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User currently offlineBoeing in pdx From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (14 years 10 months 20 hours ago) and read 751 times:

where is idelwiled airport?

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User currently offlineCYLW From Canada, joined Apr 2000, 450 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (14 years 10 months 20 hours ago) and read 737 times:

Its what is now known at JFK airport in New York City. That was the former name. I think it's spelt Idlewild.


User currently offlineKeithpilot From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (14 years 10 months 16 hours ago) and read 721 times:

I believe it was called that because the airport was built on the former Idlewild golf course.

User currently offlineLH526 From Germany, joined exactly 15 years ago today! , 2409 posts, RR: 13
Reply 3, posted (14 years 10 months 14 hours ago) and read 721 times:


Trittst im Morgenrot daher, seh ich dich im Strahlenmeer ...
User currently offlineJohnboy From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 2637 posts, RR: 7
Reply 4, posted (14 years 10 months 13 hours ago) and read 716 times:

That reminds me of an old Twilight Zone episode (black and white, of course). The airliner "somehow" got thrown back in time (via some storm or cloud formation, i can't remember) and was trying to hail Idlewild on the radio (of course it didn't exist yet), so the New York City air traffic controllers were going, "Idlewild? Where's that?"

I can't remember if they were speaking to La Guardia Airport controllers or not. Alas, the program ended with them making another attempt at getting back to the "correct" time period, so we don't know if they ever get back or not....!

I remember thinking that it sounded so strange to hear that name, knowing it would unfortunately be named John F. Kennedy Airport in the future.

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