew the first aircraft constructed in Australia and was also the first to fly an aircraft in Tasmania on Sept.10th.1914, Badgery's Creek is named after him, his wife Dorothy (Wall) was the creator of Blinky Bill and their only child Peter, born in 1925 served in the RAAF during WW2, later joining Qantas (DC3), then joining Fiji Airways, he moved back to Australia in the 70s... Why not honour the aviation pioneer and retain Badgery in the airport's name?

Arewegettingjets
12th Dec 2016, 02:11
Jarryd Hayne International? He had a dream to have an airport named after him.

clark y
12th Dec 2016, 02:23
It could all be postponed in a few years after the next political party gets into power. Just like Melbourne's East West freeway link. That has apparently cost Victoria over a billion dollars with no link built.

roundsounds
12th Dec 2016, 03:16
Andrew Delfosse Badgery (Del Badgery) built and flew the first aircraft constructed in Australia and was also the first to fly an aircraft in Tasmania on Sept.10th.1914, Badgery's Creek is named after him, his wife Dorothy (Wall) was the creator of Blinky Bill and their only child Peter, born in 1925 served in the RAAF during WW2, later joining Qantas (DC3), then joining Fiji Airways, he moved back to Australia in the 70s... Why not honour the aviation pioneer and retain Badgery in the airport's name?
Totally agree!

Stanwell
12th Dec 2016, 03:45
Well..
I might agree too - if the area was actually named after Del Badgery.
Unfortunately, however, the information I have is that it was named after the pioneering agriculturalist, James Badgery.
He was given a Government grant of 840 acres there in 1806 by, I understand, Governor Bligh.
Please correct me if I'm wrong.

While we're batting worthy names around, second to P Gordon Taylor, I'd also put forward the name of another outstanding aviator
and airline proprietor, C Arthur Butler.
As a footnote, that greedy entrepreneur (literal meaning: enter and take) Reginald Myles Ansett neatly and very sneakily shafted
Arthur Butler to gain control of Butler Airways.
Many people never forgave him for that.


p.s. .. It just occurred to me .. perhaps Del Badgery might have been a descendant of James.
pps .. I just did a goggle and it seems he was indeed a direct descendant of James Badgery and therefore should be a front-runner in the considerations.
.

IFEZ
12th Dec 2016, 04:00
Capt.cynical - 'The NO Railway Airport'


Don't be greedy Capt..!


Melbourne airport was opened in 1970 and we're STILL waiting for an airport rail link. Given the amount invested in carparks and the EXHORBITANT amount they are charging to use them, I can't see the vested interests allowing one in my lifetime. Hopefully you have better luck http://cdn.pprune.org/images/smilies/wink2.gif


ps yes clark y, absolutely scandalous waste of taxpayers money. $1.2BILLION to NOT build a road :ugh::ugh:

cooperplace
12th Dec 2016, 05:14
Sir Hubert Wilkins
Bert Hinkler - how good would that be, an absolute aviation legend and also a great name 'Bert'

I agree with Hubert Wilkins: extraordinary courage, a great achiever. NB: there's already an airport named after him: YJST, but I don't think that's a big problem.

cooperplace
12th Dec 2016, 05:15
The Geoffrey Thomas International Airport.

the famous pilot?

angryrat
12th Dec 2016, 05:22
The Geoffrey Thomas International Airport.

Hello Geoffrey :E

Berealgetreal
12th Dec 2016, 05:25
Why call it an airport when you could name it:

Chadstone
Highpoint
Westfield Badgery
Pacific Fair

Or

Wilson
Secure

Or (if it was in Melbourne)

Skybus depot
Yellowcabs
Silver top

I think you guys need to get up to speed. These are large shopping centres where you can find a lot of parking options and in Melbourne they also serve as taxi and bus depots. They have an airfield attached which is also handy in Melbourne because unless you arrive in the 15 minutes of non-peak hour traffic you are better off doing all your shopping at the airport. Hell, its cheaper than putting in a rail line!

Either way if it's not got a politically correct name, I won't be going!

In good news I see it's 24/7. Crazy stuff, wait til the rest of the world find out they'll be copying us in no time.

Cunning_Stunt
12th Dec 2016, 05:31
I vote for the "Sir Les Patterson Airport",complete with a statue of him in his stained safari suit.

p.j.m
12th Dec 2016, 05:32
Now that Badgerys Creek looks finally to be on the go, I guess it's time to name it.
Liberal folly
Labors never never
MACQ Banks pot of gold
Town with no train
Trump Fields (ATC is affectionately know as Trump Tower)

Evanelpus
12th Dec 2016, 10:09
I vote for the "Sir Les Patterson Airport",complete with a statue of him in his stained safari suit.

Nah, the Kevin 'Bloody' Wilson airport sounds better. You could even name one of the terminals after his daughter 'The Jenny Taylior' terminal. has a ring, doncha think?

RedhillPhil
12th Dec 2016, 10:11
Waltzing Matilda International.


It has a certain ring to it.

Preemo
12th Dec 2016, 10:17
George Cayley International - named after the father of planes

allthecoolnamesarego
12th Dec 2016, 19:22
Andrew Delfosse Badgery (Del Badgery) built and flew the first aircraft consucted in Australia and was also the first to fly an aircraft in Tasmania on Sept.10th.1914, Badgery's Creek is named after him, his wife Dorothy (Wall) was the creator of Blinky Bill and their only child Peter, born in 1925 served in the RAAF during WW2, later joining Qantas (DC3), then joining Fiji Airways, he moved back to Australia in the 70s... Why not honour the aviation pioneer and retain Badgery in the airport's name?

Zlin,

I think there might be some challenge to this. John Duigan built and flew the first Australian designed aircraft in 1910.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Robertson_Duigan

There is a really good book about Duigan called 'A flying life' by David Crotty.

Perhaps The new airport should be named after him.

Lead Balloon
12th Dec 2016, 19:44
Porty McPortface.

Lead Balloon
12th Dec 2016, 20:36
Sydney McSydface.

pax britanica
12th Dec 2016, 21:31
Edna Everage International

or for any second field in Melbourne Keth and Kim International

After all we Poms had Boris Island altho it got dumped before any serious plans

Old Fella
13th Dec 2016, 07:47
'FANTASY FIELD' would seem apt.

Rotor Work
13th Dec 2016, 09:50
Not sure if it will have intersecting runways but if it does,
Kings Cross International, with red runway lights.
Regards R W

catseye
13th Dec 2016, 10:19
Been travelling Badgerys Creek road since before I could drive. Fog hollow should be good as no one will be going flying. It's hard enough to drive at times. :zzz:

halas
13th Dec 2016, 10:34
The Anthony Norman Albanese Sydney - International Airport.

AKA: ANAS central. ICAO: YANS. IATA: ANS

halas

Ixixly
13th Dec 2016, 10:44
Beat me to it Lead Balloon, was trying to figure out how to get Airport turned into something like that!!

cattletruck
14th Dec 2016, 09:51
Blinky Bill Airport.

You'll also blink a lot at the bill for landing there.

Ex FSO GRIFFO
14th Dec 2016, 09:55
And, the winner is..........'Sydeny'....

:}:ok:

MACH082
14th Dec 2016, 10:43
It should be named Western Sydney - David Warren or Western Sydney Lawrence Hargraves.

The way this country is going it'll be Mohammed bin Allah International.

Ken Borough
14th Dec 2016, 10:47
Why does it have to be named after a so-called luminary? Drive around Australia and you'll see all manner of bridges, viaducts, floodways, culverts etc named after local or national do-gooders. What a waste of effort, especially as it's generally impossible to establish just who the hell was, or is, John Smith, or what he did. Perhaps Edward Moses Obeid would be as appropriate as anything. Silly, innit?

allthecoolnamesarego
14th Dec 2016, 16:50
Why does it have to be named after a so-called luminary? Drive around Australia and you'll see all manner of bridges, viaducts, floodways, culverts etc named after local or national do-gooders. What a waste of effort, especially as it's generally impossible to establish just who the hell was, or is, John Smith, or what he did. Perhaps Edward Moses Obeid would be as appropriate as anything. Silly, innit?

Jeez Ken, it must be sad living with such a negative attitude....

'So called luminary' 'do-gooders' 'what a waste of effort' 'generally impossible to establish..'

A lot of people after whom things are named are neither 'so called luminaries' or 'do-gooders' and very often it very easy to establish who they are- read the plaque or 'google' them.

It's a great way to get people to think about history and the 'do-gooders' contribution to the area or society. Perhaps even a providing a little inspiration for people to get out from in front of their computers or TV and do something.

Perhaps 'government road A' or 'black metal bridge' would suit you?

Sad to see your default thoughts are negative. There's plenty of good out there Ken, just open your eyes and have a look; and I'm not being flippant, I really mean it. It's good or your health.

clark y
14th Dec 2016, 18:45
It'll be named after the biggest sponsor. Probably one of those great big airlines from the sandpit.

Ken Borough
15th Dec 2016, 00:35
There's plenty of good out there Ken, just open your eyes and have a look; .......

I'm well aware of that, it is something I do every day but thanks for your therapeutic advice. That said, I simply cannot see the merit of naming every fixed public edifice after someone.

ranmar850
15th Dec 2016, 07:30
How about.....









































Badgerys Creek Airport.
Boom Tish.

ramble on
15th Dec 2016, 07:43
Golden Goose MacQuarie International
Hamid Bin Sydnistan
Golden Silk Trail Taxi Cab International

Moron, Mafia, Black Tickle and Gaylord are already taken............

dartman2
23rd Dec 2016, 20:55
Westie Flannelette International

wishiwasupthere
23rd Dec 2016, 21:08
Anthony Albanese International Airport.

ChrisJ800
23rd Dec 2016, 21:21
Whats the betting there will be a rail link to Canberra before a link to Sydney? For naming I think it would be great for corporate sponsor names. So Etihad airport or ANZ airport and change the name every few years when you find a sponsor willing to pay more $$.

tyler_durden_80
23rd Dec 2016, 22:24
Reference the earlier suggestion of Hubert Wilkins...a quote of his from 100 years ago seems more than appropriate...

'Australia's willingness to accept mediocrity makes us the poorest rich nation on earth'.

My vote is for Hubert Wilkins International.

On eyre
24th Dec 2016, 01:35
It should definitely not be named after Sir Hubert Wilkins. Currently the Australian Antarctic Division airfield in the Antarctic is appropriately named the Wilkins Runway as Sir Hubert was intimately involved in that continent.
This is not to decry the greatness of this largely forgotten Australian.
As previously suggested Sydney Badgery's Creek is quite acceptable thanks.

Band a Lot
24th Dec 2016, 03:14
Sydney Kingsford Smythe Airport.




There will never ever be a rail link to Canberra - no frequent flyer points in that!

p.j.m
25th Dec 2016, 00:20
Just stop beating around the bush and name it "Australia International Airport".

Then they can build those high speed rail links to the fringe suburbs like Brisbane and Melbourne :p

swh
25th Dec 2016, 11:08
YCRP/CRP Crap Third World International

Runway and a terminal with no bus or rail to get there. Parking spaces will be available for $20 per 30 minutes. Airport makes a massive profit from excessive terminal rents, car parking, pickup and drop off fines at $200 per occurrence.

Airports in Australia where the banks make more yield by ripping people off on the ground than airlines do by transporting goods and passengers.

Dairyground
25th Dec 2016, 12:15
Runway and a terminal with no bus or rail to get there. Parking spaces will be available for $20 per 30 minutes. Airport makes a massive profit from excessive terminal rents, car parking, pickup and drop off fines at $200 per occurrence.




Since most airports these days are being transformed into shopping malls charging exorbitant prices, that just happen to have nearby runways, why not choose a name with similar reputation that is much better known outside Oz than most local luminaries - Ned Kelly International?

spacetech
25th Dec 2016, 19:23
Since most airports these days are being transformed into shopping malls charging exorbitant prices, that just happen to have nearby runways, why not choose a name with similar reputation that is much better known outside Oz than most local luminaries - Ned Kelly International?
How about Reckless Kelly International Airport?

If funding is tight for the actual runway, they could turn the drag strip into the main runway. How about Robert Pearson International Drag-Strip? Capt. Pearson safely glide landed a 767 on a decommissioned runway, with minimal damage to the aircraft.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gimli_Glider

galdian
25th Dec 2016, 23:34
VIAGRA International - been a long time coming!

Propstop
26th Dec 2016, 00:42
Westfield International Airport

Hoofharted
26th Dec 2016, 20:37
Buggery's Crack or Mardi Gras Central airport? :}

Biggles78
26th Dec 2016, 22:03
Keeping with the Traditional Owners them and that it will likely not get built, why hurry a 70 year old delay;


Never Never International Airport :ooh:

Ngineer
28th Dec 2016, 00:38
The Darryl Kerrigan International airport.


http://www.workingdog.com/images/Galleries/castle/vlcsnap-50749.jpg

sunnySA
28th Dec 2016, 03:47
I don't know but "Badger Tower", "Badger Ground", "Badger Approach" and "Badger Departures" sounds pretty good.

Macrohard
28th Dec 2016, 05:27
The new airport will be named by a corporate sponsor. Aviation professionals will be thinking 'where on earth did that name come from?' and the general public won't care what the name is. The corporate sponsor will have had little previous aviation exposure.
In a very short period of time, with a change of government, thousands of homes under new flight paths will have government supplied noise insulation, at zero cost to home owners. Eventually there will be a curfew imposed.
True Aussie form.

Band a Lot
28th Dec 2016, 06:47
Point Break International Airport


For many reasons really one being once in a fifty year event, then is gone again.

pberrett
28th Dec 2016, 09:06
How about Wanderers international Airport?

ULH Extreme
28th Dec 2016, 23:49
I think we should use the KISS principal on this one. There is a very good chance that this airport will take 10+ yrs to build, or Maybe not at all. So until it actually exists, we should call it MAYBE Airport. Someone write a song pls.
ULH

Ascend Charlie
29th Dec 2016, 01:48
With the regular fogs out there in Bogan Central, the name "Mist Airport" would give rise to "Mist Approach".

Or "Compensate Me Airport", from the number of scumbags who will have their hands out for a payoff due to loss of (pick one) amenity/ sleep/ sex life/ parking spot/ sunlight due aluminium overcast/ lawns due to chemtrail spillage/ serenity.

But who will ever want to land in Penrith and then spend another 2+ hours getting to Australia?

Ida down
29th Dec 2016, 10:52
VIAGRA International - been a long time coming! "Unlikely" I reckon. Unless they get those Queensland graziers to build it.

p.j.m
30th Dec 2016, 04:10
But who will ever want to land in Penrith and then spend another 2+ hours getting to Australia?

Considering most tourists probably "do Sydney" in a day, then spend a week seeing the outlying areas' including the Blue Mountains etc, I'm sure this will actually be good for tourism. Cheaper Accommodation, outside the CBD, and a busload of tourists head into the CBD for their dose of Circular Quay and Barangaroo, with Lunch in Chinatown or Darling Harbour and then maybe a quick tour of Bondi and Manly on the way back to the cheap hotel.

Who knows, maybe they'll be put up in Parramatta, or Rouse Hill and instead of a bus into the city, they'll all hop on the metro/train instead.

Ivasrus
30th Dec 2016, 22:57
Max Moore-Wilton

(might have to drop off the second barrel to avoid confusion with YWIO)

p.j.m
31st Dec 2016, 02:53
Max Moore-Wilton
that name will get axed pretty quickly!

Yarra
31st Dec 2016, 10:54
Bob Ork International...

mik_64
1st Jan 2017, 01:22
Maybe something akin to Lasseter's Reef Airport. We can make a fortune with joy flights looking for it

MJA Chaser
1st Jan 2017, 23:35
Bogan Field

Art of Flying
5th Jan 2017, 01:07
Honey Badger Aerodrome

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4r7wHMg5Yjg

MelbourneFlyer
5th Jan 2017, 10:16
Serious suggestion: name it after Nancy Bird Walton. She's got good cred and a good story, she's already got good name recognition with the Aussie public and bonus points, A WOMAN PILOT! Everybody wins!

steamchicken
5th Jan 2017, 16:08
The Airport, Mate!

flyinkiwi
5th Jan 2017, 20:17
Honey Badger Aerodrome


Nah that airport would have to be located in Perth:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rrcoFn3s7KM (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rrcoFn3s7KM)

AerialPerspective
17th Jan 2017, 03:08
It could all be postponed in a few years after the next political party gets into power. Just like Melbourne's East West freeway link. That has apparently cost Victoria over a billion dollars with no link built.
Only because scumbag LNP signed deals knowing they might lose the election and that the opposition and most of the community was against it. The writing was on the wall that it wouldn't go ahead if they lost but they signed the secret penalty deal out of pure spite. In a half decent polity, that should see them out of power for 50 years but nup, public memory 5mins.

AerialPerspective
17th Jan 2017, 03:12
Serious suggestion: name it after Nancy Bird Walton. She's got good cred and a good story, she's already got good name recognition with the Aussie public and bonus points, A WOMAN PILOT! Everybody wins!
I agree... and if not Nancy-Bird then:
Wilmot Hudson Fysh International; or
David Warren International.

Back Pressure
17th Jan 2017, 04:31
I haven't forgotten it.

Back Pressure
17th Jan 2017, 04:33
Only because scumbag LNP signed deals knowing...

I haven't forgotten.

35YearPilot
22nd Jan 2017, 03:45
Many people are already supporting "Sydney Nancy-Bird Walton International Airport"

Nancy besides Smithy...

http://qf32.aero/2016/01/09/7896/#Nancy-BirdWalton

Ovation
22nd Jan 2017, 21:35
Wellcamp South (Est. 2019 AD)

or:

Sydney West (Est. 2050 AD)

Allan L
23rd Jan 2017, 06:21
Houdini Airport.

Although not an Aussie, he (allegedly/ apparently) made the first controlled, powered flight in Australia.

But even such a famous escapologist would not be able to escape the rapacious parking, etc fees that seem to be associated with a modern airport :mad:

gerry111
23rd Jan 2017, 08:54
Tracey Curtis-Taylor International Airport. :E

mrdeux
23rd Jan 2017, 21:03
Brandenburg.

falconx
26th Jan 2017, 11:49
Sydney West Badgerys Airport?

p.j.m
27th Jan 2017, 06:46
Black Fella killing fields :)

in recognition of the protestors of course!

TwoFiftyBelowTen
10th Feb 2017, 10:08
RJL Hawke Depot for Glorified Bus Drivers?

DB6
10th Feb 2017, 11:03
Bruce International

DANbudgieman
10th Feb 2017, 11:12
Had thought about Kylie Minogue International Airport, but there again hows about Skippy the Bush Kangaroo International Airport?

Think about it.

- Not a politician.
- A much loved all Australian icon.
- Family friendly image. (Unlike Kylie, don't think anybody wants to s**g Skippy rigid.)
- Fits is well with the Skippy Jet tail logo seen world wide.
- Also featured on "Yellow tail" wine bottles. (Jolly good wine!)

Just my pennies worth. Please excuse the poor print, they don''t let me use anything sharp in here.

fantom
10th Feb 2017, 18:10
G'day Intl

Chronic Snoozer
11th Feb 2017, 08:40
Wait-a-while International

Blackheathen
11th Feb 2017, 16:42
The Frying Pan.