Friday, November 17, 2006

Flyover County


Guilford County, that is.

I was reminded by a story in this morning's newspaper that FedEx will soon be opening a hub here in Greensboro.

I recently took the photo above of the FedEx Institute of Technology in Memphis, where FedEx has a huge hub. At 4 in the afternoon, it wasn't hard to get shot of it with a FedEx jet flying over, because one was leaving the airport about every two minutes. At other times of the day I didn't notice so many.

But when the jets were flying, they were loud and noticeable. FedEx will definitely make a dent in the quality of life for people living near the airport in Greensboro.
Here they come ...

5 comments:

Roch101 said...

For posterity's sake, define "near the airport."

David Wharton said...

These photos were taken on the University of Memphis campus, which was a $20 taxi ride from the airport.

I'm thinking that the G'boro FedEx hub is going to be noticeable from pretty far away.

Joe Guarino said...

For those of us who were living in the western half of Greensboro and remember back when Continental Airlines had its hub here, there is little question that increased air traffic is very noticeable. I suspect that you are right, and that it will be more than what we saw with Continental.

Roch101 said...

And at night.

abloggersayswhat said...

On the bright side, with the FedEx hub we won't have to pay companies like Polo (much) to move here.