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Why More Aviation Intrest In Miami Than Atlanta?  
User currently offlineFlairport From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (12 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 2921 times:

As many of you know, I have moved from Atlanta to Miami about a month ago. In that time, I have seen AA and B6 comercials about every30 minutes, and in Atlanta, they barly had Delta and AirTran commercials.

In addition, just about everyone i met has some connection to aviation. One persons parents are Miami Arrival and Center and another persons brother is at Embry Riddle and is going to become an ATC. (these 2 people were the ones immeditly surrounding me in class.) Another kid has always wanted to become a pilot, and one person loves Flight Sim. one more person flys REAL simulator 737's.

Is it just a coincedence or is there more connections/interest here? Anywhere else with a big aviation intrest?

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User currently offlineB4real From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 2767 posts, RR: 5
Reply 1, posted (12 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 2906 times:

I think your commercials are because you are in a more competitive market.

From many cities in the US I can fly to MIA short notice really affordably (like NYC, BOS, SEA...)

The advertising is driven by the competition.

B4REAL, spelled like it sounds
User currently offlineSrbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (12 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 2881 times:

There's more interest in aviation in Florida mainly because of the weather. There are more perfect flying days in Florida than in most of the country (except for California and Arizona). The majority of the major flight training schools are in Florida (and several of them having campuses out west as well). Miami has always played a big role in aviation. Airlines like Pan Am and Eastern choose Miami for MX bases because of the weather. Miami was home to the first passenger airport @ Dinner Key, and the area played a major role in early commerical aviation in the US. Add to this MIA's role as a major cargo airport, and the numerous connections to Latin America and the Caribbean (both pax and cargo), and you have the recipe for an aviation haven. Throw in the cruise ship industry (which depends on aviation to get their passengers to their boats), and the tourism industry which is frosting on the cake.

User currently offlineMAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 34612 posts, RR: 70
Reply 3, posted (12 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 2864 times:

Aviation has always played a major role in Miami's history and the aviation industry continues to be a major industry in Miami. AMR Corporation is Miami's largest private employer, for example. An aviation museum celebrating the history of Miami's aviation will open at the end of 2006 in downtown on Watson Island.

And don't forget that Pan Am's former world HQ are the City of Miami's City Hall.

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