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Adolfo SuΓ‘rez Madrid–Barajas Airport

Adolfo SuΓ‘rez Madrid–Barajas Airport is the main international airport serving Madrid in Spain. At 3,050 ha in area, it is the second-largest airport in Europe by physical size behind Paris–Charles de Gaulle Airport. In 2019, 61.8 million passengers travelled through Madrid–Barajas, making it the country's busiest airport as well as Europe's sixth-busiest.

The airport opened in 1931 and has grown to be one of Europe's most important aviation centres. Within the city limits of Madrid, it is 9 km from the city's financial district and 13 km northeast of the Puerta del Sol or Plaza Mayor de Madrid, Madrid's historic centre. The airport name derives from the adjacent district of Barajas, which has its own metro station on the same rail line serving the airport. Barajas serves as the gateway to the Iberian peninsula from the rest of Europe and the world and is a key link between Europe and Latin America. Following the death of former Spanish Prime Minister, Adolfo SuΓ‘rez, in 2014, the Spanish Ministry of Public Works and Transport announced that the airport was to be renamed Aeropuerto Adolfo SuΓ‘rez, Madrid–Barajas. The airport is the primary hub and maintenance base for Iberia and Air Europa. Consequently, Iberia is responsible for more than 40% of Barajas's traffic. The airport has five passenger terminals: T1, T2, T3, T4 and T4S.

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Cologne Bonn Airport

Cologne Bonn Airport is the international airport of Germany's fourth-largest city Cologne, and also serves Bonn, former capital of West Germany. With around 12.4 million passengers passing through it in 2017, it is the seventh-largest passenger airport in Germany and the third-largest in terms of cargo operations. By traffic units, which combines cargo and passengers, the airport is in fifth position in Germany. As of March 2015, Cologne Bonn Airport had services to 115 passenger destinations in 35 countries. The airport is named after Cologne native Konrad Adenauer, the first post-war Chancellor of West Germany.

The airport is located in the district of Porz and is surrounded by the Wahner Heide nature reserve. The airport is centrally located in the Cologne Bonn Region 12 km southeast of Cologne city centre and 16 km northeast of Bonn. Cologne Bonn Airport is one of the country's few 24-hour airports and serves as a hub for Eurowings, FedEx Express and UPS Airlines as well as a focus city for several leisure and low-cost airlines. It is also a host of the German and European space agencies DLR and EAC, part of ESA, which train astronauts there for space explorations.

Cologne Bonn airport is only 49 km south of larger DΓΌsseldorf Airport, the main airport of Rhine-Ruhr, and also competes with Frankfurt Airport, Germany's major international airport, which can be reached from Cologne within 47 minutes by the ICE high-speed train. The airport is jointly owned by the City of Cologne, the Federal Republic of Germany, the State of North Rhine-Westphalia, the City of Bonn and two counties: Rhein-Sieg-Kreis and Rheinisch-Bergischer Kreis.

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Onomichi Floating Port vs Onomichi Seaplane Base

The actual name of this facility transliterates directly from katakana as "Onomichi Floating Port", but this is a "Japanese English" turn of phrase that does not work well for native English speakers (since "port" by itself is used for nautical and not aeronautical purposes), so I've taken the liberty of translating this to Onomichi Seaplane Base per our usual listing convention elsewhere. The literal transliteration is included in keywords.

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EVB NDB decommissioned

There is no way for me as a user to delete NAVAIDs or mark them as decommissioned. Many NAVAIDs on the site are out of date as a result. Please open editing of NAVAID to the users, including access to delete or mark as decommisioned.

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Friendly staff and good pricing

Staff are informative and friendly, easygoing on payment, in no way evil / greedy

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Disused WW2 Facility

Built in 1940 as a training field, this was adjacent to the Japanese-American internment camp (whose remains are still visible on the map to the southwest across US-395). The airfield remained open until 1956, and in intermittent use until at least 1975.

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Reopened as a UAS strip 2022

In newer imagery, this is now marked as an active UAS (Unmanned Aerial Systems) airstrip.

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Remains open

There is literally a C208 on FlightAware bound here from Miami as I type this.

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Closed 2022

This airport closed very recently. Wonder if they've gotten the skydiving King Air out of there since I last visited in February.

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re: Sad that this is now slated to be closed soon!

Reply to @shumphries: Seems like a tough time for Texas country airports. I saw this happen to Luling Carter Field last year.

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Don't land here yourself, multiple times

Ignore the spammer. This is very much a private airport, and this is a gentle reminder that inclusion on this website does not imply that any facility is open to public access or safe for landing. Please check with local authorities or the property owner (if applicable) before attempting to land anywhere that is not a known public airport.

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re: Not sure why tagged as a "spam airport".

Reply to @animebirder: I've rejected the problem report.

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re: Highway Airstrips in Cuba

Please note that there is no separate heading for military-use airports in OurAirports, and that the inclusion of any aviation facility on this site does not imply permission to land there, given the thousands of private-use airstrips and heliports in the United States alone.

Moreover, many airports throughout the world are dual-use military-civilian, including my closest major airport (Austin Bergstrom International) which hosts a National Guard unit. So having a separate "military" category would make this very difficult as the same facility cannot be listed multiple times with the same ICAO code under different categories.

Airports on OuAirports are categorized by size and frequency of use, so "Small Airport" would be the most salient category for highway airstrips due to their infrequency of employment.

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Best Tuna Melt in the Congo. Simply kengetastic!

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Available chart ?

Hi, anybody could confirm that aeronautical charts exists for Brunette Downs airport ?

If yes, how to get it ?

Thanks in advance

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Includes the Jack F. Paulus Skiway

The Skiway is essentially a runway for the station.

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Subantarctic research station

This research station is administratively part of Cape Town, despite the fact that it's over 2,100 km away.

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re: closed?

Reply to @feitidede: Still listed as Active on AirNav as of 10/20/2022, owner: State of Nevada Department of Energy.

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Confirmed per YouTube video

Private airstrip X marking visible at south end of grass runway in this 2018 YouTube video of N503AM taking off from here.

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2022 Update

Unlike its twin to the east-southeast, this ultralight airport continues to thrive for now.

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Update 2022

N/S runway still appears intact, but hangar structures appear to have been demolished.

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Found it!

Evidently disused, but it exists.

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LSA Fly-Ins

Attended the small light sport aircraft fly-in here in March 2022, their website lists this as twice a year, so keep your eyes peeled!

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re: This may be defunct

Reply to @AdventureAviator: It's pretty long since defunct and has been marked as closed.

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Reply to @espinielli: Clearly had to be towed or trucked there somehow, considering the lack of runway (or VTOL capability). Pretty wild.

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re: penguins...

Reply to @feitidede: Please refrain from spam comments, there are no penguins this far inland. Thank you.

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Dibangun dalam beberapa tahun lagi..


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Very friendly bunch here

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You can spend the night there

I had an early flight and slept inside the airport. Besides the restaurant, which is close during the night, you can sleep there in a comfortable way. You can get to the airport from downtown Gdansk for about 1 euro (4.8 sloti). I The journey takes about 40 minutes. The bus is number 210.

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re: KP 395 Decommisioned

According to AIC 04/20 it wasn't decommisioned yet, it is planned to be disabled by 2025.

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1970 is more than 22 years before 2018.

Looks like this airport did exist ... 40 to 50 years ago.

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Dual-use facility

JMSDF Chichijima Airfield has both a seaplane ramp (ShinMaywa US-2 patrol flying boats) and a heliport.

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looked like a really nice airpark community has been recently built here

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stunning approach

great views over the water and of the canal when landing 18

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re: Pilot

Reply to @Glastar1995: that's awesome!

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re: Frenchy's Cassette Tape - The Art of Flying

I still have the 8 track tape.

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Formerly Pendleton Airpark

Used to be Pendleton Airpark, 77NY. Note the unusual runway designation, E-W rather than 09-27.

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Shares runways with EBBR

But has a different ICAO, so maintaining the separate heading is necessary.

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Inspiration for the musical Come from Away

A former transatlantic crossroads before the jet era, Gander was one of the airports that housed stranded travelers when American airspace was closed due to the events of September 11, 2001; Gander International received 7000 passengers from thirty-eight planes. The incredible hospitality of the Newfoundlanders inspired the musical Come from Away, which ran on Broadway from 2017 to 2022, and continues to spark interest from innumerable "Come-from-Aways" in the people and culture of the island.

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Excellent condition gravel runway

Ultralight certification process undergoing

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Claimed as the highest airstrip in the world

At 16200 feet, this is definitely about as high-altitude as permanent facilities get. More information on the linked Wiki page, of course.

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re: Immigration assistance

Reply to @Teresa: email please.

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re: Immigration assistance

Reply to @Teresa: sorry same pla tyo

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Problem Report resolved

@david RPLP Legazpi Domestic is now a closed airport, and the IATA code of LGP has been properly transferred to RPLK Bicol International.

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Gravel runway for the 'I am Gold' Goldmine in Burkina Faso

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re: OurAirports doesn't delete closed airports

Reply to @animebirder: Thank you. Yes, that is correct. We keep closed airports in the database, but not closed heliports or floatplane bases (unless they have special historical interest; we haven't been too consistent, though). They are easy to filter out of the open data export.

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OurAirports doesn't delete closed airports

Hi @mforte! My understanding is that closed airports remain on the database for historical records as well as to keep people informed for aviation safety reasons -- so pilots do not attempt to land there, but are aware the facility either exists or previously existed. There is also the chance that if a closed airport still exists, it may still be used in case of emergency (ie Air Canada Flight 143, 23/07/1983).

This also allows passengers and pilots to log historical visits that occurred in the past (ie my own visit to Hong Kong Kai Tak in 1980).


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Great airpark!

Flew in today for an open house for a couple of the properties on the field. Nice place!