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Fiberglass Lightning

20 May 2015

Fiberglass Lighting

25° 47′ 01″ N / 80° 17′ 18″ W

94 Aero Squadron sign — photo by Joseph May

94th Aero Squadron sign along Red Road — photo by Joseph May

The 94th Aero Squadron is a theme restaurant which can be found in several cities. It has the charm of a WW I aerodrome headquartered in a French estate’s château. They are located at airports with views of an active runway, which adds wonderfully to the aviation historical motif of the operation. Outside may be found war relics of more recent vintage — or are they?

94th Aero Squadron rear elevation — photo by Joseph May

94th Aero Squadron rear elevation which faces one of the main runways of MIA — photo by Joseph May

The 94th Aero Squadron restaurant located on the southern boundary of Miami International Airport (the SE corner of Red Road and Perimeter Road in Miami FL) has an unblemished Lockheed P-38 Lightning in the open by the parking lot. Such a valuable aircraft exposed to the elements and potentially vandals? No worries though, since it is a replica made from fiberglass — so value and history are not at risk. A substantial undertaking no doubt and what a charming addition to the overall theme.

Fiberglass Lightning — photo by Joseph May

Fiberglass Lightning with the 94th Aero Squadron in the background— photo by Joseph May

Fiberglass Lightning — photo by Joseph May

The fiberglass Lightning is firmly secured to a concrete pad — photo by Joseph May

Fiberglass Lightning — photo by Joseph May

Fiberglass Lightning’s commanding view over the airspace of MIA — photo by Joseph May

Fiberglass Lightning — photo by Joseph May

Fiberglass Lightning fuselage pod — photo by Joseph May

Fiberglass Lightning — photo by Joseph May

Fiberglass Lightning view emphasizing its minimal parasitic drag — photo by Joseph May

Fiberglass Lightning — photo by Joseph May

A Frontier Airlines airliner lands in full view from the 94th Aero Squadron restaurant — photo by Joseph May

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. shortfinals permalink
    20 May 2015 10:07

    Fibreglass? (Sorry, fiberglass!) Goodness, they’ll be making aircraft out of wood, next!! 🙂

    • travelforaircraft permalink*
      27 May 2015 08:29

      “Fibreglass” is allowed here — we do try to be international in our audience 😉

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