Tom Haines

Identifying with SUX

April 18, 2008 by Thomas B. Haines, Editor in Chief

Fresno is FAT. We’re invited to SUX.

Airport identifiers–some of them, well, SUX. Rather than fight it, Sioux City, Iowa, is leveraging the unusual identifier for Sioux Gateway Airport/Col. Bud Day Field.

Airport Operations Manager Elizabeth Smart, CM, ACE (not sure what those stand for–but at least it’s not SUX), reminded me in a letter this week that SUX is a great place and we may want to feature it in our next “A Day in the Life of America’s Airports” story. Could be. SUX has an Iowa Air National Guard unit on the field, air carrier service, and a full-service FBO, as well as corporate operations for companies such as Tyson Fresh Meats. You can see the details in AOPA’s Airport Directory Online. It looks like a nice airport.

Not flying near Sioux City anytime soon, but want the T-shirt? See all of the cool Fly Sux stuff online.


3 Responses to “Identifying with SUX”

  1. Ed McKenney Says:

    Sioux City (KSUX) is one great place to visit especially if you are a DC-10 with all three hydraulic systems inoperative. United 232 Captain Al Haines and the people of Sioux City performed a feat that minimized loss of life. What a miraculous coincidence of superb talent being in the right place at the right time. Being a Sioux City native, I am always glad to see recognition for a very special place on this planet.

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