Posts Tagged ‘Reagan National Airport’

Don’t Rename Union Station for Truman. Rename These Places.

The senators from Missouri—Claire McCaskill (D) and Roy Blunt (R)—are introducing legislation today that would rename Union Station after President Harry Truman, the 33rd president who just so happens to be from the Show-Me-State.
Union Station is federal property, so these senators are well within their rights to try and rename it. But we think they [...]

Reagan National Honors 9/11 Victims With Poorly Spelled Idea

Eleven years later, it's difficult to know how best to mark Sept. 11, 2001 and remember its victims. It's much easier, though, to see that the Federal Aviation Administration's plan to change the names of waypoint stops for planes approaching Reagan National Airport to patriotic words like "WEEDU" and "TRUPS" isn't the best. Secretary of [...]

The Needle: Uncontrolled Air Traffic Edition

I Am Serious, And Don't Call Me Shirley: There's just one air traffic controller on duty at Reagan National Airport between midnight and 6 a.m., and he fell asleep Wednesday night? Surely, you can't be serious. Actually, that's no longer the case; after news broke that two planes had to land themselves with no controller [...]

Photo: Flight Attendant

Reagan National Airport,  Feb. 17th. © 2011 Matt Dunn

Photo: Zat You Santa Claus

Reagan National Airport. © 2010 Matt Dunn

Photos: Airport

Reagan Washington National Airport, Dec. 22. © 2010 Matt Dunn

The Needle: Snow Edition

Snow!: If you've had a certain 1992 single by a Canadian one-hit wonder stuck in your head all day, believe us when we say we feel your pain. (And if you haven't, click on that link to remedy that.) The first real snow of the season fell today, leaving about 1-2 inches around the region [...]

Don’t Touch My Pizza!

Do you like eating pizza? Do you also like being instructed to run your hands up strangers' legs until you brush up against their testicles? If so, you're in luck!

The Needle: Money for Nothing Edition

We Need Some Money: Turns out having large numbers of people out of work is bad for municipal finances. (Who would have guessed?) District officials say sales and income taxes will bring in about $100 million less than expected. On top of that, D.C. Public Schools spent $25 million more than budgeted, and Congress cut [...]

Morning Roundup: Earthquake! Edition

Morning, readers. Let us celebrate the fact that Friday is upon us.
That wasn't a rumble in your stomach this morning: That was an earthquake. The 3.6 magnitude quake struck at 5:04 a.m., and its epicenter was in the Germantown-Gaithersburg area. The quake was the largest to hit the area since the U.S. Geological Survey created a [...]

Our Morning Roundup: Hot Hot Heat Edition

Good morning, people! Hope everyone had a wonderfully relaxing weekend, and you're not sitting somewhere in your office sunburned and wondering what happened exactly. Either way, it's almost the weekend again! The District's looking at a high of 101 degrees for today. Don't worry, it won't get there until about 3 p.m., and it'll only [...]

Our Morning Roundup: Strasmania Edition

Good morning, Washington. Today’s Wednesday and the sun has left us. But don’t despair. At least foxes aren’t attacking you.
The messiah returned yesterday, arriving in the form of a 21-year-old man with a buzzed head and a 99 mph fastball. And you thought he would show up on a donkey?  Stephen Strasburg made his major [...]

District Limerick: Absolutely Deflightful

The Fates of today's aviation
Capricious and fond of frustration
As vay-cay winds down
You're due back in town
But not without great consternation
At first we had buckets of snow
Soon after came pants rigged to blow
And then DCA
Was covered in spray
Homeric? Oh yes, I'd say so

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