Archive for the ‘History’ Category

Sioux City – SUX Embracing a funny designator as a brandable name

Sunday, May 5th, 2013

Sioux City used to complain about their three letter FAA designation as “SUX”  Airport.    But now, in what appears to be a clever marketing move, they’ve embraced it.   More from CNN here.

Abandoned Airports List (USA Airports)

Sunday, May 6th, 2012

Thanks to Paul Freeman for a great resource featuring abandoned and little known airports.  This list was recently updated on May 1, 2012 and it features over 1500 listings grouped by US State.

www.airfields-freeman.com/

Ho Chi Minh / Saigon Airport, Vietnam SGN. aka Tan Son Nhat International Airport

Monday, November 22nd, 2010

We’ll be reporting live from Ho Chi Minh City in February during the trip to Vietnam, when we’ll be arriving here at Vietnam’s largest Airport, the Ho Chi Minh International Airport which is technically named the ” Tan Son Nhat International Airport”.

Note that “Ho Chi Minh City” and “Saigon” are used somewhat interchangeably to describe Vietnam’s largest city and the nation’s economic center, second only in political influence to Hanoi, the capital city in the north of Vietnam.

wHo Chi Minh Airport, Saigon Vietnam

Ho Chi Minh Airport, Saigon VietnamHere

Here are links to the official Ho Chi Minh Airport pages with information about the airport, terminal maps, flight status, and more:

Airport Organizations and Airport Associations

Thursday, October 28th, 2010
Here, from AirportData.aero, is a nice set of resources about Airports and Aviation:
Airport Organizations
www.icao.int International Civil Aviation Organisation
www.iata.org International Air Transport Association
www.aci.org Airports Council International
www.canso.org Civil Air Navigation Services Organisation
www.eurocontrol.int EUROCONTROL – European Organisation for the Safety of Air Navigation
www.easa.europa.eu European Aviation Safety Agency
www.jaato.com Joint Aviation Authorities Training Organisation
www.iata.org/ighc IATA Ground Handling Council
Civil Aviation Agencies
www.faa.gov Federal Aviation Administration (USA)
www.aeronav.faa.gov National Aeronautical Navigation Services (AeroNav Services)
www.nfdc.faa.gov National Flight Data Center (FAA)
www.caa.co.uk Civil Aviation Authority (UK)
www.casa.gov.au Civil Aviation Safety Authority (Australia)
www.anac.gov.br Agência Nacional de Aviação Civil (Brazil)
www.tc.gc.ca Transport Canada (Canada)
www.caac.gov.cn Civil Aviation Administration of China (China)
www.aviation-civile.gouv.fr Direction Générale de Aviation Civile (France)
www.bmvbs.de Directorate General for Civil Aviation and Aerospace (Germany)
www.dgca.nic.in Directorate General of Civil Aviation (India)
www.enac-italia.it Ente Nazionale per l’Aviazione Civile (Italy)
www.mlit.go.jp Civil Aviation Bureau (Japan)
www.favt.ru Federal Air Transport Agency (Russia)
www.fomento.es Dirección General de Aviación Civil (Spain)
Airport Associations
www.nbaa.org National Business Aviation Association (USA)
www.ebaa.org European Business Aviation Association
www.meba.aero Middle East Business Aviation
www.asbaa.org Asian Business Aviation Association
www.iaha.info International Aviation Handlers’ Association
www.iatp.com International Airlines Technical Pool
www.euaca.org European Airport Coordinators Association
www.iaopa.org International Council of Aircraft Owner and Pilot Associations
www.tiaca.org
The International Air Cargo Association
Aviation Resources
www.acukwik.com AC-U-KWIK Inc.
www.nga.mil  National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
www.routesonline.com  Routes Online
www.sita.aero    Société Internationale de Télécommunications Aéronautiques
www.useg.org   United States Diplomatic Clearance and Landing Authorization Procedures
www.who.int  World Health Organization, International Travel and Health Interactive Map
www.oie.int   World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE)
www.osac.gov     Overseas Security Advisory Council (USA)
www.aisgroup.com MEDEX Global Solutions (security and risk information)
www.aviationweather.gov    US National Weather Service
weather.noaa.gov    US National Weather Service (global weather charts, b/w copies)
www.airlinequality.com   Airline Quality
Skytrax.com   Skytrax – Airline and Airport Reviews
www.flightstats.com   FlightStats
Aviation News
www.anna.aero    Airline, Airport and Aviation Route News and Analysis
www.airport-business.com    Airport Magazine produced for the ACI
www.flightglobal.com   Flightglobal
strike.skynetblogs.be  Airport, Airline and Air Traffic Strikes and Problems
Other Links
www.flyingineurope.be
General Aviation information for Europe
www.agschools.com Airline Ground Schools Inc. (aviation training company)
www.quickaid.com
Airport and airline blog
www.airtravelcenter.com Links to various aviation websites
www.hotelsneartheairport.com Airport hotels
bahamasaviator.com Bahamas aviation videos, resorts and pilots’ guide
www.janlefers.nl Enthusiast website covering aviation and nature
www.historyofpia.com History of Pakistan International Airlines (includes other information)
www.tenofsix.com
Links to various aviation websites
aerospotter.blogspot.com
Roll Out – enthusiast website
jameswiebe.blogspot.com
Enthusiast website for ultralight aircraft
napoleon130.tripod.com
Enthusiast website for Douglas A/B-26 Invader (includes links to other aviation sites)
www.s2ftracker.com
Enthusiast website for Grumman S2F/S-2 Tracker (includes links to other aviation sites)

International Organisationswww.icao.int International Civil Aviation Organisationwww.iata.org International Air Transport Associationwww.aci.org Airports Council Internationalwww.canso.org Civil Air Navigation Services Organisationwww.eurocontrol.int EUROCONTROL – European Organisation for the Safety of Air Navigationwww.easa.europa.eu European Aviation Safety Agencywww.jaato.com Joint Aviation Authorities Training Organisationwww.iata.org/ighc IATA Ground Handling CouncilCivil Aviation Agencieswww.faa.gov Federal Aviation Administration (USA)www.aeronav.faa.gov National Aeronautical Navigation Services (AeroNav Services)www.nfdc.faa.gov National Flight Data Center (FAA)www.caa.co.uk Civil Aviation Authority (UK)www.casa.gov.au Civil Aviation Safety Authority (Australia)www.anac.gov.br Agência Nacional de Aviação Civil (Brazil)www.tc.gc.ca Transport Canada (Canada)www.caac.gov.cn Civil Aviation Administration of China (China)www.aviation-civile.gouv.fr Direction Générale de Aviation Civile (France)www.bmvbs.de Directorate General for Civil Aviation and Aerospace (Germany)www.dgca.nic.in Directorate General of Civil Aviation (India)www.enac-italia.it Ente Nazionale per l’Aviazione Civile (Italy)www.mlit.go.jp Civil Aviation Bureau (Japan)www.favt.ru Federal Air Transport Agency (Russia)www.fomento.es Dirección General de Aviación Civil (Spain)Associationswww.nbaa.org National Business Aviation Association (USA)www.ebaa.org European Business Aviation Associationwww.meba.aero Middle East Business Aviationwww.asbaa.org Asian Business Aviation Associationwww.iaha.info International Aviation Handlers’ Associationwww.iatp.com International Airlines Technical Poolwww.euaca.org European Airport Coordinators Associationwww.iaopa.org International Council of Aircraft Owner and Pilot Associationswww.tiaca.orgThe International Air Cargo AssociationAviation Resourceswww.acukwik.com AC-U-KWIK Inc.www.nga.mil National Geospatial-Intelligence Agencywww.routesonline.com Routes Onlinewww.sita.aero Société Internationale de Télécommunications Aéronautiqueswww.useg.orgUnited States Diplomatic Clearance and Landing Authorization Procedureswww.who.intWorld Health Organization, International Travel and Health Interactive Mapwww.oie.intWorld Organisation for Animal Health (OIE)www.osac.govOverseas Security Advisory Council (USA)www.aisgroup.com MEDEX Global Solutions (security and risk information)www.aviationweather.govUS National Weather Service (global weather charts, coloured maps)weather.noaa.govUS National Weather Service (global weather charts, b/w copies)www.airlinequality.comSkytrax – Airline and Airport Reviewswww.flightstats.comFlightStats (airport and flight status and delays)www.qppstudio.netQ++ Studio (Worldwide Public Holidays)
Aviation Newswww.anna.aero Airline, Airport and Aviation Route News and Analysiswww.airport-business.com Airport Magazine produced for the ACIwww.flightglobal.comFlightglobalstrike.skynetblogs.be Airport, Airline and Air Traffic Strikes and Problems (details on industrial action)
Other Linkswww.flyingineurope.beGeneral Aviation information for Europewww.agschools.com Airline Ground Schools Inc. (aviation training company)www.quickaid.comAirport and airline blogwww.airtravelcenter.com Links to various aviation websiteswww.hotelsneartheairport.com Airport hotelsbahamasaviator.com Bahamas aviation videos, resorts and pilots’ guidewww.janlefers.nl Enthusiast website covering aviation and naturewww.historyofpia.com History of Pakistan International Airlines (includes other information)www.tenofsix.comLinks to various aviation websitesaerospotter.blogspot.comRoll Out – enthusiast websitejameswiebe.blogspot.comEnthusiast website for ultralight aircraftnapoleon130.tripod.comEnthusiast website for Douglas A/B-26 Invader (includes links to other aviation sites)www.s2ftracker.comEnthusiast website for Grumman S2F/S-2 Tracker (includes links to other aviation sites)

Milwaukee International Airport: MKE

Sunday, October 24th, 2010

Mitchell International Airport is Milwaukee, Wisconsin’s gateway to the world. Click here for the Mitchell Airport official website.

To get in touch with Mitchell Airport via Twitter use this link

Click here for an interactive terminal guide and guide to Mitchell Airport

Baltimore’s BWI Marshall Airport

Monday, August 9th, 2010


Twilight Photo of BWI Marshall Airport

Originally uploaded by BWI Marshall Airport

Baltimore’s BWI Marshall Airport is a gateway to Baltimore as well as many other East Coast destinations such as Washington D.C. which is only about an hour away by road or rail.   Named after American Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall.

When in Baltimore be sure to visit the beautiful “Inner Harbor” area, where you’ll find the historic USS Constellation docked and water taxis offer service to historic areas like Fells Point for a taste of Baltimore in the 1800s.

Below are links into the BWI Website for more information about Baltimore Washington International Airport BWI.

FAQs for BWI – Frequently Asked Questions about BWI

Gound Transportation:  Shuttles, Rails, Cars, Taxis, and parking information for BWI.

Terminal Maps – a printable PDF map that will help you get oriented to the gates and concessions in BWI.

Contact BWI:  This link will take you to contacts for the Airport Administration.   NOTE – generally questions about flights are best directed to your Airline and not to Airports.