February 16, 2007

Airport flags

Flags at the Anderson Regional Airport. I don’t know how or why these particular flags were chosen to fly. Makes me curious. Do you recognize them all?

Update: my curiousity got me at lunch. I called the airport and a very nice man explained that the flags represent some of the countries that own businesses in the Anderson area. Isn’t that cool? (He said there isn’t a flag on the last pole because its rope is messed up. 🙂 ) It makes me wonder what the businesses are — but I didn’t bother him with that question.

While I was at the airport on a Saturday this month, 6 small-engine plans took off. This was quite a number to me, as I was there less than 30 minutes. (It was way cold, and the wind was blustery.) An informational sign near the airport office explains that the airport is an integral part of the growth and development of business in the Anderson area.



  1. Beautiful blue sky. Yes, it is odd that there are international flags at a regional airport. 🙂

    Comment by Lisa — February 16, 2007 @ 4:20 am

  2. I love the first… It is true it is my french flag!

    Comment by freelancer — February 16, 2007 @ 7:55 am

  3. Let’s see: French, don’t know, English, Swiss, Japanese, Canadian, Greek, can’t tell, German, don’t know…
    Fun post!

    Comment by Isabella — February 16, 2007 @ 3:06 pm

  4. The second one is Belgium. 🙂 And I got all of the rest.

    I like that the wind is blowing so they are flying.

    Comment by dawn — February 16, 2007 @ 4:13 pm

  5. Lessie, great capture with the wind and having all the flags unfurled.

    Isabella and dawn your combined knowledge is very impressive.

    Comment by Denton — February 16, 2007 @ 5:58 pm

  6. I’m impressed with all of you! The photo is very nice and…f I am traveling from another country to inspect my business, it would be nice to see my flag welcoming my arrival. I wonder if this is done other places?

    Comment by lavenderlady — February 16, 2007 @ 6:44 pm

  7. An interesting greeting for both arriving and departing passengers.

    Comment by Kate — February 16, 2007 @ 11:20 pm

  8. Thank you all for your comments! I’m afraid to say I have no where near the knowledge that Isabella and Dawn displayed — so this was quite a learning experience for me!

    The following are the more straightforward ones:
    France (Freelancer’s flag 🙂 ), Belgium, United Kingdom, Switzerland, Japan, Canada, _____, _____, Germany, _____.

    I couldn’t find the flag after Canada — so I asked the gentleman at the airport. According to him, it is Sweden’s flag. But I’m not sure. When I look at Sweden’s flag on Wikipedia — it is more royal blue with a golden cross.

    The gentleman said that the next flag, the slightly furled one, is green, white, and red. He said it is Ireland’s flag, but Ireland has orange, so I’m thinking this is Italy’s flag.

    The last flag appears to be the flag of the Netherlands.

    Thank you all for playing! 🙂 I learned quite a bit. Now I’m going to keep my eyes open, looking for the businesses in the community owned by those countries. 🙂

    Comment by lessie — February 17, 2007 @ 11:14 pm

  9. The swedish flag is right, there’s no other flag that looks like that with an other blue.
    nice photo! 🙂

    Comment by V — February 23, 2007 @ 3:38 pm

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