Sanctuary cities. Yes, it's aviation related!... and non-political

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  1. Dec 30, 2018 #1

    Hot Wings

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    Did not know about this until last night. Apparently part of the city council's resolution was to grant sanctuary to the incoming aliens. Found it amusing and thought I'd share it and ask if anyone might know of similar sanctuary cities?

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    https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/greater-green-river-intergalactic-spaceport

    And apparently there was some motivation to use government money to improve the situation.
    https://trib.com/news/state-and-reg...cle_c6d5ca93-823e-56ef-9ceb-d5619d334d74.html

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    It's political, just not "that" kind of political.
     
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    Seems like an advertising stunt to me.
     
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    You would think so - but knowing some of the people that live in Rock Springs.................maybe not. :speechles :gig:
     
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    I'm waiting for Roswell, NM to get in on the act.
     
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    Every time i see anything on that whole "Space Force" thing all I can think is "well just what exactly do they have at area 51?)
     
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    The only reason Roswell, NM is even on the map is because of a future-thinking Chamber of Commerce. The Roswell CoC didn't care if it was space aliens or a weather balloon. They turned a simple news story into a multi-million dollar, multi-decade cash cow. ...kudos!
     
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    Bill and Fritz - I did think about saying something as a some-times Roswellien. They do still print the head line about finding wreckage, as well as the retraction the next day.
    They are down to only one UFO museum now - were two when I first came to town in 1994.
    Now for the homebuilt airplane connection.
    They have beautiful weather in New Mexico; last fall not withstanding. KROW has over 13,000 feet of runway, so one can taxi test to one's heart's content. Or wrecking the plane, which ever comes first... Watch the 3,666 field elevation though.
    Traffic is light and the control tower is friendly. Radar service available. The military does rotate through from time to time - I have had to avoid B-52 on opposing runway! Miss the place.
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    ...was it REALLY a B-52, ...or did they just tell you it was a B-52? :gig:
     
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    What did they do with all the UFO artefacts from the closed museum? Should have been worth a few cents?
     
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    I've travelled a bit over the years. Those dark blue NM skies are going to stay with me.
     
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    Okay, full disclosure. I am not from Roswell. However, my wife is, as were all of my father’s people. They resided in Roswell starting in 1925. We would often spend summers and holidays with my grandparents, uncles, and cousins. I can recall many overflights by B-36’s and B-52’s until Walker AFB closed and the 509th BG (Heavy) left for good. At no time in my youth did any of my relatives talk about the so-called “Roswell incident”.
    Only when word got out that you could get paid for a story about aliens did folks start to “remember”. I know that is quite jaded to take that stance but nobody I’ve seen on TV talking up the aliens in Roswell looked like they were financially well-off. In other words, they looked to me like they could use the cash from the crash.
    Soon, tourists started showing up in Roswell with spending money. Soon there was a UFO museum. It is still there. Next to it is the UFO-themed McDonald’s, which is in many ways more fun than the museum. Also, take in the Robert Goddard displays in the “real” museum in town. If you fly in you can also see the large number of aircraft in the Roswell boneyard at the airport.
    My advice is to plan to visit Roswell NM on the 4th of July so you can watch the UFO parade, eat at Mickey D’s, and be amused at the UFO museum. Take lots of spending money to stay a couple of days to do tourist things. The folks in Roswell could still use some cash from the crash.
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    I think Roswell turned nuclear waste into a cash cow.

    Green River "Intergalactic" seems a bit much. "Intragalactic" should do it.
     
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    It was real, Fritz. SAC for 2 years in NE Montana, working Base Ops. Yes, I can tell `em from the "Stealth" fighters which also flew by. Exceptional airspace IMHO.
    And I buy all my Ercoupes in New Mexico.
    Another thing they don't particularly share is that Roswell was the home of the first ready-to-rock-and-roll atomic bomb equiped unit on the planet.
     

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