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Airport for the supersonic age

In the late 1960s, the expectation was that, by the late 20th century, the majority of long-haul passengers would fly in supersonic aircraft. Read here how major airports were preparing for that reality. Full of great images! ( More...

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Tim Dyck 3
Interesting article about a very glamorous failure.
Many times as I earned my wings in South Florida, out of X51, on cross country trips, I wondered why Dade-Collier Training and Transition Airport was built where it was.....
jbermo 1
All pre-deregulation, and before OPEC became politicized - and with the sudden arrival of the jet age, it's hard to blame such conditioned planners for their expectations of soon-to-be air transportation advancements . . . . bu aside from the cheap fuel expectation, few could foresee the immediacy of the coming population bomb.


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