Airport comments by @animebirder

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Mixed R/C - glider airport

Primarily an R/C airport but listed due to powered glider activity.

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Not yet finished

Under construction.

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Utley Field Located.

I've moved the GPS coordinates to the location of this private strip.

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Now a restaurant

Appropriately enough, "Il Vecchio Eliporto" ("The Old Heliport")

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Got it!

This bicycle itinerary lists parking lot P11 in Borgo Maggiore as the "ex-heliport". Looks like there are now zero active heliports here.

https://sanmarinotrekking.com/portfolio/san-marino-a-360-gradi/

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Update 2020

Per the following link, the Borgo Maggiore heliport was at the cable car station. This no longer appears to be the case, there is a "pad" but the cables run right over it!

https://www.chiamamicitta.it/30-giugno-1961-inaugurata-linea-elicotteri-rimini-san-marino-san-leo/

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Construction delayed.

Originally scheduled to open July 2020, delayed due to COVID with new estimated completion date of December 2020. There has already been a landing here (an emergency landing of a Philippine Central Bank Gulfstream G200 on 10 Jan 2018).

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04MA Update

As of 2020, Google Maps imagery shows there's a Cessna parked behind the house at 1020 N Broadway, and the field across the street is still cleared enough for takeoffs. The four digit FAA identifier 04MA indicates this is for private use only; it is still listed as active on AirNav and FAA sources. I think that "anonymous user" may have had an ax to grind.

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Mistaken identity?

The person listed by the previous commenter is listed as the manager at Wolf River Airport (54N) in Rossville, Tennessee; I see no current listing for a manager for Wolf River Ranch Airport MS53 in Mississippi in any internet searches. This airport is no longer listed as open in AirNav in any case and trees have grown on half of the previous runway surface in recent satellite imagery.

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Old Chinle Airport

This is the heading for the old (closed) and private Chinle Airport (04AZ), not the newer Chinle Municipal (E91).

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Ex-Airport

On the site of former Kona Village Resort Airport.

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Old Landing Strip

Shows up on 1970s-era topo maps and old runway still visible on satellite, but very little info available. Any further information on this obscure landing strip would be appreciated.

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No heliport at location.

PIma County Sheriff's Department airborne operations seem to have moved completely to KTUS -- sensible, PCSO HQ being basically sandwiched between the flight paths of KTUS and KDMA probably made this location untenable in the long run.

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Closed

Since all the FAA databases seem to be 10-12 years behind on heliports, it's probably a good idea to leave this up here so people *know* it's closed, instead of removing this and leaving only the inaccurate, old information online on other sites as Google hits. Also, it was inaccurately plotted to begin with (protip: always cross-check owner addresses on heliport listings!).

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Closed

Formerly Orlando Hyatt House, Orlando Sun Resort, Ramada Orlando Celebration Resort. This property is now closed and derelict.

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Bowie International?

Labeled as "Bowie International Airport" on Google Maps, but I can find no evidence this was ever actually called this other than as a local in joke.

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Per Disney...

It *is* technically open, but only for emergency use.

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Closed

Listed owner deceased 2000, no sign of aviation activity here in the last 20 years.

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Bring me the head of John the Baptist!

This is actually the 1930s Salome CAA Intermediate Field, resurrected in the late 2010s as an emergency airfield for GA pilots! Neat to see what was effectively a forgotten archaeological site return to current use.

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I thought this was closed...

But there's YouTube videos of activity here from 2015-2019. Pretty fascinating rebirth of a 1950s airstrip!

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Miho Airfield

Set aside for emergency use by the Japanese government; no GA or commercial flights allowed.

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Fantasy of Flight

Better known as Fantasy of Flight. In addition to the visible turf runways, there are also seaplane operations here.

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Silverbell Notes

When I was here in the oughts, it primarily housed AH-64Ds for US ANG and Singapore AF units -- the Singaporeans train here as there's not exactly a ton of room to have a training base out in Singapore.

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Gila River Memories

I used to ride my bike here as a kid in the late 80s/early 90s to see the old Biegert Aviation C-130s come in. Sad to see this airport fall into disuse and disrepair. Those DC-6s and hangars deserved so much better than to be turned into tinder for meth heads.

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Walt Disney World / Lake Buena Vista STOLport -- still here,

One of the advantages of being a Walt Disney World Cast Member was being able to access the old airport grounds. The runway is still in use, but not for aviation; it's a vehicle storage facility for Disney. You'll have to go to Castaway Cay to find an active airport on Disney property nowadays (2020).

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RJBH now helicopter only.

All fixed-wing operations ceased here in 2013. Helicopters only since 2014. Now has alternate name of Hiroshima Heliport.

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First to comment on RJOA!

Now that Hiroshima-Nishi is closed to all but limited helicopter traffic, this is the closest airport to Hiroshima. Pretty nice back in 2005 last time I was here (on my 2017 and 2019 visits we took the Shinkansen instead).

It's in the mountains so you definitely don't want to overrun ...