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About ronsmytheiii

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  1. As someone who has to fly RyanAir out of Stansted Airport all I can do is
  2. Three Notch'd is a pretty good brewery, they started in Charlottesville and really stood out in a town full of great local beer. I highly recommend trying it out when they open. https://threenotchdbrewing.com/
  3. You can use a shuttle system to disembark passengers and send them to a separate area for passport control, they do that here in Europe for a lot of smaller airports (and in Europe, the vast majority of flights are international) {quote]It is not economically feasible to fly smaller jets across the Atlantic. They usually fly 767s or 777s.[/quote] Airlines are actually interested in smaller, longe-range aircraft that would fit well in Norfolk. Look up the Airbus A321LR/XLR or the future Boeing NMA/797. Even existing Boeing 757s are being repurposed for international flights, I recently flew back to Dulles from England last October on Iceland Air using two 757s with an aircraft change at Iceland. If Norfolk can shave cost off a flight compared to flights in the beltway, might open up a lot of traffic to ORF.
  4. May 5th 2018 shot of Town center from Planet's Skysat! https://goo.gl/b2NuLq
  5. Looking at their website, Olympia looks.... like a typical Virginia Beach Office suburban developer. You know the office park adjacent to City Walk ( the Convergence Center, office buildings right by I-264 ) Pretty much what they own/lease: https://olympiadevelopment.com/available-properties/
  6. The new Airbus A321LR might be good for Norfolk, as it is a small (B737) sized aircraft capable of flying over the Atlantic to Europe (although barely) Norfolk could benefit from being a low cost hub alternative to the big East coast hubs like JFK/Dulles/ATL ect. https://airwaysmag.com/industry/analysis-looking-at-potential-routes-for-the-airbus-a321lr/ Edit: The probable upcoming Boeing 797 Middle-of-the-market (MOM) aircraft could also do so, as it will be capable of transatlantic flights and will be 757-sized (and I know I have flown 757s into Norfolk before)
  7. Honestly, I don't think Virginia Beach has a chance for this second HQ (or any other city in Hampton Roads). However, I can see Mayor Sessoms push resulting in other benefits for Virginia Beach, as it puts the city on Amazons map as the company increases the size of its web services (cloud ect) having access to the fiber line is a real incentive! Plus, would be nice to have a thriving ecosystem of multiple businesses (co-located for the fiber and Amazon web services) than one MASSIVE company. That is how you get a silicon valley.
  8. Progress for last month on the Telefonica site: https://www.planet.com/explorer/
  9. Land clearing has definitely begun on this site: From https://www.planet.com/explorer/
  10. http://www.fiberopticsonline.com/doc/te-subcom-supplies-marea-submarine-cable-system-0001
  11. I have to disagree on this one, the article seems to present an honest evaluation of an issue (traffic) without turning the article into a hit job. Also notice that the push for light rail in the article that would probably fix the problem. Living in a couple college towns I can see how big events majorly disrupt local traffic, this is a conversation we should have now to mitigate the problem and enhance the stadium and beach area.
  12. I think the overhang is a bit too much, and the massive size of the convention center adds bulkiness, but the latter is probably necessary to make it financially feasible to attract conventions.
  13. And notice they dont go near enough to ODU...... Edit: Sorry only went off the one image, seems there are a multitude of options that do include ODU.
  14. Or the hotel/apartments at block 9.....
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