Windsock – Fernandina Beach Municipal Airport (KFHB) Amelia Island

The City of Fernandina Beach, Florida operates a public access airport on Amelia Island. Originally built by the U.S. Government and used by the U.S. Navy during the later stages of WWII as a training airfield.

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An iconic fixture at any airfield – the windsock.

Today the airport provides general aviation services for the public and serves as a gateway to Amelia Island and Fernandina Beach. A new terminal building is currently under construction at the airport and will feature a rather unique design. Updates to follow.

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The new terminal building under construction. When completed it will look like a WWII U.S. Navy Corsair airplane (at least look like its shape) complete with “wings”.

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A busy sky today – lots of contrails and cirrus clouds. Of course, all airports in the United States have controlled access for security reasons. I like the way the top of the fence blends with the treeline in the distance.

You can find out more about our airport and the City of Fernandina Beach here.

Thanks for stopping by!

Chris

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sky painting 101

Beautiful contrails paint the sky after sunset – 12.17.2017

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Multiple levels of contrails and cirrus. Contrails are condensation trails produced by the exhaust from high flying jets. As the trails “age” they spread out and become less distinct and sometimes can form a cloud layer. Some contrails evaporate quickly if the upper-level atmosphere is exceedingly dry.

Thanks for stopping by!

Camera: Samsung Galaxy S8+

Chris

Please respect that all content, including photos and text, are the property of this blog and its owner, Yashica Pentamatic Fanatic, Yashica Sailor Boy, Yashica Chris.

Copyright © 2015-2017 Yashica Pentamatic Fanatic, Chris Whelan
All rights reserved.