Titusville • Space Coast Regional Airport [TIX/KTIX] FL. USA 18/04/11

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Space Coast Regional Airport (IATA: TIX, ICAO: KTIX, FAA LID: TIX) is located in the city of Titusville, in Brevard County, Florida. Formerly known as Ti-Co (Titusville-Cocoa) Airport, it is the nearest commercial airport to the Kennedy Space Center. In 1943, the U.S. Government constructed the airport on land jointly owned by both cities. Early 1960s, the advantageous location of the airport near of John F. Kennedy Space Center (KSC), on Merritt Island, allowed it to play an increasingly important role in the transportation of NASA personnel and equipment. and early 1970s, the airport had scheduled passenger airline service operated by Eastern Air Lines, which utilized Boeing 727-100 and McDonnell Douglas DC-9-30 jetliners for flights into and out of TIX but the end of the Apollo spaceflight missions and the effects of airline deregulation in 1978 led to Eastern eventually discontinuing all service. Today, Space Coast Regional Airport covers 1,650 acres (668 ha) and has two runways, and The Valiant Air Command is a frequently flyable collection of planes used in World Wars I & II. It is based here, along with a permanent collection of additional aircraft from the Korean War, the Vietnam War, the Cold War and the first Gulf War/Operation Desert Storm at the Valiant Air Command Warbird Museum. The museum provides an exhibit of air history, offering a static display of vintage Warbird aircraft.
WarBird # Museum by Stéphane Christeler

WarBird # Museum

by Stéphane Christeler

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