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2022-07-05 Economy
Flown Over: The Impact of Airlines Cutting Service to Flyover Country
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Posted by Besoeker 2022-07-05 05:57|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [191 views ]  Top

#1 If it's still running, every politician in Washington should be directed to travel the 'daily' Amtrak from Manassas, VA to Atlanta, GA. It's a long, 9.5 hour slog, as the tracks are rickety. You'll be able see the underside of small towns and cities along the way. Mile after mile of closed factories and businesses. The ghost towns of what was once industrial America.
Posted by Besoeker 2022-07-05 06:13||   2022-07-05 06:13|| Front Page Top

The upside is it might make it harder for the screwy social culture radical leaders to plan and stage events.
Posted by NN2N1 2022-07-05 06:52||   2022-07-05 06:52|| Front Page Top

#3 Emissions from aviation are growing faster than any other mode of transport. Alternative fuels and cleaner technology can put flying on a cleaner path.
Posted by Skidmark 2022-07-05 07:24||   2022-07-05 07:24|| Front Page Top

#4 Can solar-powered electric airplanes be next?
Posted by Bobby 2022-07-05 08:49||   2022-07-05 08:49|| Front Page Top

#5 Can solar-powered electric airplanes be next?

It would be fun to do the math and see how many square feet of solar panels equals one Pratt & Whitney jet engine.

I'd put my money on nuke-powered airplanes. "But what about the radiation?", you ask. Come on, man! Since when have the airlines cared about passenger comfort?
Posted by SteveS 2022-07-05 09:12||   2022-07-05 09:12|| Front Page Top

Posted by M. Murcek 2022-07-05 09:14||   2022-07-05 09:14|| Front Page Top

#7 Don't be silly, SteveS. The solar stuff goes up in space and beams collected energy down to the surface, tracking just ahead of each aircraft. Updrafts ensue, et voila: practical passenger sailplanes! Additional selling point: demining, like in that Bond flick with Halle Berry.
Posted by Crolumble Untervehr4064 2022-07-05 09:48||   2022-07-05 09:48|| Front Page Top

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