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Name Canberra Airport?

By andym - 25 November 2012 43

Seems like a good idea.

Better then Snowtown or some lame pollie.

Change.org have a petition.

What’s Your opinion?


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Name Canberra Airport?
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EvanJames 11:29 am
25 Nov 12
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I know! Let’s name it… Canberra Airport? There’s only one, it’s not like you’re going to confuse it with another (the one behind Hume possible?). Haven’t Change.org got anything better to campaign on?

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gospeedygo 1:29 pm
25 Nov 12
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Windy Valley Stopover

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Masquara 2:40 pm
25 Nov 12
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EvanJames said :

I know! Let’s name it… Canberra Airport? There’s only one, it’s not like you’re going to confuse it with another (the one behind Hume possible?). Haven’t Change.org got anything better to campaign on?

Go easy on the change-org petitioner! She’s 10 years old apparently.

I agree – Canberra Airport.

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hark40 3:14 pm
25 Nov 12
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See http://www.news.com.au/travel/campaign-to-honour-aussie-black-box-inventor/story-e6frfq7r-1226522228613

As to renaming the airport – as much as Dr Warren has an involvement with aviation, he has had no (that I can see) involvement with Canberra and so not necessarily a good choice. Sydney Airport is known as Kingsford Smith Airport or a combination of these two names. Thus any “name” given to Canberra will still cause the airport to be known as Canberra Airport.

Full marks to the 10yr old though.

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Sandman 3:22 pm
25 Nov 12
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Not one “please” in that petition. I tell ya, kids these days just expect everything their way.

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milkman 3:59 pm
25 Nov 12
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Gateway to Queanbeyan Airport.

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poetix 4:17 pm
25 Nov 12
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How about naming it after Nancy Bird-Walton, if it really needs another name? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nancy_Bird_Walton

Having an airport called Bird airport would be good too, apart from her many achievements.

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c_c™ 4:24 pm
25 Nov 12
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EvanJames said :

Haven’t Change.org got anything better to campaign on?

Change.org is the provider of the hosting service where people can put petitions, ‘they’ don’t campaign.

Canberra Airport will always be known as Canberra Airport and retain the CBR code just as Sydney has despite the Kingsford Smith name. And naming it in honour of someone whose innovation has done so much to improve air safety is a nice idea, certainly a better one than the addition of ‘International’ to the name.

I don’t see a problem and good on the kid for putting in the effort.

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Spiral 4:44 pm
25 Nov 12
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CanbeRra AirPort ==> CRAP?

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bundah 5:04 pm
25 Nov 12
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He wouldn’t call it Brindabella International Airport,would he?

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gooterz 5:06 pm
25 Nov 12
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call it Tralee/South Sydney dirt runway

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Lookout Smithers 5:32 pm
25 Nov 12
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The Best example of a bad design. It is literally the most annoying space to move through. Lucky there is not a significant amount of traffic moving through it.

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Roundhead89 5:55 pm
25 Nov 12
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How about the Leslie Neilsen memorial airport? (Neilsen starred in Flying High).

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LSWCHP 6:41 pm
25 Nov 12
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I’d call it CockupVille, or Confusionburg or something similar.

For example, if you’re going away for a couple of days and want to park your car there overnight, you need to drive in through the lane marked “arrivals”, even though you’re departing because that’s how you get to the long stay parking. This seems deliberately perverse, akin to the old MS-Windows sequence of keypresses that required you to press the “Start” button in order to shut the computer down.

Overall, the parking arrangements and traffic flow, and almost total absence of meaningful signage make the place far more difficult to navigate than it should be.

Of course, it could just be the OldTimers disease kicking in….:-)

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Mr Evil 7:01 pm
25 Nov 12
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Can’t we name it after Justin Bieber, Gough Whitlam or Bryce Courtney?

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