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User currently offlineBoeing in pdx From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (13 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 647 times:

where is idelwiled airport?

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User currently offlineCYLW From Canada, joined Apr 2000, 434 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (13 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 633 times:

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

Matt


User currently offlineKeithpilot From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (13 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 617 times:

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

User currently offlineLH526 From Germany, joined Aug 2000, 2349 posts, RR: 14
Reply 3, posted (13 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 617 times:
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User currently offlineJohnboy From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 2576 posts, RR: 7
Reply 4, posted (13 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 612 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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