It’s not exactly crazy, but enough people have signed up for OurAirports that I’ve had to do a large amount of emergency coding to keep the site running at an acceptable speed — it’s hosted on a shared cluster (Mosso), a new-fangled kind of service which creates some pretty strange issues around database table writes and locking compared to running on a single host, and you don’t see the problems until a lot of people are trying to do things at the same time. If the site was too slow when you first visited, you might want to take a second look and see if it’s better.
XingR’s notes from a lifetime of flying
Enough tech talk. You’re here to read about flying, and whether you’re a new student or a 20,000-hour airline pilot, I think you’ll enjoy reading the beautiful comments — mini-essays, really — that OurAirports member XingR has been contributing about his lifetime spent in and around airports on several continents, both in civilian life and through a long military career (he’s currently living near Clark Intl, the former huge U.S. military base in the Phillipines). You can read all of XingR’s comments (in reverse order) on his comments page, and follow the links to see the airports. Thanks, XingR.