Jun 30 2017 Flashback Friday BY sgf-admin TAGS

 

Rock.

Anyone who’s ever put a shovel in the dirt of North Springfield knows there’s a lot of it — tough rock. Mean rock. 11 years ago today a bulldozer driver found out just how mean …

A squadron of big, tough Caterpillar D11 bulldozers occupied the airport that morning. They moved dirt and rock for construction of the new terminal.

Lots of back and forth between the contractors: “Can we bulldoze that rock or will we have to use dynamite?”

Nov 26 2013 Just Google It! BY sgf-admin TAGS

 

Image of map

The folk at Google have made it a little bit easier to navigate our terminal building — take a look at this screen shot:

This screen shot is from an iPhone. It shows the floor plan of the terminal as viewed on Google Maps. It's part of Google's Indoor Map program.

 

Before reading this blog entry, be sure to read the accompanying entries, Cameroon Monkeys and Leaky Windshields , Misperception #1: Airport Uses City Tax Money, Misperception #2: Airport Sets and Controls Ticket Prices, and Misperception #3: The Airport Can Order Airlines to Fly Wherever We Want!

"The new terminal wasn’t needed and it's a huge waste of tax money!"

May 24 2008 Midfield Terminal Question BY sgf-admin TAGS

 

SGFpilot writes, "I have a question regarding the jetbridges at the new terminal....Are they really going to use the old ones from the existing terminal? You have a beautiful new $130 million dollar terminal and they're planning on sticking rusty old jet bridges that work 1/2 time on there? I think that'd give the NEW terminal a bad appearence. Would they at least paint them all a fresh white color to at least make them look new? Thanks for your insight."

 

 

Dustin wants to know: So how will the transition to the new terminal take place? Will there be all new loading bridges for the passengers or will the existing bridges be transplanted? Also, any word on new food/beverage vendors in the new terminal? And getting back to the "un-named" airline that was supposed to begin servicing SGF (the one that went so far as to sign a ground handling contract with the city), what ever happened to them?