I spent most my days in New York City, right under the famous Canarsie approach for JFK… But I also have a place in Sarasota Florida, and Rome, New York. I am aware many people have heard of sarasota, but as I look up KRME, or Rome New York on IFC, the only things that come up are my own posts (at time of writing this). I am curious if anyone has heard of this airport, better yet, flew to it on IF, even better, saw in real life? It is a former Air Force base, and former host of world famous concert, Woodstock ‘99! Rome is a beautiful little city, east of Syracuse New York, but north of Utica. About 5 hour drive from NYC.
It is now mainly a general aviation airport, although it does serve Netjets, about twice a day usually. No commercial airliners fly to it. However, the air National guard uses it for training! It is normal to see C-5s, c-17s, and KC135s performing touch and goes. Another thing to note, is it is a big hub for dissembling aircraft. For example, there is almost always at least two 747-400s parked near the hangar. On top of all of this incredible facts, it is also home to Eastern Air Defense Sector building, which played a big roll in getting everyone on the ground on 9/11! They also have an incredible B-52 bomber that was based at this airport when it was operational to the Air Force completely! Here are some photos of the base that I took!
#4, the b-52 tail I am proud of if I do say so myself lol. As I said, please let me know your stories (if you have any)
Have a lovely day :)