Terminal Silhouettes: COS

Terminal silhouette of COS (Colorado Springs)

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COS was a very easy terminal to draw; everything was at right or 45º angles and there were no curves.

Normally, I rotate the terminal while I’m working on it so the majority of parallel lines are either completely horizontal or vertical; this allows me to draw large portions of the terminal by creating overlapping rectangles and then combining them with the Union tool, which is much faster than drawing a polygon for many building silhouettes, and then I rotate it back to its natural orientation (north is up on all of my silhouettes). However, to make this drawing even easier, the terminal is naturally oriented due north/south, so I didn’t even need to rotate the terminal.

https://www.pbogard.com/projects/terminal-silhouettes

2015 Year in Travel

2015 was a relatively strong year for me for business travel, with the first and last thirds of the year being particularly busy. Due to that, my total flights and hotel nights just edged above 2014’s numbers, for another record year.

2015 Flights

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I had 89 flights this year – 79 for work and 12 personal.

2015-flights

I didn’t take as many personal flights this year, but travel for my job more than made up for the difference.

2015 Hotel Nights

That’s not to say that I didn’t do a lot of personal travel, but a lot of those personal trips were by car. I came out with 30 personal hotel nights and 79 business nights, for a total of 109 nights.

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2015-portfolio

New Airports

I’ve visited six new airports this year:

#55LITLittle Rock, Arkansas, United States
#56YVRVancouver, British Columbia, Canada
#57YYZToronto–Pearson, Ontario, Canada
#58SPSWichita Falls, Texas, United States
#59COSColorado Springs, Colorado, United States
#60BNANashville, Tennessee, United States

I ended the year with 60 total airports visited, and am well on my way to my goal of visiting 100 airports.

Elite Status

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My flights were much more spread out among airlines this year, so I ended up getting the lowest tier status on two airlines (Gold on American Airlines and Silver on United) rather than last year’s mid-tier status on one airline. For hotels, I was easily able to pick up the 60 nights required for Diamond status with Hilton, and I even managed to pick up enough Marriott nights to get Silver. (Last year, my United Gold status gave me Marriott Gold status as well, even though I barely stayed with them.)

Trivia

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Airport #59/100: Colorado Springs (COS)

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Colorado Springs Airport · Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States
First Visit: 2 November 2015 · http://www.flighthistorian.com/airports/COS

One of the contractors I work with has an office in Centennial, Colorado. Usually, I’ve flown into DEN to visit them, but COS isn’t much further from Centennial, so my coworkers and I decided we’d try out COS instead for our most recent visit.