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Remembering the day that forever changed aviation – Part 3

Nearly every generation has “one event” which not only left unforgettable memories of where people were and what they were doing when it happened, but was a pivotal time in our collective history. September 11, 2001, is that event for our generation. Fifteen years ago, our nation suffered an inconceivable horror on our own front doorstep. The […]

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Remembering the day that forever changed aviation – Part 2

Nearly every generation has “one event” which not only left unforgettable memories of where people were and what they were doing when it happened, but was a pivotal time in our collective history. September 11, 2001, is that event for our generation. Fifteen years ago, our nation suffered an inconceivable horror on our own front doorstep. The […]

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Remembering the day that forever changed aviation – Part 1

Nearly every generation has “one event” which not only left unforgettable memories of where people were and what they were doing when it happened, but was a pivotal time in our collective history. September 11, 2001, is that event for our generation. Fifteen years ago, our nation suffered an inconceivable horror on our own front doorstep. The […]

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Happy Anniversary, Delta

  How time flies! Last week, Delta officially celebrated 70 years of continuous air service in Jacksonville. Delta began operating here in 1945 at Imeson Airport.  At the time, Imeson was the city’s commercial service airport. As Jacksonville has grown, so has Delta’s presence here. The airline originally started service on December 1, 1945, with […]

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Soaring to Show Appreciation

Imagine getting to take a ride in a classic airplane. Leaving behind the cares, aches and pains of daily life for a short respite high in the sky. A group of military veterans, currently residing in assisted care facilities, were able to take to the skies over Jacksonville, thanks to the Ageless Aviation Dreams Foundation. […]

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Coloring a Child’s Airport Experience

We’re no fools. We know that flying with children can be stressful even when everything goes according to plan. Tack on flight delays, cancellations, inclimate weather, tight connections and meltdowns into the experience, and it can be truly awful. At Jacksonville International Airport (JAX), we wanted to play a small part in helping parents get […]

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Welcome to the “Jetstream!”

Welcome to the Jacksonville Aviation Authority’s (JAA) official blog, “Jetstream.” We created it to discuss unique and interesting things happening at the four airports we manage. Quite a bit goes on behind-the-scenes that many people might not be aware of, but may find interesting. What goes into courting new airlines to Jacksonville? Why don’t we […]

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