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First time ever seeing one of these?

Discussion in 'Showroom' started by jonmkj, 28/2/09.

  1. jonmkj

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    "End Fire" Glideslope antenna array, located at Rowan County Airport. It is supposedly only one of like five in the US.

    It is a special type of antenna that allows for a glideslope at an airport with odd terrain (ie. the large gulley at the end of runway 20) that otherwise couldn't have one.

    And here it is:

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  2. gsnde

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    That is a nice object :)
  3. jonmkj

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    One of a kind too :)
  4. mdm248111

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    cool...

    I live approx 1hr 30mins from Rowan County
  5. jonmkj

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    Oh yeah? Where abouts?

    I myself live just shortly over an hour from there.
  6. mdm248111

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    I live in Raleigh. Never been there but looked at a map and estimated 1hr 30min
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    So you're not far from most of my projects then, especially KTTA Sanford Lee County Regional (for which I have very little even started).

    I'm about an hour south of Raleigh down US1
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    thats cool...I am working on KLHZ, which is actually closer to where I live, in a suburb of Raleigh (Louisburg.) Yeah...KTTA had that dude make a no-gear landing a couple of months ago.
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    Once upon a long time ago, I lived in Cary, NC. I've driven back and forth between Cary and Ft. Bragg more times that I want to remember...

    ...I still remember giggling uncontrollably every time I saw the signs for Fuquay-Varina...

    One of my more memorable mementos from my years in NC is the "Lizard Lick" sign hanging on my office wall... :D

    My favorite memories are of listening to the morning drive hosted by Pat Patterson of WKIX... especially his bits about "Fundermotz Airlines," "Two Flags Over Fuquay," and "Uncle Zeb's Miracle Linament..."

    http://www.therealpatpatterson.com/...Gallery/2006-01-07/010706_FUNDERMOTZ-DONE.mp3
    http://www.therealpatpatterson.com/...SoundGallery/2006-01-14/011406_FUNDERMOTZ.mp3

    "Fundermotz Airlines, you won't even know your off the ground... 'cause your not. Fundermotz, now with non-stop service beween Bunn Level and Lizard Lick.

    http://www.therealpatpatterson.com/...SoundGallery/2006-01-14/011406_2FLAGSDONE.mp3

    "Tired of looking at mamma? Fillup your pickup with free-loading friends and head out to Two Flags, located in Fuquay!"

    Uncle Zeb's General Store (the store's 'theme song' at the end of this clip is hillarious!)

    http://www.therealpatpatterson.com/...dGallery/2006-01-21/012106_UNCLEZEBS-DONE.mp3
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  10. jonmkj

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    Oh franklin county airport! I've been there once i think.

    And "Fuquay-Varina" is an odd name, i agree
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    yeah--its pretty cool--Franklin Co

    im working on scenery for it right now...i will post it..i guess here when I am finished.

    I have some cousins that live in Fuquay-Varina.

    n4gix-

    Ive never heard of "Bunn level" I know Bunn (actually my high school and Bunn are like biggest rivals)
  12. jonmkj

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    would love to see some screenies!
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    lol...youre going to have to wait until 2 things happen...

    1) i figure out a way to either- export google Sketchup files to ADE and/or learn to use gMax effectively (hopefully the first)

    2) get ADE to actually read my SDK...long story

    but after I get that to happen, i will definitely post some shots;)

    you live in Rockingham!?!? me and my dad go down there when they have the drag races---and we went to the very last NASCAR race at the track
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    Yep, but I live on the other side of town from the race track.

    If you want some interesting trivia about the dragway, the west end of it has a number 9 painted on it. That's for the aircraft that once used it as a runway for landing when the NASCAR races were going on across the street. They had more aircraft going there than the actual Rockingham Airport (which is about 3 miles from my house), until they stopped them from landing there for insurance reasons.
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    thats cool...Ive been there 20 times but never knew that...

    do me a favor...check out the Airport Design Editor Forum -> ADE Environment Test Editor thread...see if you can help
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    i just looked it up on Google Earth...thats really interesting

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