Sorry I can't make it ths year. The date is just too early for me everytime to fly into MIA
But here is more details I received via email:
MIAMI SLIDE FEST 2004 GETTING CLOSER - JANUARY 13 THRU 17, 2004, MIAMI FLORIDA
This is a slide trading/selling show that we have had for over 14 years now. This year, though, we are going to add a little memorabelia, such as some post cards, prints, and plastic models.....but 90% of the show is slides. Many of the world's best photographers, authors, and magazine editors, will be present.... this is the largest gathering of slide enthusiasts in the Americas and many nice slides are available from the US as well as from other countries with a large variety of aircraft both past and present.
Show will be held at the Miami Springs (MIA
) Comfort Inn and Suites on 36th street (on the north end of the airport).
January 13 thru January 16, it will be from 6:30 PM
to about 11:00 PM
(slide trading/selling/some memorabelia)($2.00 donation fee pre weekday)
On January 17th....(Saturday)....here is the schedule.......
we meet for breakfast at IHOP (one block away from hotel)
Slide trading and selling ($3.00 donation fee for slide trading/selling on Saturday)
ramp tour - if available - ... photographers / weekly show traders/sellers are priority and seats are limited)
for the tour- photographers will only be allowed to bring a camera and some film.....no bags permitted
-8PM we all meet for dinner at Shorty's BBQ, about 5 miles away
to closing ....slide show and auction at Atlantic Models (a few miles north of MIA
Some nice door prizes will be raffled during the slide show and we will have plenty of drinks for all. We will also be presenting the first annual person of the year award and will have an "Action Shot" slide contest with the winner being presented a nice plaque and a spot in the World Airline Historical Society Captains Log magazine.
Please bring your best "action original slide" for the contest.....see Joe Fernandez for rules during show. Also, bring some nice slides to trade/sell and to auction off.
Internet will be available from Tuesday thru Friday to catch your favorite online auctions.
PHOTOGRAPHY (Information may vary but here is the current Miami area situation):
is closed at all locations to photographers while code Orange...that includes the parking garage.
is open at the runway 12 photo holes (official spot) and the runway 9R
spot by El Dorado furniture.
- ask authorities/owners of aircraft first. DO
NOT VENTURE OUT INTO ANY AIRPORT WITHOUT PERMISSION.
NO LADDERS PERMITTED AND DO
NOT PARK OR
USE ANY OF
THE U.S. CUSTOMS LOTS !!!
(There are some officers who may ask you to leave,but for the most part, it is fine as of now - there has bee no problem the last few weeks).
Thank you and see you all next week!
Aviation Photography of Miami