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Broward OKs Reconstruction Of Term 4 At FLL  
User currently offlineNjdevilsin03 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 731 posts, RR: 0
Posted (6 years 9 months 5 days ago) and read 2199 times:

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/loc.../sfl-0226terminal4,0,7150598.story

The latest expansion work includes 11 new ticket counters, expansion of U.S. Customs and Federal Inspection Services areas and more seating and concessions after security stations. Terminal 4, which handles international traffic, has become increasingly congested as more flights to other countries are added.

"This is a terminal that really needs to be revamped," Eggelletion said. "When you go out there on Saturdays or Sundays, this terminal is overrun."

The construction is expected to cost $70 million. The airport eventually will spend another $90 million to add a new concourse to the terminal.


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User currently offlineA318 From Bahamas, joined Jan 2008, 371 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (6 years 9 months 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 2083 times:

FINALLY!! It's about time they start getting more involved with terminal 4.

When will the construction of the new concourse begin?



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User currently offlineMAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 33194 posts, RR: 71
Reply 2, posted (6 years 9 months 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 2049 times:

Much needed. FLL handles more international traffic than airports that are significantly larger - including Orlando, Charlotte, and Denver - but the facilities just can't handle it!


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User currently offlineImperialEagle From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 2630 posts, RR: 23
Reply 3, posted (6 years 9 months 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 1975 times:

Great to see more improvement going on at FLL.
I can remember it as a pretty sleepy old Florida airport back in the
early 1960's. I remember NW ops an L-188 from MIA to ORD with stops at FLL,TPA and ATL along the way. The
trip from MIA to FLL was usually flown with the gear-down and you got your approach and landing clearance as you
were waiting to take-off from MIA. Once on the ground at FLL, #4 was left turning to provide power for ground ops.-
a rather noisy proceedure, that no one paid the slightest bit of attention to, except the rampers, of course! I think NW only had two gates in the end of that old building.

When I lived there back in 1988, FLL was a very different place than it is today. The SE side of the field near the big FBO was a ramp littered with cool old aircraft including a beautiful old Lockheed L-18 excutive aircraft in flying condition. As well as the cast off airframes of an old TW Connie and an old 990, a pile of RR Conway jet engines, etc. On the east side were a few smaller FBO's, one where Chalks was converting their old Grummans to propeller-turbine power and another FBO where Maurice Roundy's (former LH) L-1649A was being readied for its flight to Lewiston. There was also a line-up of freshly painted and cleaned (I think former PBA) Martin 404's. I don't recall the initials on the tail but it was SWA or SNA or something like that. Maybe I can find an old photo of them. I remember taking one.

On the North side one could find a small corrosion-corner with numerous DC-3/4/6 carcasses, in different states of destruction. And right next-door was my favourite: Caicos- Carribean Airways. Always good for 'hitchin a ride out to one of the islands as long as you didn't mind loading/unloading some cargo along the way. They had a great fleet of DC-4's and DC-6's (I recall the front half of a former Mackey -6 and some of the tail). And a ramp completely black from old oil!-----wonderful! Every now and then a DC-7C from F.A. Connor's down at MIA would drop in for a visit. The rumble of those big old radials are still in my memory like I heard them just yesterday---and oh, always lots of start-up drama with the smoke and fire!

A bit furthur east could be found the U.S.Custom Services impound lot with eveything you can think of in there, an old C-46, assorted DC-3's, Beech 18's, an L-10 Electra, etc.

DL was ops a strong daily line-up back then with L-10's and -71's a common daily sight. Always providing some interesting spotting whilst taking off towards the east (over the fuel-farm) on a hot summers day!

Really glad to see the airport terminal facilities have evolved into a much more modern and busy place!  bigthumbsup 



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User currently offlineMIA From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 876 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (6 years 9 months 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 1802 times:

Now if they could only decide on the runway expansion that they keep delaying and passing the buck around. Because of the politics associated with the Broward Commission, whomever bites the bullet and gets it done will face political suicide by all the nimby'ists in the surrounding neighborhoods of the planned expansions.


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User currently offlineImperialEagle From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 2630 posts, RR: 23
Reply 5, posted (6 years 9 months 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 1745 times:



Quoting MIA (Reply 4):
will face political suicide by all the nimby'ists

You've got that right!! FLL is going to have a serious fight on its hands when it comes to lengthening any of those runways.
Today's politicians don't have the genitalia for that sort of thing so it should be interesting to see if anything ever happens.



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