Well, for MIA
there were a couple of JetBlue A320's just this past week when FLL
was fogged in.
has had so many one rareties over time it isn't funny. Right off the top of my head I can think of:
The A300 demonstrator aircraft in 1973 - they parked at Eastern for a day or two for them to check out (I got onboard) and then at National for a day or two.
The Concorde demonstrator aircraft came in 1974 with British painted on one side and Air France on the other. They parked on an Eastern gate since Eastern was interested at the time and had models and paintings of a Concorde in Eastern's scheme in their offices.
Iraqi B747 freighter in the 80's (I have a photo in the database)
NASA Super Guppy carrying a damaged Navy fighter in the back (I have a photo(s) in the database)
BAe-146 demonstrator aircraft that put on one hell of an airshow over the north half of MIA
in 1984, the same day Concorde started 3x weekly service on the LHR
extension. We closed 9L
/27R for the event. Photos to be scanned someday.
F-4 Phantoms and F-16's diverting from Homestead whenever their runway was closed due to FOD, incident, heavy rain, etc. They were always low as hell on fuel making them Alert II
Various Russian aircraft types hijacked on internal Cuban flights and forced to fly to MIA
. Photo or two in the database.
An Iberia DC10 diverted to MIA
one night in the mid 80's after takeoff from HAV
and they suspected they blew some tires on takeoff out of HAV
but they didn't know which gear. I used a high power portable spotlight on my ramp car to illuminate the main gear as they did a low flyby just to the north of the tower and we could see the right mains were blown out. He used every inch of 10,500 ft 9-left landing and left rubber from the touchdown point to the very end of 9-left. Photos somewhere to be scanned. Passengers had to be transported to secure area from the runway and held there until another aircraft could be brought in because no one had visas to enter the USA.
Various Saudi royal family aircraft (74's and SP
's and L1011's)
Numerous USAF KC
-10 tankers when Pan Am had a maintenance contract on them in the 80's
Japan Airlines used to stop at MIA
for fuel only with DC8's enroute from Japan via Anchorage enroute to Brasil and on the return trip
L1011 tankers and Nimrods from time to time - I have a circular crew patch decal from a Nimrod that says "236 OCU" on it
CammaCorp DC8-72 demonstrator
and all kinds of foreign dignitary and government aircraft over the years plus other diversions I can't think of right now.