Author: The Fox's Hangar Date: 25 Jul 2009
FS2004 Miami Intl. 1956. Of the millions of travelers who pass through the present-day Miami International Airport, very few are probably aware that the current airport sits on land once occupied by 3 separate airports. Furthermore, there are still perceptible remnants of one of these predecessors, if you know where to look. In 1927, Pan American Airways decided to move its Florida base from Key West to Miami. The company purchased 116 acres of land from the Seminole Fruit Company near NW 36th Street. Pan American Field was opened in 1928, and featured the 1st modern airline terminal in the nation. It was at the time the only customs entry airport on the US Atlantic mainland. The 1st US Mail flight to Nassau, Puerto Rico, and Panama departed from Pan Am Field in 1929. Eastern Airlines began scheduled service from Pan Am Field in 1931. The 1934 Department of Commerce Airport Directory, according to Chris Kennedy, described Pan American Airport as having 4 sandy runways, with the longest being a 2,140' northwest/southeast strip. The passenger station was said to have "Pan American Airways" painted on the roof.
Author: Unknown Date: 22 Jul 2009
FSX KFMN, Four Corners Regional Airport, Farmington, NM. This scenery package adds an air cargo hangar to the default scenery for Four Corners Regional, KFMN, Farmington, NM.