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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

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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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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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In 1945 Cubana was the first International Airline to serve Miami with flights to Havana...

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Southern Florida Spotting: Miami International North Side

By: Category: AirlinesAirports Around the WorldSpotting

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Photos and Article By Scott Jankowski
KMIA (Miami International Airport) is the 11th busiest airport in the United States, the 36th in the world, and served over forty-four million passengers in 2016. The airport encompasses 3,230 acres of land and is a short six minutes from downtown Miami. From its humble beginnings in 1928, modern day Miami features four runways, six concourses, and one hundred sixty two gates. Over one hundred and nine airlines serve Miami, offering nonstop service to one hundred sixty one destinations all over the world. Miami is a major hub for American and American Eagle, they account for the majority of daily flights...

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