The Addison Airport
Favorite thing: As I peered through the fence many small planes sat on the tarmac, ready to be taken up to the wild blue yonder. I imagined my husband at the controls of these luxury modes of transportation. He's always wished he had taken flying lessons.
Conceived in 1954 by a group of avid flying enthusiasts, Addison Airport is now owned by the Town of Addison and is the third largest general aviation airport in the U.S.
Due to its 7,200 foot runway, it can accommodate the larger aircraft. There are 750 planes based here. The airport offers 24 hr. full service fixed based operators, including Million Air and Mercury Air Services.
Other features are 24 hr. customs agent, FAA air traffic control tower and 24 hr. security. The website indicates they do not allow 'touch and go' training.
The Addison Airport is handily located north of Dallas and Love Field on Claire Chennault Drive. For more information call: 972-392-4850 or see www.addisontexas.net.
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Blueprints at Addison Circle
Favorite thing: Blueprints at Addison Circle was created as an 'exclamation point the traffic circle'. The structure stands 45 feet high, is 140 feet across and weighs 410,000 pounds with each pole weighing in a 9,000 pounds. The five petals of Blueprints contain detailed elements from the blueprints used to build many of the city's buildings and parks.
Location: Addison Circle at Quorum Drive and Addison Circle Drive.
Fondest memory: Quite an amazing site at night time.
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