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User currently offlineCrox1 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2005, 309 posts, RR: 3
Posted (10 years 2 months 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 3186 times:
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I am on vacation in Kissimmee from the 13-27 May, I have already booked a day trip to FLL, on Delta Connection ERJ135/145.

Can anybody else suggest a good day out, anything is fine as long as it involves flying and a good place to spot.

I look forward to your suggestions,


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User currently offlineFlyMIA From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 7606 posts, RR: 7
Reply 1, posted (10 years 2 months 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 3177 times:

MIA is one of the best spotting airports in the world. The Holes are great atleast thats what I have heard. I never been actually spotting at MIA but I know many people on here have and they could give you more info. But talk about getting everything at MIA, heavies, commuters, Lots of old Cargo Jets DC-8 DC-10. Carribean and Latin American Airlines. Everything is at MIA. You might even get a AN-12 or DC-3.

"It was just four of us on the flight deck, trying to do our job" (Captain Al Haynes)
User currently offlineHT From Germany, joined May 2005, 6526 posts, RR: 19
Reply 2, posted (10 years 2 months 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 3169 times:

I had made a daytrip to Washington D.C. during my vacation around Orlando, FL as I´ve never been to that town before; visited the Smithonian Museum.
Flew US MCO-DCA-MCO with around 9 hours to spend in Washington.

Second daytrip I made was flying into Pensacola, FL. Hired a car and visited the National Museum of Naval Aviation on NAS Pensacola.
Flight was on DL Conn. CRJ MCO - PNS - MCO.

Third daytrip was pure pleasure flying:
TPA - RSW - MIA on CO Express Beech 1900D (I was the only pax for TPA to RSW ...). Checking out Miami Int´l Airport.
Return MIA - TPA on a full AA B738.

An my "considered" list were:
- Flying into Key West EYW
- Flying to the Bahamas (different airlines available to use)
- Opa Locka near Miami from where Chalk´s Air (used to) operate(s) ...

P.S. I´m sure you already are aware of the numerous aviation museums around Orlando and Titusville ?

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 !
User currently offlineKFLLCFII From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 3433 posts, RR: 24
Reply 3, posted (10 years 2 months 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 3158 times:

Quoting FlyMIA (Reply 1):
MIA is one of the best spotting airports in the world. The Holes are great atleast thats what I have heard.

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'Nuff said.

"About the only way to look at it, just a pity you are not POTUS KFLLCFII, seems as if we would all be better off."
User currently offlineRpaillard From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (10 years 2 months 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 3142 times:


I'm happy to write this message from Orlando. Unfortunately, I have to go tomorrow  Sad

I was also here last year for a two weeks holidays. Here is my advice:

- Visit Fantasy of Flight, http://www.fantasyofflight.com/ It's something like 1 hour from Orlando by car. You can enjoy balloon and biplane flight!

- HT> I have to second your advice regarding Key West. Here some pictures:

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You have one with an overview of the airport. The other one is taken minutes before landing in Fort Jefferson.

You also have as stated to visit MIA. Ramp view from the road is amazing, and it seems that there some impressive spotting opportunity.

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That said, enjoy your holidays in Florida: there's tons of thinks to do and sea!


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