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Classic Freighters

By: Category: Air FreightersAirlinesAirports Around the WorldTransports

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"Classic", one dictionary definition would be “A thing that is remarkable, and a very good example of its kind.” This perfectly describes the Freighter Aircraft that the IFL Group flies today. The IFL Group is headquartered at the Oakland County International Airport in Waterford MI, which is approximately 40 miles Northwest of Detroit MI. Oakland County International Airport handles a considerable amount of Business Jet and Prop traffic in addition to plenty of Freighter Action. There is also a nice observation area right next to the terminal. The IFL Group provides safe and reliable on demand aircraft charters as well as scheduled service...Read More

My 2017 Oshkosh Pilgrimage

By: Category: Airports Around the WorldAirshowsEAA AirVentureSpecial Event

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To some it is called AirVenture, others refer to it as EAA, for a few it is just plain Oshkosh. No matter what you refer to it as, to the Aviation Enthusiast it can be summed up in one word, “home”. Oshkosh Wisconsin is located in the Fox Valley and is 89 miles Northwest of Milwaukee or 56 miles Southwest of Green Bay. Oshkosh is a college town with the University of Wisconsin maintaining a huge campus here. In 2016 a little under 67,000 people were permanent residents. Oshkosh’s airport, Wittman Field or Wittman Regional Airport is typical for a city of this size, but looks are deceiving. Wittman has 4 runways, the longest being Runway 18-36 is 8,002 feet long. This allows aircraft as large as the A380, 747-8F, B-52, and C-5 to operate in and out.

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Southern Florida Spotting Miami Airport Hilton Hotel

By: Category: AirlinesAirports Around the WorldSpotting

_MG_6815 (1000x445) The fourth and final location in our series on Southern Florida spotting isn’t found at the airport itself, rather it is next to it. The multi-story Miami Airport Hilton Hotel is located on Blue Lagoon Drive, which is on the South side of the airport. The guest rooms that face the airport have Open Air Balconies that give you an unbelievable view of the airport and runways.

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Southern Florida Spotting Miami International El Dorado

By: Category: AirlinesAirports Around the World

 

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Title Image 0242 BY: Scott Jankowski We continue our look at Spotting locations at Southern Florida Airports in Part 3 of our series focusing on “El Dorado”. Scheduled Airline Service began in September of 1928 when Pan American Airways started service from Miami to Key West FL. In the Mid-30’s airlines started to relocate to the then known 36th Street Airport for the old airport. Eastern Airlines was the first to relocate offering flights to New York City and Atlanta. Miami played an important part in the transportation of Troops and Material during World War 2. In 1943, the U.S. Army Corps completed the adjacent Miami Army Airport creating a vital gateway to Europe and Africa.

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Image 5429 In 1945 Cubana was the first International Airline to serve Miami with flights to Ha...

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