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DACT ’17 at Las Palmas – Gando

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Air to Air Fights where others go on holiday at Las Palmas Airport in the Canary Islands!

DACT – Dissimilar Air Combat Training is a yearly exercise of the Spanish Air Force which took place in 2017 from 13th January to 27th January at Gando, the military part of the Las Palmas airport on the Canary Islands.

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The DACT exercises of the Spanish Air Force have a long tradition and took place in the last years usually in the early beginning of the year. The exercise focuses like the title suggests on Dissimilar Air Combat Training. Nowadays a lot of Air Forces use just a single aircraft type for Air Combat and most pilots have experience in fighting against aircraft of the same type they’re flying in. So there is always a challenge to fight against a different type. Today the Spanish Air Force utilized with the EF-18 Hornet and Eurofighter Typhoon two different types, making it easier to arrange DACT as with a single-fighter type force.

However, th...

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Southern Florida Spotting Miami Airport Hilton Hotel

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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 North Side

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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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Springtime Spotting in February

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The calendar read February 18th, but it felt more like May 18th. Spring, almost Summer was in the air for several days during a week of record warmth in the Upper Midwest. Temperatures were in the upper 60’s to low 70’s with clear blue skies made for a perfect opportunity for some spotting and photographer! What better way to enjoy the weather than to spend it down at Chicago O’Hare Airport (KORD).

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Chicago O’Hare has two different traffic patterns: West Flow with arrivals on Runways 27 Right and Left, also Runway 28 Center. Departures will be on Runway 28 Right and Runway 22 Left. East Flow will see arrivals on Runways 10 Right and Center, also Runway 9 Left. Departures will be off Runway 10 Left and Runway 9 Right. We were treated to one day of each traffic flow...

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