On Nov. 3, 2008, four new runways — at Washington Dulles, Hartsfield Jackson, Lambert St. Louis and Seattle-Tacoma airports — opened. I got to hang out with acting FAA Administrator Bobby Sturgell at the opening of the fourth Dulles runway. As part of that event, a group of us got to go up in the Dulles tower, where I was able to snap this shot of a Southwest Airlines jet on the runway. Enjoy!
On Nov. 8, 2008, new runways opened at three airports: Chicago O’Hare, Seattle-Tacoma and Washington Dulles. As the airports editor for Aviation Week and Aviation Daily, I got to cover the opening of the fourth runway at Dulles. As part of that event, I got rare access to hang out on the runway, which allowed me to get the shot below. Enjoy!
On Nov. 20,2008, four new runways opened at four different airports — Seattle-Tacoma, Hartsfield-Jackson, Chicago O’Hare and Washington Dulles. I got to hang out on the new fourth runway at Dulles for a story I did for Aviation Week.
One of the treats of the event was a trip up to the Dulles tower. The view was unbelievable, and among the pictures I snapped was a United Airlines/Star Alliance Boeing 777. Enjoy!
Before I covered the business aviation beat, I covered airports and security. One of my favorite parts of covering airports was when I got to go outside and play on runways. Back on November 20, 2008, we saw three new runways open at Washington Dulles, Chicago O’Hare and Seattle-Tacoma airports.
I attended the dedication of the Dulles runway. I was working on a story about the new runways for Aviation Week (subscribers only), and it involved me going out on the new 4th runway for a photo shoot with then acting FAA Administrator Robert Sturgell.
So below are 2 photos for your consideration. Photo one is one of my runway shots. Photo 2 is one taken by FAA’s photographer of me on the runway marker. Enjoy!