Airstud From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 3501 posts, RR: 5 Posted (2 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 3615 times:
As a few of you know, I am very proud of my official "Landed There" list - it only has 50 airports on it, and I frustratingly can't (yet) include Halifax International or Reno-Taco International, for I have taken off from both of those airports but alas not landed there yet.
At any rate, I have landed Montréal Dorval (before it was named after Trudeau), and as proud as I am of this, I used to slap myself in the face for never having landed at Mirabel. I've stopped slapping myself in the face over this because the plain and simple fact is that I never had a real chance to land at Mirabel and it's actually not my fault that the blamed place went all-cargo.
But for those of you who do have Mirabel on your Landed There List, cherish it!!
I think another thing that has eased the pain and shame of missing that one is the fact that I have landed at Denver Stapleton, a feat which I'm sure is bound to frustrate some of the young 'uns on this board who shall never ever make such a claim!
So, what airports are you kinda bummed won't be on your Landed There List? Which bygone airports do you have that you're proud/fond of?
Loran From Germany, joined Jul 2005, 634 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (2 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 3561 times:
My biggest regrets:
1) Kai Tak - it was a few years too early to figure out how much I would slap myself into the face for not having booking a flight into Kai Tak
2) Berlin Tempelhof - also a big regret and a must do for European and particularly German aviation enthusiasts.
On the good side I am glad to have logged the following airports:
1) Bangkok Don Muang International (BKKX or now DMK)
2) Quito Mariscal Sucre (UIO) (16 movements!)
3) Buenos Aires Aeroparque (AEP)
4) Sao Paulo Congonhas (CGH)
5) Rio de Janeiro Santos Dumont (SDU)
Viscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 28765 posts, RR: 24
Reply 5, posted (2 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 3444 times:
Airports I've landed at that no longer have scheduled passenger service, and in the case of the last 4, have long been closed:
Edmonton City Centre (originally Municipal) airport (YXD), the original airport before YEG opened, and the oldest licensed airport in Canada. It's also where I made my very first flight on a Trans-Canada Air Lines Vickers Viscount when I was 8 or 9. It's due to close and the land used for housing and commercial purposes in the next couple of years.
Singapore Paya Lebar (now used for military purposes only)
HT From Germany, joined May 2005, 6526 posts, RR: 21
Reply 8, posted (2 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 3411 times:
So, let's go through the list of airports / airfields that closed to public passengers flights fairly recently :..
München Riem (MUC)
Hong Kong Kai Tak (HKG)
Berlin Tempelhof (THF)
Athens Hellinikon (ATH)
Agadir Inezgane (GMA - AGA back then)
Oslo Fornebu (FBU) - nope
Plymouth (PLH) - nope
Lyon-Bron (LYN) - nope
Berlin Tegel (TXL), & Berlin Schönefeld (SXF) - wait a second. These aren't closed yet ! Hehe ...
Tenerife Norte only received a new IATA designator (TFN) after Tenerife South (TFS) opened. Old IATA-designator TCI still serves as a Metro Area designator for Tenerife Island.
Reopened after closure:
Bangkok Don Muang (BKK then, DMK now)
Carpe diem ! Life is too short to waste your time ! Keep in mind, that today is the first day of the rest of your life !