Saturday, April 18, 2015

Mineta to Panetta to Kamala, the Bay Area Yakko, Wakko, and Dot?

On at least 150 flights, including one involving a Southwest Airlines jet last month in Missouri and a jumbo cargo plane last fall in Kansas, U.S. commercial air carriers have either landed at the wrong airport or started to land and realized their mistake in time, ... [including] six reports of pilots preparing to land at Moffett Field, a joint civilian-military airport, when they meant to go to Mineta San Jose International Airport, about 10 miles to the southeast. (TPM)
One of my least practical dreams is to get Moffett Field renamed for former District 17 Congressional Representative Leon Panetta, not as political statement but simply to confuse things even more.  (Another impractical dream is to get everybody to call the San Jose Airport "The Norm".  And while I still think Harvey Milk is the best name for SFO, that attempt failed and I'm on the lookout for Bay Area politicians whose names rhyme with Mineta and Panetta.  The closest in the current batch is Kamala Harris.  I'll keep looking.

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