1943 Willys Jeep – 1950s Hotchkiss M201

This beautifully restored Jeep from World War II is on display at the Fernandina Beach airport terminal lobby. (Amelia Island, Florida)

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Wonderful attention to detail throughout – a stunning vehicle and a part of US-French history.

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Thanks for stopping by! – Chris

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F4U Corsair Model at the Fernandina Beach Airport Terminal

I finally got the chance to check out the Corsair reproduction that hangs in the airport terminal building here on Amelia Island. The terminal was completed late in 2018 and represents a significant upgrade to the facilities that it replaced. Well done to all involved!

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The Corsair was flown by the US Navy and Marines in the Pacific theater of operations during the latter stages of WWII and enjoyed a reputation that was second to none.

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The Corsair was powered by a super powerful Pratt & Whitney engine.

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The main lobby before the addition of the Corsair.

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The terminal building is designed to evoke a WWII F4U Corsair fighter-bomber.

Thanks for stopping by and if you find yourself anywhere near northeast Florida make time to stop and visit our unique airport terminal.

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Chris

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Happy Saturday! Welcome to Amelia Island

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Our new airport terminal building is now “officially” open.

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It’s been fun documenting the construction of this building starting back in early January of this year (2018). I think that all involved did an outstanding job.

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The Corsair has landed!

Thanks for stopping by! – Chris

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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!

Chris

Amelia Island’s New Airport Terminal – A Bold Design Executed Flawlessly

The Fernandina Beach, Amelia Island, Florida airport terminal is almost complete and the design is unique and stunning! Designed to pay homage to the U.S. Navy Corsair fighter from World War II.

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It’s sure to be a tourist attraction and I believe the designers should get a tip of the hat for taking such a bold idea and executing it to perfection. Here the workers are installing the last of the glass panels that form the skylight-canopy.

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Everywhere you look you see quality touches and the attention to detail is unmatched anywhere in the City of Fernandina Beach.

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From the second-floor observation deck looking towards the tail section.

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The runway side of the terminal is the airplane’s cowling – notice the Pratt & Whitney Eagle logo.

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What a cool bicycle rack!

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The Corsair has landed!

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Early stages of construction from January of this year.

What a lovely air terminal to welcome visitors and residents alike to beautiful Amelia Island. If you’re ever passing through extreme Northeast Florida, by all means, take the time to stop in and check out our terminal. They’ll be historical displays featured inside the three-story lobby specifically tailored to recognize our military heritage and the brave aviators that flew the Navy Corsairs during the War.

Thanks for stopping by!

Chris

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The new Fernandina Beach Municipal Airport terminal under construction.

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Thanks for stopping by!

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Chris and Carol ^.^

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.

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