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Everglades Jetport: The 'world's greatest airport' that never was

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It was supposed to be the world's largest airport, a glamorous intercontinental hub for supersonic airliners with six runways and high-speed rail links to surrounding cities. But today, it's little more than an airstrip in the middle of nowhere. The Everglades Jetport, as it was called when the project launched in 1968, started its life right at the end of the Golden Age of air travel, when plane cabins were filled with the smoke of cigars and the clinking of silverware. Concorde was… (www.cnn.com) Altro...

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patpylot
i have flown in and out of this deserted strip doing t % g's years ago. A few airlines used it for live landings as it is close to Miami International Airport. The grandiouse plans described above don't make sense now and they didn't make sense when first unveiled. Florida does not do infrastruture investments often or well or well-funded when funded. Its got a long east/west runway and you gotta pay attention to deer and aligator intrusions, and its all dark out there, except when heading east, then you can see Miami spread out: south to Homestead and north to Ft Lauderdale, a ribbon of light. Full moons over the everglades are spendid. Nice memories. Otherwise, what a dump

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