TWA_agent From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (14 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 1710 times:
Hello, I just got a job at MidAmerica Airport and it is awesome. I load and unload bags on the Pan Am planes. Pan am is doing very well from what I see. The planes are almost competely full. If anyone wants any info I am the man to ask.
KonaB777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (14 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 1611 times:
MidAmerica is an airport built to share the runways of Scott Air Force Base in Southern Illinois. For about three years, no one has used the terminal at all, no airline traffic. That is until PanAm started service there.
Cactusa319 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 2918 posts, RR: 23
Reply 5, posted (14 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 1607 times:
Actually a new runway was built east of the AFB, where the terminal was built. Basically the airport is split in two, Scott AFB with its one runway one side, and MidAmerica with it's runway on another. They are separated by a wetlands area and both runways/sides are connected by a 7,000-ft. taxiway. Both runways can be used by either military or civil traffic as it is a "joint-use" airport. Right now, the only commercial traffic is Pan Am and the airport gets military flights from USAF cargo jets and ILANG KC-135 tankers. I'm wondering if there is any other traffic (such as charters or bizjets) at BLV.
Kona: I got all this from the paper I had to write for AVM-370 Airport Planning for Dr. NewMyer. It's a cool class, if you don't mind having a Saturday class...
TWA_agent From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (14 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 1550 times:
Hello everyone. sorry I didn't write back sooner. Let me start off. There is the occasioanal medivac flight that comes into Midamerica with a Learjet but other than that the 2 pan am flights a day during the week and 1 flight a day on weekends is all the action we see. Pan Am i bringing a jetstream in tonight to run down to branson to take a look at the airport. Pan am is planning on having commuter flights from MidAmerica with Jetstreams going to Branson, MO and Detroit, MI. The small general aviation part (cessna's pipers etc.) is pretty much obsolete b/c they have to park at the "cargo ramp" b/c since we serve an airline we have to keep those planes out of a secure area. Pilots hate having to do that so they just go somewhere else. As for other airlines, Ozark which was recently started up, looked into coming to the airport using their Dornier 328 Jets. They even brought one in and showed it to us. It had 8 hrs total time on it when they flew it from the factory to Springfield, MO (home base) then to MidAmerica. As for where I work, I work for Airport Terminal Services whice provides everything for MidAmerica. The name TWA_agent is b/c I have grown up with TWA my whole life since my mom works in the corporate offices in STL. any other ?'s please ask. BTW...I am going to SIUC next year.