Paul Filmer's 2009 blogGAR Entries

NOV 05 2009
Fort Lauderdale Exectutive

Fort Lauderdale Executive (FLX) is a large airport and as you can guess by its name most of the residents are business jets. But as ever, itís my job to weed out the wheat from the chaff and highlight the hidden gems.

The BN-2A Islander was a real surprise as you donít tend to see many of these workhorses in the USA. Tropic Air Charter operate four Islanders from FLX to various destinations in the Bahamas and each aircraft is painted a different colour.

The IAI-201 Arava is an aircraft that Iíd never seen before, and again, to see one in the USA is really not normal. I have no idea what this aircraft does or who it belongs to but it looked like it doesnít fly too often. I had to sneak around the back of an industrial estate and force myself though some prickly thick bushes to get a clear shot of the airframe.

The only other two aircraft of interest were a Saab 340 and a Jetstream 41 both looking like they are used for charter or executive type travel.

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