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LPL renamed for whining scous... err... Beatle

Old 30th Jun 2001, 17:16
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Errrrr.... Scuse me. Apparently several reports have said that JLI is the first UK airport named after a famous person -
Nooooooo !!!
Wot about Ringo-way ?
Or our very own Fraggle International - Named
after that well known sailor & axe hero Ronald circa 1200 !
 
Old 30th Jun 2001, 17:39
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Wasn't Heathrow named after Ted Heath?

......Mummy mummy its those nasty men in white coats again
 
Old 30th Jun 2001, 17:57
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Howz about Jerry Garcia Airport?

Free Blotter Acid at check-in!!!!

I vote yes.
 
Old 30th Jun 2001, 20:37
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Thumbs up for Strawberry Field. I also like "Gazza Strip".

Hope nobody dreams up renaming Vienna after our finally departed Niki Lauda =:-o

Overall I don't like the renaming of airports just because some marketing department is idle and needs to justify it's identification. It is also a very American thing to do. Just because Americans had to name all kinds of places after mostly unimportant people because they had no tradition in place names (except those copied from the natives - I recommend reading Bill Bryson for details) doesn't mean we can't keep our historic airport names, i.e. the names of the places the airports were built (over).

Does anybody really care whether he has landed in Salzburg-Maxglan or Salzburg-Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart International Airport? What if Heathrow became London-Queen Elizabeth the Second after your beloved Queen has quit her job? I think it rather silly to land in Krakow-John Paul the Second, although nobody has yet topped the Greek who have carried the idea so far as to rename the ATC callsigns too. Nikos Katzanzakis Tower, this is..........



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Old 30th Jun 2001, 20:53
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Anyone else read Smash Hits (okay, so I know I was a bit old for it) back in the early 80s? How about Fab Macca Wacky Thumbs Aloft International?

Well, the renaming of airports at least seems just a bit better than the renaming of stadiums and arenas in exchange for sponsorship $$$. And they don't only "replace" geographic names . . . somtimes they do away with the names of people the bulding was meant to honor, "No one's ever heard of him, so it doesn't matter, blah, blah, blah . . . "

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Old 30th Jun 2001, 20:55
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If you want airport PR schizophrenia at its very best, try GIG:

"Aeroporto Internacional do Rio de Janeiro Antonio Carlos Jobim".

Which everyone still calls "Galeao". And which was half empty before the second terminal was inaugurated (within easy walking distance - about five hundred metres away). Now both are three quarters empty.

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Old 30th Jun 2001, 22:59
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Why name it after someone who at the first opportunity left Liverpool to live in America.
 
Old 1st Jul 2001, 06:39
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I hope Manchester doesn't get the renaming bug. I mean after the Bridgewater??? Hall fiasco, you would think that Mancunians didn't know who Sir John Barbaroli was? You mean they don't know? I can understand them not wanting to name the hall after the orchestra's founder Sir Fredriech Halle him being a member of the Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and all. ;-))
 
Old 1st Jul 2001, 09:03
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Just think about all the fun the ATC boys could have in renaming the reporting points - e.g. a/c inbound to Strawberry Field cleared to Penny Lane via Norwegian Wood, report when ready for Help! (exclamation mark for authenticity.)

The missed approach procedure could be fly runway heading to 1500', return to Yesterday and commence new approach via Tomorrow Never Knows

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Old 1st Jul 2001, 09:59
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stick to 5 letters per word, and who knows !!
 
Old 1st Jul 2001, 10:51
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Onan re. your (usual) mis-guided post of 01 July 2001 02:39

Knowing your intense dislike for all things Mancunian, it should be
pointed out that the Bridgewater Hall, as you rightly state, was not
named after any member of Manchester's Hallé orchestra, for the simply
reason that the Hallé is only a VERY minor user of a building which has
many multi-functional roles.

At the time the newly constructed hall was opened, the orchestra was
so far in debt - if I remember rightly £4Million - it was 50-50 whether
they would even continue to exist, let alone be allowed into the new
building. They couldn't pay their way when in the old Free Trade Hall
and now can't even pay their way in the new one - just been bailed out
again for another £2million. And the Liverpool Phil hasn't faired much
better over the decades and still sponges heavily off the taxpayers.

As to the subject of this thread: no one appears to have picked up the
other part of the story, namely Liverpool Airport's choice of a new
slogan. The current one reads 'Check-in to the difference'. The new
slogan, from JL's 'Imagine', will read 'Above us only Sky'.

Perhaps that was the only direction left to travel, considering what
lies 'all around us'!
 
Old 1st Jul 2001, 12:10
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LPL = Liverpool Penny Lane ?
 
Old 1st Jul 2001, 12:39
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One to chew on and a couple to kick around
EGSH Delia Smith Intnl
EGNT Alan Shearer Intl
EGNX Gary Lineker Intl
we aim to please, it keeps the cleaners happy

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Old 1st Jul 2001, 16:17
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OK, here's some:

Norwich: Alan Partridge Regional Airport
Edinburgh: Sean Connery Intl.
Dublin: Riverdance Intl.
Leeds-Bradford: Nigel Mansell Airport
Lydd Aerodrome: Celia Kench Sky Ranch
Paris Le Bourget: Gerard De-Part-ure Aeroport

And how about each of the London Airports named after well-known TV presenters?

Heathrow: Bruce Forsyth Intercontinental
Gatwick: Bob Monkhouse Intl.
Stansted: Brendan O'Brien Sky Park
Luton: Jeremy Beadle Regional Airport
Southend: Lisa Reilly Air Terminal
Biggin Hill: Jim Davidson Field
City: Cheryl Baker Landing Site

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Old 1st Jul 2001, 18:28
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Rockwell

Nay! not an intense dislike of all things Mancunian. I have positive intense hatred of the place and will continue to slag it off as much as I can.

But getting back to re-naming Liverpool Airport. I think that if they wanted to name it for the Beatles it should have been named Lennon/McCartney Airport. Naming an airport after famous people is not so unusual ; we have de Gaulle, Kennedy, La Guardia, John Wayne, McCarren, O'Hare, Logan, Nimitz and my own base, Lester B. Pearson, just to name a few.
I'll grant LPL one thing though; It sure brought them publicity.
 
Old 1st Jul 2001, 18:54
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Here are some new procedures to reflect the new name!
1) The NDB is being renamed LJL, to reflect the new name. the lowest holding level is still 2.5A, but you can get as high as you like!
2) The ATIS is to be changed to words from John Lennon songs, or the beatles, ie Whiskey is now Woman, India is Imagine. All ideas greatfully received!
3) Pilots will now be intructed to contact John Lennon Tower, John Lennon Radar.
And finally...
The mersey standard arrival will be renamed Ringo (as in Ringo Starr, boom boom!)
 
Old 1st Jul 2001, 19:30
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The French did it last year! Lyon Satolas renamed Lyon Saint Exupery. After Antoine De Saint-Exupery, author and aviator.
(Le petit Prince), 'Je crois qu'il profita, pour son evasion, d'une migration d'oiseaux sauvages'.

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Old 1st Jul 2001, 19:48
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Leonardo Da Vinci, Marco Polo, Jan Smutts, Jomo Kenyatta and how about Mirabel after the daughter of the Quebec farmer whose land was taken to construct this whitest of white elephants in the Great White North.
 
Old 1st Jul 2001, 20:04
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At least they didn't call it Nelson f*****g Mandela airport (again).
 
Old 1st Jul 2001, 22:01
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The great thing about naming airports after politicians is, you know the b******s are invariably dead.

Onan, when Mirabel has been renamed Pierre Elliot Trudeau Intn'l, the universe shall have unfolded as it should.
 

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