Miamiair From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (10 years 3 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 1951 times:
If you want models and some obscure books, but a great show room go to Atlantic Models. They are about two miles northwest of the airport. Easy to get to.
As for spotting it depends which runways they are using, if they are departing to the east, there's a place right off of NW 25 ST, where it ends. If they are departing to the west, go to the 94th Aero Squadron, they are on the south end of the airport on perimeter road and you have Rwy 9/27 in front of you.
Sspontak From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 475 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (10 years 3 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 1906 times:
6 Days is perfect. Definitely Hit Coconut Grove, Bayside, South Beach, Viscaya Castle. The Keys is tough to do for a day trip, better for an overnighter. I heard Ft. Lauderdale Beach is back on the map again!
Flymia From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 7147 posts, RR: 9
Reply 7, posted (10 years 3 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 1888 times:
Yep Miami is sure great! And even better lots of Aviation! If you are there for a week you might want to spend some time at Opa Lacka Airport and see all the GA Coast Gaurd and old birds. Lots of DC-3 and even Antonovs there.
MIA is best durring the afternoon 3:30pm-5:30pm Lots of Euro traffic and AA. And just a few more months of Iberia A319. But if you get there early in the mourning or very late at night you can see the AFA319! or on Sundays I think it is an AF ERJ!
Once at around 11:00pm coming from JFK I saw and AF A340 leaving the gate while and AF 744 was parking in the gate and an AF A319 RON.(Parked)
"It was just four of us on the flight deck, trying to do our job" (Captain Al Haynes)
Komododx From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (10 years 3 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 1847 times:
Ah yes, MIA/FLL, what a paradise. If you really like the beach, go to Las Olas, in Ft Lauderdale beach, which, BTW, in a couple of yrs it will be swarming with luxury hotels. You can also go to the viewing area of FLL right by the I-95/I-595 interchange. The good thing is that you can hear ATC for free... not like at the 94th squadron which, for a college student (moi), is really overpriced and not too good, but has ATC. For books I would recommend you go to Ft Lauderdale Executive Airport, think it's FXE. They have some flight schools and there are a couple of stores to purchase books + all other aviation stuff. It's between commercial blvd. and Cypress Creek west of I-95.
BigOrange From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 2365 posts, RR: 3
Reply 10, posted (10 years 3 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 1824 times:
Close to MIA there is the World Transport Press store, which has models and books, and is also the home of Airliners magazine.
Can't remember the name of the street, but if you come from 94th Aero Squadron, head west until you get to Eldorado furniture on the right. Make a right here and the store is on your left in the strip mall.
You may also get away with spotting and photography from the railroad tracks at the end of the street.