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Re: [OM] Peak Air

Subject: Re: [OM] Peak Air
From: Jim Nichols <jhnichols@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 8 May 2020 15:30:15 -0500
Your story reminds me of Memphis at certain times every day, as a Fed-X hub.  I see them on FlightAware,

Most of the Far East flights that come to the Mid-South stop in Anchorage.  Those that terminate in Atlanta pass right over my house.  My iMac, which I special ordered in December, flew Shanghai to Anchorage to Louisville, KY, then ground delivery.

On 5/8/20 3:07 PM, Ken Norton wrote:
It's really a fantastic time to be a plane spotter here in Alaska. Ted
Stevens International Airport has become the busiest airport in the
world thanks to passenger traffic collapsing everywhere else and the
need for cargo flights at an all time high. The string of jumbo jet
freighters coming through here reminds me of flying through Kennedy
(New York) back in the '90s when you could get a string of 747s lined
up on the taxiway for the entire length of the runway. Most of the
east-bounds pass over our house, and for the most part, all of them
are at max take-off weight.

If you want to take pictures of airplanes, no matter what size, shape
or speed, you'll find them here. I was just looking at the Anchorage
terminal chart, and there is an ominous note that will strike fear
into the hearts of every general aviation pilot:

CAUTION: HEAVY VFR TRAFFIC WITHIN THE MERRILL CLASS D WITH PEAK
OPERATIONS 150/200 MOVEMENTS PER HOUR

Merrill Field - PAMR

To put this into perspective, that's only slightly behind Oshkosh
"AirVenture". PAMR runs simultaneous right-hand and left-hand patterns
with three different base-legs each. During heavy operations there are
two aircraft on the runway at the same time. Insanity.

But for a photographer, Hooooo Waaaa!

AK Schnozz

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Jim Nichols
Tullahoma, TN USA

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