3BS Remembers "The Penalty Box"

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3BS Remembers "The Penalty Box"

Postby 3WE » Tue Apr 30, 2019 8:43 pm

Is it my imagination that KORD used to have a hold pad that was actually labeled as "The Penalty Box". I see they have a "Scenic Hold Pad".

I also think I recall "The Penalty Box" being used elsewhere as a term: "Global 124, Sorry, but you have to go to the penalty box...taxi to the Papa pad, XYZ airport has put a ground hold for at least 40 minutes....."

I enjoyed that term as it had a truth+humor aspect- You were sent there and not allowed to play airplane pilot for a number of minutes until you got clearance...

Bottom line questions: Was there actually a hold pad named "The Penalty Box" and is that phrase ever used anymore in a general sense when aircraft are sent to holding pads?

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Re: 3BS Remembers "The Penalty Box"

Postby flyboy2548m » Tue Apr 30, 2019 9:05 pm

There was and still is. It's off of Twy B, between A4 and A5.
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Re: 3BS Remembers "The Penalty Box"

Postby 3WE » Wed May 01, 2019 12:00 pm

Thanks for pointing that out. Stared at an online diagram for several minutes yesterday before posting.

I was also surprised to see the technical demise of former mega-runway 14R-32L- especially after they did all the pretty green stuff to highlight the shortened version of it. (Actually it's interesting to see that the OTHER 14-32 no longer exists either).
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Re: 3BS Remembers "The Penalty Box"

Postby flyboy2548m » Wed May 01, 2019 10:12 pm

Thanks for pointing that out. Stared at an online diagram for several minutes yesterday before posting.

I was also surprised to see the technical demise of former mega-runway 14R-32L- especially after they did all the pretty green stuff to highlight the shortened version of it. (Actually it's interesting to see that the OTHER 14-32 no longer exists either).
The elimination of 14/32s was part of the bigger "ORD realignment project" from a few years back which also saw the addition of 10R/28L South of the cargo terminals as well as occasional use of 4L for departures. It seems to have worked, the former Charlie Foxtrots have become much more of a rarity.
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Re: 3BS Remembers "The Penalty Box"

Postby Gabriel » Fri May 03, 2019 5:01 pm

. It seems to have worked, the former Charlie Foxtrots have become much more of a rarity.
What is a C F?

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Re: 3BS Remembers "The Penalty Box"

Postby 3WE » Fri May 03, 2019 5:11 pm

. It seems to have worked, the former Charlie Foxtrots have become much more of a rarity.
What is a C F?
PFM: Pneumatic Flow Modification
CFM: A popular turbofan engine
CRM: Crew Resource management.
CA: Cover one's aft-side
CB: Circuit breaker or Cumulonimbus
CC: "Carbon" copy
CD: Compact disk
CF: Concrete flight surface
CG: Center of gravity
CH: Channel
CI: Center of influence
CJ: A Cessna business jet
CK: Check
CL: Centerline
CM: 1/100 of a meter
CN: Railroad
CO: Carbon monoxide
CP: Another railroad
CQ: Sorry, I'm getting tired.
CR:
CS:
CT: Connecticut
CU: Cumulus
CV: Curriculum Vitae or "Resume"
CX:
CY:
CZ:
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Re: 3BS Remembers "The Penalty Box"

Postby Gabriel » Fri May 03, 2019 7:25 pm

Found it. clusterfuck

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Re: 3BS Remembers "The Penalty Box"

Postby flyboy2548m » Sat May 04, 2019 1:15 am

Found it. clusterfuck
Precisely.
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Re: 3BS Remembers "The Penalty Box"

Postby Not_Karl » Sat May 04, 2019 6:31 pm

PFM: Premiata Forneria Marconi
CCR: Creedence Clearwater Revival
ELO: Electric Light Orchestra
BTO: Bachman Turner Overdrive
ELP: Emerson, Lake & Palmer
Fixed.
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Re: 3BS Remembers "The Penalty Box"

Postby elaw » Mon May 06, 2019 2:06 pm

CN: Railroad
In keeping with recent news:
UP: Also a railroad
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Re: 3BS Remembers "The Penalty Box"

Postby elaw » Mon May 06, 2019 2:08 pm

CD: Compact disk
A few additions:
VCR: What got replaced by Tivo
Tivo: What got replaced by DVD
DVD: What got replaced by Blu-Ray
Blu-Ray and CD: What got replaced by streaming

Time to clean out the garage...
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