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Anyone Ever Been To This Airport?  
User currently offlineTWAalltheway From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 144 posts, RR: 0
Posted (13 years 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 2169 times:

I remember seeing a Dateline NBC or some TV article about this airport in Ilinois, about 50 miles or so from STL. It said it was supposed to be a reliever airport for STL. Personally I think it was a terrible waste of government money on an airport. From what I know, it never gets much service, I think PanAm is the only airline there. I think it would attract much more service if there was a highspeed train service between St. Louis and this airport. What are your thoughts, and if you've ever been there?

TWA all the way!

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User currently offlineTWAalltheway From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 144 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (13 years 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 2122 times:

BTW, it was called Mid-America Airport

TWA all the way

User currently offlineJason Seiple From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (13 years 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 2089 times:

Yes, I've been to BLV.
Pan Am is the only passenger airline that flies there. It shares a runway with Scott Air Force Base.
It does have practical applications though... when a TWA B717 had to make a wheels up landing, they did it at Mid-America as to not cause a closure to STL.

User currently offlineNdebele From Germany, joined Apr 2001, 2901 posts, RR: 22
Reply 3, posted (13 years 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 2081 times:

Mid-America Airport, what a silly name! If someone told me he would fly to Mid-America Airport, I would think "Probably he's flying to Costa Rica or Nicaragua". It's just the same with "Midwest", I'd search for the US-American "Midwest" somewhere near the Rockies. But maybe I'm thinking too logical??

User currently offlineBoeing nut From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (13 years 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 2059 times:

Pan Am recently pulled out of BLV. The airport has no passenger carrier service yet again.

User currently offlineDalmd88 From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 2602 posts, RR: 15
Reply 5, posted (13 years 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 2057 times:

Actually the Name Mid-America does make sense. It is half way between the east and west coast. Historically the Mississippi River has always been the begining of western America. The Mid-West I think got that name because settlers moving to The West, the other side of the Mississippi, considered it Midway to the west.

User currently offlineContinental From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5520 posts, RR: 18
Reply 6, posted (13 years 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 2050 times:

Lots of airports get reliever airports, MSP has about 5. They are for planes like Cessnas and Learjets, so they don't clog up the approach paths and takeoff paths.


User currently offlineAerLingus From China, joined Mar 2000, 2371 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (13 years 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 2008 times:

I think that St. Louis's Metro plans on sending their light-rail trains to the airport, but I guess that they may put a hold on that considering there are NO AIRLINES!

Get your patchouli stink outta my store!
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