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I think people should pay more attention to the southeastern US in terms of aviation.

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  • I think people should pay more attention to the southeastern US in terms of aviation.

    With the exception of Charleston (mostly), people don't really look down here in the South Carolina and North Carolina area. We literally have:
    • CLT - Charlotte Douglas Intl. Airport (7th busiest airport in the world and second largest AA hub, along with where Cactus 1549 is being held in the museum).
    • CAE - Columbia Metro. and the surrounding areas (multiple air force bases with F-16's and Apache's).
    • AGS - Augusta Regional (Every year the annual Golf Masters Tournament is held at Augusta, meaning insane private jet traffic).
    • GSP - Greenville Spartanburg Intl. (The largest BMW factory is connected directly to Greenville airport cargo area, and many 747s fly in, an AN-124 often)
    • MYR - Myrtle Beach Intl. (One of the bases of Omega Air Tanker with their 707 and DC-10).
    • GSO - Greensboro Piedmont Triad Intl. (Greensboro is where Boom Supersonic will have their Overture factory and is also the main base of Samaritans Purse).
    Also some notable feats of these airports:
    • AF1 (Obama) once landed at CAE, and many military aircraft such as P8 Poseidons, C-130s, C-5s, and C-17s do training rounds there each day (obviously they fly in from somewhere else). It's also one of only six regional cargo hubs UPS has and is one of the few airports to see Fedex ATR-42s and ATR-72s.
    • AN-124s have landed at GSP plenty of times in the past because of the BMW factory there.
    • CLT is another Prime Air hub and is a smaller Samaritans Purse base. It has also had the AN-225 land there, to replace an engine for an AA 777-200ER.
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