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User currently offlineJcavinato From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 520 posts, RR: 0
Posted (6 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 15632 times:

In the late 1950s the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey wanted to build a super-airport to handle the growth that the then Idlewild (now JFK) would not be able to handle in the late 20th century. This was to have been built in what was called the Great Swamp area of New Jersey, and it would have bounded Chatham, Madison, Basking Ridge, Morristown, and Meyersville and Stirling on the south. It would have taken out what is called Green Village. Size wise it would have been about what DFW is today.

Local opposition as well as political irritation over the head of the Port Authority (a self appointed dictator who seemed accountable to no one) killed the project by about 1961. My parents were very active in fighting it. They attended many meetings and got state and federal officials involved. The angle that killed the airport was getting the area declared a national wildlife refuge. If it was later in the decade, it also would have been killed for it being one of the largest wetlands in the U.S.

My question is: are there any other "ghost" or never-built airports like that anywhere else in the world? In know some previous threads include South New Jersey and outside Miami. But, others?

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User currently offlineOzarkD9S From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 5008 posts, RR: 21
Reply 1, posted (6 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 15622 times:

There was much discussion in the 60's and 70's about building a Chicago airport in Lake Michigan.

Not to mention the Chicago non-built airports at Lake Calumet and Peotone.

[Edited 2007-11-24 13:53:42]


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User currently offlinePlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11615 posts, RR: 60
Reply 2, posted (6 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 15612 times:

In the UK I can think of one major one; London East, which was due to be constructed on marshland to the East of London. I seem to remember the main reason why this never went ahead was controversy regarding the ecology and wildlife in the area. There was also a proposition for a floating airport to be built off the Dutch coast to relieve the pressure from Schipol, which would have been linked by an undersea tunnel to the existing AMS. It would have been constructed around a central circular concrete 'island' and would have rotated depending on the direction of the wind so that the runway was always correctly lined. I believe it was the cost and practicality of construction which put pay to this idea, for now.

There are several more I can think of on a local level where I live; Plymouth has had at least three proposals. Firstly there was a plan for a large airport in North East Cornwall, although this never went ahead, secondly another plan was put forwards for an airport the the East of the city, again though this was blocked by local residents and finally another plan was recently drawn up for a large airport on one of the last remaining suitable sites near to the city, but this has now been designated for housing - so we'll be stuck with the tiny old airport forever now it seems.  grumpy 


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User currently offlineDZ09 From United States of America, joined Sep 2006, 491 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (6 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 15596 times:



Quoting Jcavinato (Thread starter):
This was to have been built in what was called the Great Swamp area of New Jersey, and it would have bounded Chatham, Madison, Basking Ridge, Morristown, and Meyersville and Stirling on the south.

The only thing you're now allowed to build in those areas are multi-million dollar homes. that area along with bedminster and harding are the second or third richest areas in the country.


User currently offlineThomasphoto60 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 3923 posts, RR: 23
Reply 4, posted (6 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 15525 times:

I'll defer to long time Houston residents on this (especially on the exact details), however I seem to recall reading about plans to build a new commercial airport on the west side of Houston (I believe near Katy) to give residents on the then booming west side another option from the long commutes to either IAH and HOU. The area that was proposed was on protected wetlands and the local Sierra Club quickly put a kibosh by threating to take the issue to court.

Whatever happened top Palmdale as a replacement for LAX?

Thomas



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User currently offlineB757capt From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 1366 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (6 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 15507 times:



Quoting OzarkD9S (Reply 1):
Not to mention the Chicago non-built airports at Lake Calumet and Peotone.

The State of Illinois has all the plans on the table to open Abe Lincoln intl Airport by 2010.........I know i know still not open but, in the process..................



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User currently offlineOzarkD9S From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 5008 posts, RR: 21
Reply 6, posted (6 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 15473 times:



Quoting B757capt (Reply 5):


The State of Illinois has all the plans on the table to open Abe Lincoln intl Airport by 2010.........I know i know still not open but, in the process..................

Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport is already open...in Springfield.

Add to my list the non-built St Louis Airport that was planned for Waterloo Illinois.



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User currently offlineXJETFlyer From United States of America, joined Apr 2007, 326 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (6 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 15367 times:



Quoting Thomasphoto60 (Reply 4):
I'll defer to long time Houston residents on this (especially on the exact details), however I seem to recall reading about plans to build a new commercial airport on the west side of Houston (I believe near Katy) to give residents on the then booming west side another option from the long commutes to either IAH and HOU. The area that was proposed was on protected wetlands and the local Sierra Club quickly put a kibosh by threating to take the issue to court.

Well we are getting an airport that will handle smaller jets very soon. A single investor with lots of money is going to build this site for the oil business on the west side of Houston. My understanding is the first runway will be able to handle 50 seat aircraft and smaller. I will see if I can find the link.


User currently offlineNASCARAirforce From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 3178 posts, RR: 4
Reply 8, posted (6 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 15329 times:

The new San Diego Airport comes to mind. It will probably never get built due to all the different issues it is facing. A couple interesting proposals were building an airport on the American/Mexican border to be shared by San Diego and Tijuana. Another was to build one way out in the desert and take people out there by underground hyper speed rail, and of course Miramar, which was shot down.

There was talk in the late 1980s/1990s about building a second airport in Detroit area in Macomb County somewhere since Macomb County is the opposite side of town from DTW. Another proposal was to close Selfridge as a military base and turn it into a commercial airport but that got shot down. It looks like FNT is becoming the second Detroit area airport as people from Macomb County and northern Oakland use it.


User currently offlineDAL767400ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (6 years 8 months 1 week 2 days ago) and read 15268 times:

Sometime back in the late 70's/early 80's was the first time plans came up to build a new intercontinental airport for Hamburg close to the village of Kaltenkirchen, a good 13 miles north of the location of HAM. People were expecting too limited movements at HAM due to its intersecting runways, so they brought up the longterm proposal for a new airport to be build with 2 parallel runways, with the pax terminal and cargo areas all in between the runways, similar to MUC or BBI, with enough land "put aside" for 2 further runways. Sadly, building that airport would have required a few trees to be cut down, so all the treehuggers came out of their moleholes and protested the hell out of it till the plan was put to death. The topic occassionally comes up every once in a while, but sadly nothing ever comes of it. Considering that Hamburg could have had a MUC-style airport a decade before the new MUC airport was build, chances are HAM would nowadays be LH's second major hub.

User currently offlineScorpy From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 400 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (6 years 8 months 1 week 2 days ago) and read 15199 times:

In Sydney there is Badgery's creek airport that has been talked about for 20+ years. Adding the 3rd runway took off some of the pressure but SYD gets crowded at certain times of the day. Having lived in cities with multiple airports and cities with one, the sooner we can get a second airport the better - providing some competition to macquarie bank!

User currently offlineHiflyer From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 2167 posts, RR: 3
Reply 11, posted (6 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 15119 times:

In South Florida there were two attempts.....one failed attempt ended up with only one runway out in the Glades to replace MIA. The second was to replace both FLL and MIA with one super airport out west on the Dade/Broward border....however Broward pulled out first and the whole thing collapsed.

User currently offlinePITrules From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 3132 posts, RR: 4
Reply 12, posted (6 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 15095 times:

Miami (Everglades)
New Orleans
Mexico City

Quoting OzarkD9S (Reply 1):
There was much discussion in the 60's and 70's about building a Chicago airport in Lake Michigan

Cleveland also had similar proposals for an airport island in Lake Erie.

Quoting Scorpy (Reply 10):
n Sydney there is Badgery's creek airport that has been talked about for 20+ years. Adding the 3rd runway took off some of the pressure but SYD gets crowded at certain times of the day. Having lived in cities with multiple airports and cities with one, the sooner we can get a second airport the better - providing some competition to macquarie bank!

They should lift the artificial cap on movements at SYD before they even think about a second airport. As long as SYD's airfield operates well below design capacity, a second airport is a waste.



FLYi
User currently offlineHagic From Canada, joined Jan 2006, 159 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (6 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 15091 times:

I would add a 'super-airport' ( YMX ), which was actually built but unfortunately, not used as initially planned. YMX was a visionary idea, but only time was able to proof that YUL was difficult to replace, given its convenient location from downtown Montreal. I therefore believe that the Canadian government's decision to name YUL before YMX's 'brain' (ex Prime Minister Pierre Elliot Trudeau) was a correct one as he wanted to give Montreal a world-class airport 'for the future' without forcing a YUL shutdown. The final course of action was decided by the airlines and people from Montreal, and that decision was to stay at YUL.

[Edited 2007-11-24 16:39:42]


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User currently offlinePITrules From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 3132 posts, RR: 4
Reply 14, posted (6 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 15040 times:

Here's an airport I hope never gets built:

http://gladstonepartners-lp.com/index.shtml

As long as PIT continues its dramatic decline, I don't see a need for this airport when PIT can handle the air cargo objectives of this airport; in addition to adding the midwest to the potential catchment area.

PA officials are quick to blast US Airways for leaving PIT, but then they themselves turn around to support this unnecessary airport which would damage future cargo development at PIT even more.

As long as PIT sits between the northeast and midwest, and has 4 long and underutilized runways - there is no need for this airport in Luzerne County, PA.

[Edited 2007-11-24 16:53:49]


FLYi
User currently offlineEZEIZA From Argentina, joined Aug 2004, 4964 posts, RR: 25
Reply 15, posted (6 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 15027 times:

There was a project in Buenos Aires during the 90's to build the "Aeroisla", an airport on the Rio de la Plata that if my memory is correct was supposed to unify all traffic, meaning that all operations of AEP and EZE would end in this new airport.


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User currently offlineRW717 From United States of America, joined Sep 2006, 287 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (6 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 14925 times:

It will be interesting to see if the proposed Ivanpah Aiport outside of Las Vegas will be built. Something has to be done though as LAS will be at max capacity by 2015 if not sooner.


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User currently offlineThePalauan From Guam, joined Oct 2006, 264 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (6 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 14722 times:

After the crash of KAL 801 back in August 1997, there was some discussion of moving flights from GUM to Anderson Air Force Base only because the approach path didn't fly over as many houses as the current one. The talks didn't last so long but probably just came up as an issue that if another airliner crashed while trying to land on GUM, it could possibly crash into one of the many residential areas lying on both ends of the approach paths.

In Palau, I believe either late last year or earlier this year, there were plans for the island of Peleliu to be developed by this Asian firm (I forget the name) into this futuristic-looking paradise. It's called the Nautilius Project. Essentially, the entire island would become a tourist attraction featuring a mall, golf courses, hotels, and a new airport for Palau that would overshadow ROR and be capable of handling bigger aircraft like 747s. There was an artists' rendition of the island in one of the Palauan papers but alas, I forgot to clip it out. I think the project was rejected altogether. I can't recall.



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User currently offlineCzbbflier From Canada, joined Jul 2006, 971 posts, RR: 2
Reply 18, posted (6 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 14491 times:

Twice in Vancouver, BC, there has twice been discussion about building a new airport at Spanish Banks, today a very popular beach looking North toward the mountains and the downtown core and due north of the existing YVR. 1928 and 1962.
Reference to the City of Vancouver Archives

The beach itself is very wide and the need for landfill would have been minimal for the runway.

No chance of it being built today now. Multi-million dollar houses line the beach as well as the beach being a very popular destination.


User currently offlineZippyjet From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 5478 posts, RR: 13
Reply 19, posted (6 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 14421 times:



Quoting Hiflyer (Reply 11):
In South Florida there were two attempts.....one failed attempt ended up with only one runway out in the Glades to replace MIA. The second was to replace both FLL and MIA with one super airport out west on the Dade/Broward border....however Broward pulled out first and the whole thing collapsed.

My how times have changed! Back in the late 60s the Boeing 2707 SST was taking off and, in South Florida in the Everglades at the Big Cypress Swamp there were grand plans to build the biggest airport in the world at least at that time.

http://sflwww.er.usgs.gov/publications/reports/jetportimpact/jetportimpact_mag/jetportimpact/img/jetportimpact_1_1.gif

Hope y'all enjoyed that 60s sketch. And the project on the Dade/Broward border is where Pro Player stadium is today!



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User currently offlinePanHAM From Germany, joined May 2005, 9166 posts, RR: 29
Reply 20, posted (6 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 14405 times:

Kaltenkirchen/Hamburg was in the mid 70s. The States of Hamburg and Schleswig-Holstein had bought the land around the village of Nuetzen already. Unfortunately, they did not have a politician with the visions and the power a Franz-Jospeh Strauss had.. Chance missed for one of the wealthiest European regions to have a state-of-the art airport.

Another, may be little known project, was the replacement for DUS at a village called "Drensteinfurth". That is somewhere in the triangle of PAD/DTM/FMO. Now, OK, making these 3 airports into one would make some sense. Making this a replacement for DUS was idiotic, too far away to carry the name.DUS. In this case, it was good that short sighted politicians were unable to push this through.



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User currently offlinePanAm747 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 4242 posts, RR: 8
Reply 21, posted (6 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 14354 times:

There are drawings floating around on the internet as to the proposal to move SAN from Lindbergh Field to a joint-use facility at Miramar. Mention the word "passenger aircraft" or "civilian traffic" and you immediately get half the population thinking "high noise" and "lower property values". Couple that with being "at war" and you have proponents screaming treason at even SUGGESTING it, and you've got an airpor that will NEVER be.  cry 


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User currently offlinePvdcmhoz From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 41 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (6 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 14287 times:

in the early 1990s there was a plan to replace TF Green (PVD) and to relieve BOS with Uxbridge/Douglas Int'l Airport. The proposed airport would have been in MA in the town of Uxbridge and Douglas (right over the RI border). There was also plans to replace or compliment with facilities in Fitchburg (Ft Daverns) or Otis AFB... i could be wrong but this is before MHT and PVD expanded......

User currently offlineB757capt From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 1366 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (6 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 14145 times:



Quoting OzarkD9S (Reply 6):
Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport is already open...in Springfield.

No sir this airport is the proposed Peotone location. I think we all are aware of SPI.

http://www.faa.gov/airports_airtraffic/airport_development/ssa/

http://abelincolnairport.com/

http://masterplan.southsuburbanairport.com/



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User currently offlineAussieItaliano From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2005, 442 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (6 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 14050 times:

Don't know if this counts, but there was also at one time a plan to land fill the area between the current LGA and Rikers Island to create a larger airport in NYC. It probably never even made it to the Environmental Impact Study stage. I know it wasn't popular.


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25 BestWestern : DUBLIN - DOCKLANDS
26 Fuffla : Badgery's Creek, what a flop that was! I think Newcastle as well as the third runway at SYD have eased pressure for a 2nd to be built in Sydney!
27 OzarkD9S : Well aware of the difference. But does Illinois need to name 2 airports after Abraham Lincoln? Well, actually they don't since Peotone isn't "needed"
28 Continental180 : thats exactly true, i live in basking ridge, home of verizon and such.....2nd richest county in the United States, just to correct you.....You cant g
29 Flyboysp : IMO, that would be the better idea, but that would be political suicide, so the chances of the cap lifting are not that great.
30 Post contains links GrahamHill : There were discussion about building a third airport near Paris, to relieve CDG and ORY. Almost 15 years ago, the project was to build the airport in
31 Post contains links and images FlashFlyGuy : Oh it's been going on since the early 70's. Badgerys Creek was the last site to be "seriously" considered. I don't see a second airport for Sydney ev
32 Abrelosojos : = I believe this idea is not completely shelved, and was discussed in the Indipendence Day edition of the newspaper this year ... who knows ... thoug
33 B757capt : That i agree completely with! I wish they would use GYY to the full extent.
34 EI321 : when was that?
35 Post contains links Mirrodie : One can find tons of airfields that should have and could have been, right here. http://www.airfields-freeman.com/NY/Airfields_NY_E.htm#livingstonmano
36 Kevin777 : Back in the 60's and 70's there were talks about building a new Copenhagen airport on the island of Saltholm, in the Oresund strait between Sweden and
37 SirOmega : The only thing stopping IVP will be if LAS runs out of water before the airport opens and everyone leaves this place (except for people who actually
38 Post contains links Planesavvy : One story that has fascinated me for years is the new airport for Durban in South Africa. The current airport has a runway which is only 8000ft (2439m
39 OO-VEG : There have been planns to move AMS on a new island in the sea, the same principal as KIX. With the building of a 5th runway those planns have been put
40 OzarkD9S : And I agree whole heartedly with THAT. Once the work is done on the RR/roadway relocation, and if and when the third runway is built, GYY will take i
41 N62NA : Just to bring back a dose of reality to the above two quoted posts.... the multi-million dollar homes are being built around the Great Swamp, not act
42 Nonrevman : I remember back in Austin when it was decided that the Robert Mueller Municipal Airport could no longer accommodate the growth of the city. Before it
43 Boeing7E7 : IVP opens in 2017.
44 LTU932 : I wanted to bring up "Kaltenkirchen Airport" as well. It's sad that it never happened, it would have allowed HAM to undergo major expansion by being
45 PHL27RPhotog : There used to be talk of building a mega-airport serving PHL in the South Jersey Pine Barrens, linked to the city by high-speed rail. Ha! Can you imag
46 Post contains links Fanofjets : As a New Jerseyan, I am thank that monstrosity never got built. Better yet, the threat of the Jetport (as it was called then) helped preserve this ar
47 Continental180 : Not True...There is not a Muli-million dollar house at least 1mile radias from the great swamp., you cant build around it., its all wetlands....i liv
48 Post contains links and images ENU : Since 1997 there have been plans to move Schiphol Airport (AMS) to an artificial island (to be called Flyland) in the North Sea around 2020. However,
49 Post contains links Viscount724 : Nobody has yet mentioned the new airport at Pickering, 20 miles east of YYZ, first announced by the Canadian government in 1972 (the year the Mirabel
50 KDCA : The comments about Chicago could not be more true. The Peotone project is an idiotic concept. MKE is a far better alternative to most of Chicago than
51 Post contains images N62NA : OK, I won't get into an environmental argument with you. We basically have a different idea of how much "buffer zone" is needed. I lived in Morris Pl
52 Af773atmsp : In the 1990s I believe NW wanted to move and build another airport replacing MSP to handle bigger jets. I forgot the reason why it wasn't built, one r
53 Post contains links Vatveng : There is very little information still available on the web about it, but about 6 years ago the Eastern Virginia Airport System Study proposed closing
54 Centrair : There were three plans for MSP. 1) A totally new airport to be built south of the City I think south of Eden Prairie. It would have looked like DEN.
55 Post contains links VV701 : I can claim to have a personal association with two of the three 'planned but never built' London airports. As a young boy in the immediate post World
56 PacNWJet : I believe back in the 1990s there were a few studies to look into the possibility of building an airport either to supplement or completely replace th
57 Post contains links CIDflyer : I remember this as well but am thinking the proposed site was southeast of MSP out in Dakota County, somewhere in the Apple Valley/Rosemount area Jus
58 RW717 : The water issue is the BIGGEST problem facing Las Vegas now. My parents live on 1.25 acres in the NW side of the city and have had a well since their
59 PanHAM : it wasn't even the tree huggers and NIMBY's, as I said, the land was bought and zoned, I knedw people who had rented a alittle farm house on that lan
60 EK413 : A.... A waste of tax payers money B.... Sydney wouldnt benefit having a second airport course it wont be able to operate 24hrs with land surrounding
61 Acidradio : Well there is already FCM (Flying Cloud Airport) in Eden Prairie. It is a GA field. The longest RW is 3900', way too short for anything commercial. T
62 SSTsomeday : As I recall there was another function intended (by politicians) for Mirabel, which was for it to be a North American gateway and transfer point for
63 Jcavinato : Fanofjets, The Somerset Hills Airport (previously called by the locals as the "Basking Ridge Airport) was where I did my first solo flight. Of all the
64 Post contains links Caaardiff : A large airport was proposed at Newport, Wales, planned with an extension onto the Severn Estury. Thus more than likely making CWL and BRS redundant.
65 DAL767400ER : Pretty much from what I know. ADP is investing so much money into CDG that it should have plenty of capacity going into the future, also having the a
66 Airnerd : Way back when there was a proposal to fill in the south channel of the Columbia River near PDX and build runways on Government Island - then (and now
67 Post contains links PITrules : YMX is open http://flightaware.com/live/airport/CYMX
68 TWFirst : Back in the late '80s, the Central Illinois communities of Peoria, Bloomington/Normal, Springfield, Decatur and Champaign/Urbana funded a study to det
69 Post contains images Fbgdavidson : Interesting topic... I even proposed a new airport myself once! I was pretty young, must have been about eight years old and lived around 5 miles from
70 VV701 : Correct. There is a picture of this 'memorial' in the second link in Reply 55. Yes. Cliffe London Airport was proposed in the early 1990s. It was loc
71 WA707atMSP : This proposal goes a lot further back than the '80s. It was first proposed after World War II, when all of the airlines still served DET with DC-3s.
72 WA707atMSP : In the late 1960s, there was a proposal to replace Kalamazoo and Battle Creek airports with a combined "Southwest Michigan Regional Airport" between t
73 Bennett123 : I wrote my Uni project based on the Roskill enquiry in 1970, (Maplin). In 2007, we still have LHR ,a single runway LGW plus STN. The MOD and the seabi
74 Gunsontheroof : I seem to recall some discussion about building an alternative to SEA back in the late 1980s/early 1990s when the third runway debate was raging. I do
75 N1120A : What happened is that PMD is too far out and not well enough connected. YMX is definitely open to cargo, and is also open to GA AFAIK
76 WA707atMSP : In addition to Palmdale, in the late 1960s there was another Los Angeles area airport proposed, a KIX type airport three miles south of Long Beach in
77 Planeloco : There was some discussion around 1997 or 1998 about relocating MIA ops to Homestead AFB, or at least the air cargo center.
78 Viscount724 : One of YMX's two 12,000 ft. runways was deactivated a year or two ago to reduce maintenace and snow-clearing expenses.
79 SSTsomeday : Wow. I had no idea. I'm obviously not current" on Mirabel... Was it closed for a time and then re-pened? I see it is primarily an air cargo facility
80 PITrules : I don't think it ever completely closed; only passenger traffic moved out. It has always been open for cargo, GA, and CRJ manufacturing. I hope they
81 Viscount724 : YMX never completely closed. They gradually transferred international passenger flights back to YUL, first scheduled flights and finally charters. As
82 Post contains links HiJazzey : There were plans to replace JED with a new airport located between Jeddah and Mecca. However sense prevailed and the government is now commited to ref
83 Voodoo : With all the talk of YMX... what about Pickering/Toronto?
84 Caspritz78 : Lived in Apple Valley for half a year in 1996 and people were not happy there with the plans to put a new airport in their back yards.
85 2travel2know : Well if the U.S. Airforce is wiling to allow a compromise in Homestead AFB like they've at Scott AFB with BLV Mid America St Louis Airport.. That cou
86 Jcavinato : In Central Pennsylvania in the late 1970s there was talk of attracting air service by combining both Altoona (AOO) with State College (SCE). The newsp
87 Viscount724 : See Reply 49.
88 Ouboy79 : In the early 1950s, I believe it was, at an expo at the Toledo Zoo - a display of the city was put up to provide a master plan with new ideas. Among t
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