Welcome to my newest home here as the Dallas Airlines and Airports Examiner. I am thrilled to be writing this column, as anything aviation is a passion of mine- and Dallas is certainly the town for aviation related news. The metroplex is host to 3 main airports, Dallas Fort Worth International (DFW), Dallas Love Field (DAL), and Addison (ADS). DFW alone boasts almost 2,000 flights per day, serving 60 million passengers per year. There are 5 different museums devoted to aviation in the area where one can explore Dallas' rich aviation history.
I had the pleasure of visiting the Frontiers of Flight Museum last year for the Veteran's Day Ceremony honoring the WASP's of Texas (Women Airforce Service Pilots). I would highly reccommend a visit. I learned so much about aviations history and particularly in the Dallas area. The day was higlighted by being able to meet and speak with Texas' remaining WASPs. These women flew for their country in WWII, and visiting with them now when they are in their 80's and hearing thier stories was quite an honor!
Dallas also contributes to aviation through training. Flight simulator facilities line Airport Drive at DFW, and pilots come from all over the world to train not only for private flying but commerical as well. Dallas is home to several great flight schools (My first one included!) If you have been considering giving flying a go, it's a great place to so. Weather is generally co-operative for new pilots, and Addison is a training friendly airport to learn at. If engineless flying is more your thing check out the Texas Soaring Association , about 30 miles south of Dallas in Midlothian, Texas. The club operates from its own airfield and owns six single and four two-place sailplanes, plus four Pawnee towplanes.
You can probably see by now why I am so excited to be writing about aviation in Dallas! There is so much to write about! I would love to explore your questions, and thoughts on aviation and airport happenings as well so please fell free to email me at :EarthboundMisfit321@hotmail.com
Fly safe & Happy Travels!