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