NOTAM: JUN 5 2021
Hello MacAir, as some may have already noticed. The website may be "missing" a few things you are used to seeing. This was done intentionally.
Steve K. has worked very hard on providing an amazing event in celebration of our anniversary. To ensure we keep the integrity of the event intact we have removed the list of completed pending pireps for the public to see.
We realized that it is possible for pilots to see trends in submitted pireps and discover the location of the event. This will have no affect on your ability to submit pireps and have them accepted in a timely manner.
I appreciate everyone understanding. I will take this opportunity to thank Steve K. again for putting it all together and hope everyone participates.
Airport- KMLB Melbourne International Airport, FL
Division: Pilot’s Choice
KMLB was crowned as the “#1 Most Scenic Airport in America for Fourth Straight Year”. The article was written in Sep 2020, so maybe we’ll fly this DotM as a celebration for taking the crown for a fifth year. The listing was put out by PrivateFly, a global private jet charter company. It was a world ranks list, so while KMLB was #1 for the States, it was only #4 in the world.
Melbourne Airport has built up a lot in recent years. Delta has been flying daily service to Atlanta since 1983. American started a daily service to Charlotte in 2019 as well as seasonal service to Dallas and Philadelphia. TUI will begin direct flights here from the UK with newly purchased Boeing 787 Dreamliners in 2022. Aviation companies that serve nearby NASA have facilities at this airport, and an upstart company designing the first supersonic business jet will also be basing themselves here.
With 3 flight schools also housed at Melbourne, let’s just make this DotM Pilot’s Choice. While FSX users may not see that winning scenery upon approach, perhaps our MSFS brethren will.
WHERE IN THE WORLD IS CAPTAIN MAC LEG #2 !!!
Leg #2 – 2MW cutoff date = 30 Sep 21
1. This airport and city are located in the geographic center of the continent upon which it resides.
2. The first two letters and last two letters of the city will help you spell out an unrelated nation.
3. According to Wikipedia and SkyVector, the airport’s only runway measures at 7,546 feet long.