Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Our World - Frederick flying

Frederick airport now has a air traffic control tower which began operations about a year ago. After 9-11 the FAA restricted flights by small planes to air fields closer to Washington and many more flights now arrive here.  


The MetLife blimp stopped over night earlier this month on its way to another event in the southern US. It stayed a few extra days as a storm with heavy winds moved up the eastern part of the US. We see this one and the Goodyear blimps once or twice a year as they cover golf tournaments, football games and the Preakness horse race.


Jim said...

Cool shots.

Sylvia K said...

Great shots for the day, Lew!! Hope your week is off to a good start!

Powell River Books said...

Here on the west coast we are lucky to have lots of smaller airports that still allow easy access. We love flying places for breakfast, dinner and to camp under the wing of our airplane. - Margy

Carletta said...

Very cool!
Do you live in Frederick? We travel 70 when we visit our son in DC.