Addison Airport is a 368-acre island of aviation in the horizon-to-horizon conurbation of North Texas. Counting the people who work here for aviation-related businesses or at businesses located about its shores, its population is, in a rounded number, 2,400. Busy at their daily work, unless they are connected by business, many members of our airport community haven’t had the opportunity to meet each other. To make these introductions, the airport staff will profile members of the airport community on its Facebook page.
To embody the friendly and informal nature of these profiles, we’re calling this series On the Ramp @ Addison Airport because the introductions they make will convey the information two people would exchange on their first meeting. Only we’ll be doing it by e-mail with a list of questions. Like that first meeting, you need not answer all of them, and your answers can be as detailed or succinct as time allows. And if you happen to have a digital photo of yourself (at work or play) on your computer, you can attach to the e-mail that returns your answers.
Nine questions follow the basics, your name and where you work on Addison Airport. Several of them ask what led you to your line of work and to the airport. Others ask about aspects of your aviation island life, with the final question an open-ended “Anything else you’d like to share?”
We’ll toss the first pebbles in the pond by e-mailing the questions to members of the airport community we know. To create the expanding and overlapping ripples, we ask all recipients to forward the e-mailed questions to someone they know who works for an airport-based company. Upon receipt of the answers, the airport staff will turn them into the profile that will introduce them to the rest of our aviation island nation on the Addison Airport Facebook page. We look forward to meeting all of you.