Kansas City International KMCI (video)

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  1. Martin Pauly

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    I dusted off some footage from a year ago, when I met friends in Kansas City. Had not been to MCI before, so I took the opportunity to check another Class Bravo airport from my bucket list.

     
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    Nice. MCI controllers encourage GA traffic - outside the pushes.
     
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    Pushes?!? MCI has pushes?!?

    LOL
     
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    sure- at 6am to 6:30am and 5p to 5:15p.

    dunno, just repeating what an approach controller told me.
     
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    I haven't been there in some years but that's some dull a** FBO to spend a day at.
     
  6. Martin Pauly

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    I only spent a few minutes inside the FBO at MCI - only until the Uber arrived - but I felt very welcome there. The line and desk staff was very friendly and helpful.
    Sure, they are a bit pricey, but then all the Class Bravo airports are.

    - Martin
     
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    Nothing to do with the employees working there, it's just a small place with not much to do or places to go. JFK and ATL and DFW are a couple of others where the FBO building is all by itself. We used to walk to the hotel for lunch at MCI though.
     
  8. Martin Pauly

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    And if you have nothing better to do on this Friday afternoon, here is the departure from MCI.
    It was a stunningly beautiful day, unlimited visibility, and I couldn't resist the temptation to fly low over the Kansas City's downtown area to enjoy the view.

    - Martin

     
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    Beautiful!
     
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    Of course as class bravo airports go this is a pretty quiet one...


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    Yeah. The MCI controllers really like GA, it bumps up their traffic count.
     
  12. Martin Pauly

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    Yes, you are right. But still:

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    Nice video!
     
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    Kansas City....that’s in Kansas right?
     
  15. Martin Pauly

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    Part of it is. IXD and OJC are in Kansas; MCI and KMC are in Missouri.

    - Martin
     
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    Great video Martin! I've made that same flight (roughly) a few times.. IXD to CID. Lived in Cedar Rapids for 5 years, until recently.
     
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    Dare I ask: a switch from Collins to Garmin?

    - Martin
     
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    any idea why you had information November and the American jet had Zulu?
     
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    It is because Kansas City Downtown (MKC) uses Alpha through Mike and International (MCI) uses November through Zulu. American had slightly older information.
     
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    Ah, thank you. Is that typical where airports are close to each other?
     
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    I’m not sure. I can only speak for Kansas City.
     
  22. Martin Pauly

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    And that's what I love about the discussion of these flights: I just learned something new!

    Thank you.

    - Martin