Mudboy From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 1167 posts, RR: 5 Posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 11293 times:
I have started getting mags like, Airliners, Airways and Aircraft and was wondering, are there any books with pictures and layouts of commercial airports? If so, where can I purchase them online? Or was there ever any issues of mags that had airports in them, and where could I find them? Any help would be appreciated!
Aviateur From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 1370 posts, RR: 11
Reply 1, posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 11255 times:
I would highly recommend a book called "Building For Air Travel," by John Zukowsky. It's published by the Art Institute of Chicago, and I believe you can purchase on Amazon. It's easily the best book I've ever owned about airport history/architecture/layout.
- Patrick Smith
Patrick Smith is an airline pilot, air travel columnist and author
Jsnww81 From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 2431 posts, RR: 14
Reply 2, posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 11205 times:
Airports of the World is a great magazine published by Key Publishing, who also put out Airliner World. It comes out every two months and profiles a nice cross-section of airports around the world (as the name implies.) You can subscribe via their website with a credit card - that's what I did.
"Building for Air Travel" is also a great book, although a little pricey. Another worth looking into is John Stroud's legendary "Airports of the World", which was published in 1979 but is still my Bible for all things airport-related. It's interesting to leaf through it now and see how very different things are. It pops up on eBay every now and then.
Tom in NO From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 7194 posts, RR: 31
Reply 3, posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 11194 times:
As mentioned above, John Stroud's book is a classic...I scooped a copy off Ebay a couple of years back. As an aside, I recall reading within the past couple of weeks that Stroud had recently passed away.
For US airport layout-type directories, two online places I can think of for starters: Sportys.com (pilot shop), and the AOPA's website.
Tom at MSY
"The criminal ineptitude makes you furious"-Bruce Springsteen, after seeing firsthand the damage from Hurricane Katrina
SkyyMaster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 11075 times:
If you're looking for books with overall aiport layouts (terminals, runways, etc. - BuchAirPorts used to put out a pretty comprehensive guide. Much of it is for spotters, but they have quite a few airport overviews as well. I do not know if it is still published, I'm sure older copies are available on eBay.