Miami • Opa Locka Airport [OPF/KOPF] FL. USA 22/02/11

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Miami-Opa Locka Executive Airport (IATA: OPF / ICAO: KOPF / FAA LID: OPF) is in Miami-Dade County, Florida 11 miles north of downtown Miami. Aviation pioneer Glenn Curtiss retired from aircraft development and manufacturing in the 1920s and became a real estate developer of the small airfield of Opa-locka. After Curtiss died in 1930, his made a donation of the airport to the city of Miami and leased it to the United States Navy. The installation was extremely active during World War II. Postwar, the installation became Marine Corps Air Station Miami (MCAS Miami). Since 1965, Coast Guard Air Station Miami operating on site with "EADS HC-144A Ocean Sentry" aircrafts and "MH-65 Dolphin" helicopters. The airport is served by several cargo and charter airlines that use the U. S. customs facility. Maintenance and modification of airliners up to Boeing 747 size is carried out by several aviation firms.
Pictures of OPF # 2011 by Stéphane Christeler / AWP Team

Pictures of OPF # 2011

by Stéphane Christeler / AWP Team

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