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User currently offlineDb777 From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 886 posts, RR: 39
Posted (13 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 2012 times:
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I just got back from FLL. The top of the Hibiscus Garage is not blocked off and it is wide open as it ever was. Even the spaces that were blocked off with rubber donkey dicks after 9/11 are open. There were no signs to indicate that anything has happened up there. I shot up there between Delta's terminal and the JetBlue/Southwest/Northwest/Continental terminal for over an hour without anyone coming around to question me. The "airport observation area" signs are still up.

As stated below, the west side viewing area has concrete jersey curbs across the road and a BSO deputy was sitting in his car there. They were in west operations today anyhow and the view park is almost useless for west ops. I drove all over the west side and the northwest corner and didn't see any barricades blocking anything off.

Username: Sinlock
From United States, joined Dec 2000, 462 posts, RR: 6
Posted Sat Feb 8 2003 15:10:37 UTC+1 and read 1357 times:

I just got back from the airport. Ft Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport is now in full lockdown. The wood barriers that are put up overnight, have been replaced with 3 concrete barriers. The South East parking area that over looks Term 4 is closed off with concrete barriers. Most access roads are closed off with wood barriers or Police.

All of the good spots on the Level 7 spotting area were closed with cones and metal barriers, as were a large portion of parking spaces. (I did not stay because I'm sure I would have been run off)

This is most likely because the U.S. is under an Orange Alert, and I'm sure we'll hear about this at other airports.

(Hopefully the spots will reopen when we go back down to Yellow Alert, but I doubt it)

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User currently offlineUSAFHummer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 10685 posts, RR: 51
Reply 1, posted (13 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 1956 times:

This is good news Don, thanks for the update...


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User currently offlineCschleic From United States of America, joined Feb 2002, 1537 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (13 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 1921 times:

Yes, good to hear your observations from today. Sounds like it's more like the closure after the African missile incident than the entire airport.

User currently offlineFalcon flyer From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 1354 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (13 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 1866 times:

Sorry to hear about that. Arrived from Phoenix yesterday for what I hoped would be a few days of some good photography. What's the story with MIA ?? PHX was hit and miss, actually got chased away on Sunday from the parking lot by the police. Was in MEX a few weeks back with some good sun, great results and no problems.

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User currently offlineFutureFO From Ireland, joined Oct 2001, 3132 posts, RR: 19
Reply 4, posted (13 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 1847 times:

That is a good thing that the Hibiscus garage is still open on top. Actually when I was there about a month ago they had Spray Paint on the top where the Aircraft Viewing area was. That was a real treat to see that. Too bad if you are driving you have to pay for the parking.

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User currently offlineSinlock From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 1692 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (13 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 1817 times:

Things might have changed from the time I made my post one the morning of the 8th. But I stand by my first post as being accurate at the time.



User currently offlineMirrodie From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 7459 posts, RR: 60
Reply 6, posted (13 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 1812 times:
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Nor do you answer emails but that's an aside  Insane

Settle down Sinlock. No one accused you of giving false information, hence the term UPDATE.

Perhaps a drink is in order?

thanks for the update!  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

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User currently offlineGARUDAROD From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 1566 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (13 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 1801 times:

MIA is still open. Viewing area off of 25th was jammed yesterday and
today. The viewing areas off Perimeter road on the south side are
still closed. You can only view planes on that side from the
parking lot at the 94th Aero Squadron restaurant

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User currently offlineUnited_Fan From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 7685 posts, RR: 6
Reply 8, posted (13 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 1788 times:

Glad to hear MIA is open. I was there last week and had a great time. How's Eldorado Furniture? Anyone getting run-off there? Let's hope **NOTHING** happens,and things will go back to normal.

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