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Piper Cherokee (N253FD) - Aircraft carrier style landing but on land at Avalon Catalina Buffalo Springs station.
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Piper Cherokee (N253FD)


Aircraft carrier style landing but on land at Avalon Catalina Buffalo Springs station.


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Dave Blevins
Kinda like Sedona, Az. (a.k.a. - USS SEDONA)
长发 张
Paul Gedge
"Airport in the Sky"

Image appears to have been taken before the 2019 runway repair (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catalina_Airport).

Thank you! Wonderful photo :)

image led me to read up on the rich history of the field. It's now on my bucket list to visit.
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Date Aircraft Origin Destination Departure Arrival Duration
21-Jun-2024 SR22Virginia Highlands ()McGhee Tyson () 05:07PM EDT 05:54PM EDT 0:46
21-Jun-2024 SR22London-Corbin ()Virginia Highlands () 03:29PM EDT 04:14PM EDT 0:45
21-Jun-2024 SR22Virginia Highlands ()London-Corbin () 01:45PM EDT 03:19PM EDT 1:34
21-Jun-2024 SR22McGhee Tyson ()Virginia Highlands () 12:21PM EDT 01:05PM EDT 0:43
20-Jun-2024 SR22Greeneville-Greene Co Muni ()McGhee Tyson () 03:55PM EDT 04:43PM EDT 0:47
20-Jun-2024 SR22McGhee Tyson ()Greeneville-Greene Co Muni () 01:50PM EDT 02:18PM EDT 0:28
20-Jun-2024 SR22McGhee Tyson ()McGhee Tyson () 10:16AM EDT 11:54AM EDT 1:37
14-Jun-2024 SR22Ashe County ()McGhee Tyson () 01:51PM EDT 02:47PM EDT 0:56
14-Jun-2024 SR22Ashe County ()Ashe County () 12:25PM EDT 12:47PM EDT 0:22
14-Jun-2024 SR22McGhee Tyson ()Ashe County () 10:41AM EDT 11:36AM EDT 0:55
13-Jun-2024 SR22McGhee Tyson ()McGhee Tyson () 03:10PM EDT 03:22PM EDT 0:12
13-Jun-2024 SR22Mark Anton ()McGhee Tyson () 12:15PM EDT 12:40PM EDT 0:24
13-Jun-2024 SR22McGhee Tyson ()Mark Anton () 10:24AM EDT 11:45AM EDT (?) 1:21
12-Jun-2024 SR22Crossville Memorial ()McGhee Tyson () 03:29PM CDT 04:52PM EDT 0:22
12-Jun-2024 SR22Crossville Memorial ()Crossville Memorial () 03:17PM CDT 03:22PM CDT 0:05
12-Jun-2024 SR22Crossville Memorial ()Crossville Memorial () 03:07PM CDT 03:11PM CDT 0:04
12-Jun-2024 SR22Crossville Memorial ()Crossville Memorial () 02:46PM CDT 03:04PM CDT 0:17
12-Jun-2024 SR22McGhee Tyson ()Crossville Memorial () 03:15PM EDT 02:41PM CDT 0:25
12-Jun-2024 SR22McGhee Tyson ()McGhee Tyson () 10:41AM EDT 12:54PM EDT 2:12
11-Jun-2024 SR22McGhee Tyson ()McGhee Tyson () 02:58PM EDT 04:40PM EDT 1:42
11-Jun-2024 SR22Upper Cumberland Rgnl ()McGhee Tyson () 10:12AM CDT 12:28PM EDT 1:15
11-Jun-2024 SR22McGhee Tyson ()Upper Cumberland Rgnl () 10:06AM EDT 10:03AM CDT 0:57
10-Jun-2024 SR22McGhee Tyson ()McGhee Tyson () 02:31PM EDT 04:06PM EDT 1:35
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