General Mitchell International Airport tagged posts

A Unique Partnership

By: Category: AirlinesSpecial EventSpecial paintTransports

In 2009 a unique partnership was formed between Milwaukee Wisconsin’s General Mitchell International Airport and Airbus headquartered in Toulouse France. This agreement has seen Airbus use Milwaukee as a base of operations to cold weather test quite a few of its newest aircraft. These have included A320-251N D-AVVB, A350-941 F-WWCF, A350-1041 F-WWXL A380-861 F-WWDD, A380-841 F-WWOW with the Rolls Royce Trent XWB-97 engine, and this month saw F-WTTE A330-941 NEO which first flew in December of 2017.

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Hometown Spotting – KMKE

By: Category: AirlinesAirports Around the WorldMidwestSpotting

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It’s officially known as General Mitchell International Airport or its three-letter designator MKE; for me it is my hometown airport. General Mitchell International is Wisconsin’s busiest and largest airport, except for the week of EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh. General Mitchell International is situated on two thousand one hundred eighty acres of land and is only eleven miles south of downtown Milwaukee. Our Airport is named after U.S. Army Air Service General Billy Mitchell, the father of the U.S.A.F. In this article, I will touch briefly on history, but the focus of this article will be on current statistics and spotting opportunities.

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