Friday Funnies: Airport 3 Letter codes and an aside on the significance of history

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Aviation safety is a serious subject and the discussions of it as a topic should reflect that significance of the subject. Once and a while, it’s helpful to have a little fun. Today is the 1st Friday which will be repeated on the last day of the work week. It will be called the “column” Friday Funnies” [if you see a piece which makes you laugh, please forward it to FridayFunnies@jdasolutions.aero.

The first such posting traces the origins of the three letter codes which are used to identify airports. Be sure to click on the below link and enjoy.

As witty as that piece by GIZMODO.com maybe, here’s an article which finds fault with Chicago’s Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s lack of knowledge about the origins of MDW and ORD. After hearing the antecedents to the naming of Midway and O’Hare, the Mayor withdrew his proposal to rename one of them after President Obama.

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