Amelia’s Little Airport

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Dramatic nighttime lighting highlights the unique design of the Fernandina Beach (Florida) Municipal Airport Terminal building. The design pays homage to the U.S. Navy F4U Corsair fighter plane that flew training missions from this airfield during WWII.

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The “Corsair” as seen from the plane’s starboard side (note the small green light at the end of the wing). The canopy (skylight) is highlighted with a series of LED lights.

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The terminal as seen from the runway side of the airfield.

A well-executed design that looks stunning at night. I’m sure this will be somewhat of an attraction here in Northeast Florida as the building will feature all types of memorabilia from the airfield’s connection to the Corsair and the training of Naval aviators during World War II.

Thanks for stopping by!


2 thoughts on “Amelia’s Little Airport

  1. Hmm, I’d have liked it if they had copied the dramatic bend of the F4U’s wings more realistically… but then it would certainly have been less usable as a building.

    Impressive little airport!!

    And that was an impressive plane!

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  2. Agreed on all points, Frank. It’s been fun documenting the building’s construction process. What an outstanding design to have greeting visitors to the island and when the Amelia Island Concours de Elegance is held (in March) it will be a great place to display some vintage cars and hold receptions on the observation deck. The airports’ close proximity to the Ritz-Carlton Amelia Island makes it a great place for the ultra-rich to fly in with their private jets and spend the Concours week in style.


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