This is a slide trading/selling show that we have had for over 14 years now. This year, though, we are going to add a little memorabelia, such as some post cards, prints, and plastic models.....but 90% of the show is slides. Many of the world's best photographers, authors, and magazine editors, will be present.... this is the largest gathering of slide enthusiasts in the Americas and many nice slides are available from the US as well as from other countries with a large variety of aircraft both past and present.
Show will be held at the Miami Springs (MIA) Comfort Inn and Suites on 36th street (on the north end of the airport).
January 13 thru January 16, it will be from 6:30 PM to about 11:00 PM (slide trading/selling/some memorabelia)($2.00 donation fee pre weekday)
On January 17th....(Saturday)....here is the schedule.......
9-11 AM we meet for breakfast at IHOP (one block away from hotel)
11AM - 5PM Slide trading and selling ($3.00 donation fee for slide trading/selling on Saturday)
(1 PM ramp tour - if available - ... photographers / weekly show traders/sellers are priority and seats are limited)
for the tour- photographers will only be allowed to bring a camera and some film.....no bags permitted
6PM-8PM we all meet for dinner at Shorty's BBQ, about 5 miles away
8PM to closing ....slide show and auction at Atlantic Models (a few miles north of MIA).
Some nice door prizes will be raffled during the slide show and we will have plenty of drinks for all. We will also be presenting the first annual person of the year award and will have an "Action Shot" slide contest with the winner being presented a nice plaque and a spot in the World Airline Historical Society Captains Log magazine.
Please bring your best "action original slide" for the contest.....see Joe Fernandez for rules during show. Also, bring some nice slides to trade/sell and to auction off.
Internet will be available from Tuesday thru Friday to catch your favorite online auctions.
FOR PHOTOGRAPHY (Information may vary but here is the current Miami area situation):
FLL is closed at all locations to photographers while code Orange...that includes the parking garage.
MIA is open at the runway 12 photo holes (official spot) and the runway 9R spot by El Dorado furniture.
OPF - ask authorities/owners of aircraft first. DO NOT VENTURE OUT INTO ANY AIRPORT WITHOUT PERMISSION.
NO LADDERS PERMITTED AND DO NOT PARK OR USE ANY OF THE U.S. CUSTOMS LOTS !!!
(There are some officers who may ask you to leave,but for the most part, it is fine as of now - there has bee no problem the last few weeks).
Thank you and see you all next week!
Aviation Photography of Miami
ScottysAir From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (12 years 1 month 23 hours ago) and read 2849 times:
But, I won't not able go to FLL/MIA and I am not live in FLL anymore. That is why we are moving to PHX already and I'm gonna miss of you guys with my friend of Joe Fernandez & Eddy Gual, too. Maybe if we can go visit you in Florida for next few months and etc. We will let you know what is going on for FLL. Thanks!
Dazed767 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 5519 posts, RR: 48
Reply 10, posted (12 years 3 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 2795 times:
I'll be up there Fri/Sat/Sun, just curious how everything is going so far (security wise?). They usually have a heads up about us being down there, just wondering if there have been any problems yet. Thanks.
A340Spotter From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1989 posts, RR: 21
Reply 12, posted (12 years 3 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 2753 times:
Amber and I will be coming into FLL on Friday mid-day depending on loads which are quite higher than last year (good to see!)...Will be staying at the Comfort Inn/Suites for a change...
See you there!
"Irregardless, it's a Cat III airplane, we don't need an alternate!"