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Watch Your Favorite Airport's Expansion 1984-2012  
User currently onlineN62NA From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 4261 posts, RR: 6
Posted (11 months 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 8544 times:

There's a neat google tool that does time lapse high altitude (or satellite?) imagery over the period 1984-2012 that I used to look at how airports have changed during that time. EWR is an interesting one to look at!


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User currently offlineinfinit From Singapore, joined Jul 2008, 507 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (11 months 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 8379 times:

Wow.. neat. Changi and Singapore in general changed so visibly since we keep reclaiming land from the sea!
The whole chunk of land beyond Changi Airport didn't exist in 1984.

User currently offlinebmacleod From Canada, joined Aug 2001, 2196 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (11 months 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 8240 times:

Not much change for my hometown Halifax - YHZ, but growth at YYZ is quite a show!!!!

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User currently offlineNavion From United States of America, joined May 1999, 1010 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (11 months 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 7995 times:

Finally a Google product that shows the new runway at FRA. I check Google Earth every now and then to see if it's up to date on FRA's changes but it's about a 10 year old image. This time lapse lacks a little detail but it's pretty good nonetheless.

User currently offlinesouthwest737500 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (11 months 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 7877 times:

CLT expansion.... New runway, Added E checkpoint

User currently offlineFWAERJ From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 3641 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (11 months 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 7620 times:

I checked it out. For an airport of its size, FWA has seen a lot since 1984.

What stood out to me were:
-The extension of Runway 5/23 to the southwest and 11,981 ft, along with new taxiways
-The former Kitty Hawk hub, now known as the Air Trade Center and home to FedEx and other companies, at the southwest end of 5/23
-The extension of Runway 14/32 to the northwest, bringing it to 8,001 ft
-Runway 9/27 turning from a general runway into a narrower, shorter general aviation runway that is 4,001 ft
-The terminal expansion in 1994-97
-The closure of the airport Days Inn and conversion into a parking lot
-The expansion of the Air National Guard base

[Edited 2013-05-25 14:31:39]

[Edited 2013-05-25 14:35:00]

I don't work for FWA, their tenants, or their ad agency. But I still love FWA.
User currently offlinenicode From France, joined May 2012, 71 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (11 months 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 7352 times:

You should see Hong-Kong...

User currently offlineF9animal From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 4947 posts, RR: 28
Reply 7, posted (11 months 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 7146 times:

I bet LAS and the city is crazy!

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User currently offlineflymia From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 7006 posts, RR: 9
Reply 8, posted (11 months 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 7140 times:

MIA will be something to see tons of changes since 1984. And the city of Miami would be even more interesting. I've seen google earth since 1995 but never 1984.

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User currently onlineAVENSAB727 From United States of America, joined Jun 2012, 845 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (11 months 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 7094 times:

IAH Terminal B expansion and soon Terminal D.

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User currently offlineSeabiscuit From United States of America, joined Jan 2007, 39 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (11 months 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 7085 times:

Check out the ap growth and city of dubai

User currently offlinecjg225 From United States of America, joined Feb 2013, 625 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (11 months 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 7050 times:

ABE is too small to really see much change in those images. But, still, a cool feature. I'll have to look at some other things.

I actually see more changes at SCE than at ABE... along with the building of US-322 W out to I-80 and the development of Innovation Park. Definitely cool to see this stuff.

[Edited 2013-05-25 19:50:38]

Restoring Penn State's transportation heritage...
User currently offlineUPS757Pilot From United States of America, joined Apr 2007, 102 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (11 months 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 6912 times:

SDF and MEM are quite interesting thanks to UPS and FDX. DEN of course, both airports! IAH and MSP grew alot.

User currently offlineTWA772LR From United States of America, joined Nov 2011, 1185 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (11 months 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 6474 times:

IAH is pretty good to watch! Not only because of the airport, but because of the whole northern part of greater Houston! Especially Atascocita!

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User currently offlinecosyr From United States of America, joined Jul 2012, 334 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (11 months 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 6326 times:

Quoting UPS757Pilot (Reply 12):
DEN of course, both airports!

Stapleton reminded me of SimCity when a fire ravages the city. It is swallowed up and looks like it was never there. CVG was also a surprisingly dramatic change in runways. Maybe they should build an air force base there so that money doesn't go to waste.

User currently offlineLV From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 1918 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (11 months 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 5948 times:

It wouldn't let me zoom in enough on IND to see what I really wanted to see, which is how what is now the Fed Ex hub changes over time. But it was interesting to see how the runway configurations have changed there.

Quoting F9animal (Reply 7):
I bet LAS and the city is crazy!

The city itself is crazy to watch on it. Where my house is was just a desert mountain slope in 1984 miles away from the city. I didn't zoom in too close on LAS but it looks like the runway configuration really hasn't changed much (added the second parallel runway closest to Sunset Road but that's about it on that) but of course Concourse D and Terminal 3 have both been built and I believe concourse C has been added onto.

ATL will probably be the next one I look at, that should be crazy how it went from a mid sized southern airport to the worlds busiest so quickly.

User currently offlinetrav110 From Canada, joined Jun 2005, 536 posts, RR: 3
Reply 16, posted (11 months 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 5821 times:

Wow, very neat. If only you could zoom in just a liiiittle bit closer

User currently offlineFlyingFan18 From United States of America, joined Apr 2012, 85 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (11 months 2 days ago) and read 2736 times:

WOW!! Take a look at MCO… that is quite amazing
- Justin

User currently offline26point2 From United States of America, joined Mar 2010, 786 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (11 months 2 days ago) and read 2721 times:

Very cool sight.

The new DEN (DIA) is fun to watch grow from nothing.

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