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Orlando Hendron Airport

Sun Apr 17, 2016 1:11 am

I hear Orlando Hendron Airport was Orlando's Commercial airline Airport before MCO.When did airlines move over
to MCO from ORL. All this was in the pre Walt Disney World days when Orlando only had National,Eastern and Delta.
Southern Airways has not expanded into south Florida yet.
 
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RE: Orlando Hendron Airport

Sun Apr 17, 2016 3:15 am

It is Herndon Airport. Please check your spelling. Most of what you may need is on this link.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orlando_Executive_Airport

[Edited 2016-04-16 20:17:05]

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RE: Orlando Hendron Airport

Sun Apr 17, 2016 3:19 am

Quoting crownvic (Reply 1):
It is Herndon Airport. Please check your spelling. Must of what you may need is on this link.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orlando_Executive_Airport

"Must of..."    Just curious. how is "Most" spelled?
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RE: Orlando Hendron Airport

Sun Apr 17, 2016 3:30 am

Quoting SPREE34 (Reply 2):

fixed! thank you...
 
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RE: Orlando Hendron Airport

Sun Apr 17, 2016 3:53 am

sorry but no one is perfect. Moderator remove this discussion,
 
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RE: Orlando Hendron Airport

Sun Apr 17, 2016 7:27 am

Why ask for this o be removed? It is a discussion, these forums should not be links ti Wikipedia.
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RE: Orlando Hendron Airport

Sun Apr 17, 2016 1:03 pm

Quoting doulasc (Thread starter):

I hear Orlando Hendron Airport was Orlando's Commercial airline Airport before MCO

It depends on what time frame you are talking about. With the introduction of jets, the Orlando Municipal's runway was only 6000 feet long. Operations at McCoy AFB in 1964 and by 1968 all operations were out of MCO.

See http://golldiecat.tripod.com/mco.html
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RE: Orlando Hendron Airport

Sun Apr 17, 2016 1:14 pm

@SPREE34 lmao... karma...you get back what you put out
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RE: Orlando Hendron Airport

Sun Apr 17, 2016 7:59 pm

Quoting Noreastshuttle (Reply 7):

@SPREE34 lmao... karma...you get back what you put out

Yup. It was too good to let pass..

I lived in Orlando for the old quanset hut days of MCO. An observation deck was available. I can still hear the sound of a Delta DC8 doing an air start.
I think the last time I saw the old gates as a passenger was in the 80s. Ahhhh, the good old days.

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RE: Orlando Hendron Airport

Sun Apr 17, 2016 8:44 pm

Quoting crownvic (Reply 1):
It is Herndon Airport

...is there anyone who actually calls it that?
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RE: Orlando Hendron Airport

Mon Apr 18, 2016 12:29 am

I apologize for calling the airport Hendron its Herndon
 
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RE: Orlando Hendron Airport

Mon Apr 18, 2016 1:30 am

Quoting LAX772LR (Reply 9):
..is there anyone who actually calls it that?

Yes. Many locals still refer to it as Herndon.
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RE: Orlando Hendron Airport

Mon Apr 18, 2016 2:46 am

Quoting LAX772LR (Reply 9):
...is there anyone who actually calls it that?

I call it Herndon because my father calls it Herndon, and he's lived in Orlando for about 40 years. People who've lived in Orlando for a long time call it Herndon; maybe newer arrivals refer to it as Orlando Executive? Maybe similar to how DC residents refer to DCA as National while new transplants/out-of-towners call it Reagan or Reagan National?
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RE: Orlando Hendron Airport

Mon Apr 18, 2016 3:17 am

Quoting LAX772LR (Reply 9):
...is there anyone who actually calls it that?

In the 8 years that I was at MCO, I can only remember someone checking in over Herndon once or twice. I actually had to think about what they were talking about, as no one really refers to it as such. Definitely in the minority.

There used to be an AA 757 driver out of MIA that always used to check in to "McCoy Intl Jetport". Made me chuckle every time.
 
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RE: Orlando Hendron Airport

Mon Apr 18, 2016 4:06 am

Quoting MCOGVADCA (Reply 12):
I call it Herndon because my father calls it Herndon, and he's lived in Orlando for about 40 years. People who've lived in Orlando for a long time call it Herndon; maybe newer arrivals refer to it as Orlando Executive? Maybe similar to how DC residents refer to DCA as National while new transplants/out-of-towners call it Reagan or Reagan National?

I'm a third generation Orlando native and had the honor of working for 8 years at KORL up until recently. You definitely ran into some old timers that still call ORL "Herndon" and MCO "McCoy" (despite being in my early 30s, I've picked up the habit of calling MCO McCoy occasionally too). However it's becoming less and less common. It's been Executive since the 80s, so most people are used to calling it that. It's a neat airport with a lot of history. I've heard a lot of stories from my grandfather who grew up during WW2 about the USAAF operations there. I think one of the hangars still in use on the airport is pre war and may even date to its opening in the late 20s. Talking to the old timers that came through was something I enjoyed about working there. Unfortunately, I worry how much history will be lost now that Showalter Flying Service has sold and closed up.

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RE: Orlando Hendron Airport

Mon Apr 18, 2016 10:53 am

Quoting MCOGVADCA (Reply 12):

I definitely can relate to the Herndon reference. Being a Baltimore/Washington metro native (just under 30), I still only refer to DCA as National Airport.
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RE: Orlando Hendron Airport

Mon Apr 18, 2016 2:24 pm

Even before Disney Orlando still had the Lockheed plant, and certainly traffic for Cape Canaveral. Did Lockheed ever use Herndon for any kind of testing?
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RE: Orlando Hendron Airport

Mon Apr 18, 2016 3:40 pm

Quoting cloudboy (Reply 16):
Even before Disney Orlando still had the Lockheed plant, and certainly traffic for Cape Canaveral. Did Lockheed ever use Herndon for any kind of testing?

Technically it was Martin and Martin Marietta for most of its history in Orlando, only joining the Lockheed family with the merger in the mid 90s. ORL did see some testing during and immediately after WW2, but most of the testing was done at Pinecastle AAF (later McCoy AFB). Both MCO and ORL were major training installations during WW2 and there were several bombing ranges in the area, including the Pinecastle one. There was some early x plane development done at MCO. The Bell X-1 tested there.

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