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The '''Daytona Beach International Airport''' is a regional airport located just west of Daytona Beach, Florida.  The airport is consistently one of the top 20 busiest in the United States in terms of aircraft operations, but sees very few airline operations.  A number of major flight schools (most notably Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University) are located on the field and operate hundreds of training flights per day in light aircraft.  Each year during February and July the airport becomes a busy hub for corporate traffic, as race teams ferry equipment and personnel into Daytona for NASCAR races. During the race weeks Daytona becomes a bustling airport ripe for spotting, during the rest of the year spotting in Daytona is less than noteworthy.
  
 
==Official Spotting Locations==
 
==Official Spotting Locations==
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No official spotting locations exist on the Daytona Beach airport.
  
===Location===
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==Other Spotting Locations==
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===ERAU Dirt Lot===
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The dirt parking lot on the South side of the Embry-Riddle campus is a popular location for students when Runway 25R is in use.  While the sunlight rarely favors this location, an electrical transformer box provides elevation over the fence for photography, and aircraft taxi to within feet of the fence line.
  
==Other Spotting Locations==
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===Midway Avenue Dirt Lot===
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A parking area exists between Midway Avenue and the Daytona Speedway just west of the airport's terminal.  As with all locations around Daytona, there is no easy way to photograph over the fence, but shooting through the fence can yield good photographs of aircraft taxiing on Taxiway November, especially in the late afternoon.
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===ERAU Rear Parking Lot===
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===ATP Jetcenter Vacant Lot===
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A vacant lot exists just North of the ATP Jetcenter FBO where the Volusia County Mosquito Control office was formerly located.  As of Fall 2010, this lot was being excavated for environmental abatement and the dirt mounds provided excellent viewing over the fence.  This vacant lot is one of the only areas in Daytona which has favorable lighting for photography.  When Runway 25R is in use this location is ideal.  When the 7's are being used, parking along the airport fence on Belvue Ave. Ext. is possible, but is still not as close to the runway.  As long as the lot continues to be vacant, this is by far the best spotting location in Daytona.
  
Provides good views of planes on short final, holding short of, & lining up on 25R.
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==Locations to Avoid==
 
==Locations to Avoid==
 
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The Volusia County Sheriff's office takes pride in removing spotters from the airport perimeter.  If hassled by the police, simply move along; they do not respond well to logic and reason.  If your aim is to avoid the police, stick to Embry-Riddle's campus, otherwise be prepared to be told not to park near the airport fence.
===Location===
 
  
 
==Regular Traffic==
 
==Regular Traffic==
 
*'''Delta'''  
 
*'''Delta'''  
 
**MD-88
 
**MD-88
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**A319
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**DC-9-50
 
**CRJ-200, CRJ-700 operated by ASA
 
**CRJ-200, CRJ-700 operated by ASA
 
*'''US Airways'''
 
*'''US Airways'''
**CRJ-200 operated by Air Wisconsin & PSA Airlines
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**CRJ-200 and CRJ-700 operated by Air Wisconsin & PSA Airlines
  
 
==Facilities and Transportation==
 
==Facilities and Transportation==
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The airport is connected to the VOTRAN bus network, but service is sporadic and limited.  Outside of the Embry-Riddle campus, a car is necessary for any spotting.

Revision as of 04:10, 21 January 2011

Continent: North America Country: United States Region: Florida


Daytona Beach International Airport
Location Daytona Beach, Florida
IATA code DAB
ICAO code KDAB
Airport type Commercial
Website http://flydaytonafirst.com
Overview map Google Maps
Communications
Tower 120.7, 118.1
Ground 121.9
Clearance 119.3
Approach 118.85(N 4000-7500), 125.35(S 3500 & BLO), 125.72(8000-11000), 125.8(N 3500 & BLO), 127.075(S 4000-7500)
Departure123.9
ATIS 120.05
Departure122.95

The Daytona Beach International Airport is a regional airport located just west of Daytona Beach, Florida. The airport is consistently one of the top 20 busiest in the United States in terms of aircraft operations, but sees very few airline operations. A number of major flight schools (most notably Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University) are located on the field and operate hundreds of training flights per day in light aircraft. Each year during February and July the airport becomes a busy hub for corporate traffic, as race teams ferry equipment and personnel into Daytona for NASCAR races. During the race weeks Daytona becomes a bustling airport ripe for spotting, during the rest of the year spotting in Daytona is less than noteworthy.

Official Spotting Locations

No official spotting locations exist on the Daytona Beach airport.

Other Spotting Locations

ERAU Dirt Lot

The dirt parking lot on the South side of the Embry-Riddle campus is a popular location for students when Runway 25R is in use. While the sunlight rarely favors this location, an electrical transformer box provides elevation over the fence for photography, and aircraft taxi to within feet of the fence line.

  • JetPhotos.net sample photo: large

Midway Avenue Dirt Lot

A parking area exists between Midway Avenue and the Daytona Speedway just west of the airport's terminal. As with all locations around Daytona, there is no easy way to photograph over the fence, but shooting through the fence can yield good photographs of aircraft taxiing on Taxiway November, especially in the late afternoon.

  • JetPhotos.net sample photo: large

ATP Jetcenter Vacant Lot

A vacant lot exists just North of the ATP Jetcenter FBO where the Volusia County Mosquito Control office was formerly located. As of Fall 2010, this lot was being excavated for environmental abatement and the dirt mounds provided excellent viewing over the fence. This vacant lot is one of the only areas in Daytona which has favorable lighting for photography. When Runway 25R is in use this location is ideal. When the 7's are being used, parking along the airport fence on Belvue Ave. Ext. is possible, but is still not as close to the runway. As long as the lot continues to be vacant, this is by far the best spotting location in Daytona.

  • JetPhotos.net sample photo: large
  • JetPhotos.net sample photo: large

Locations to Avoid

The Volusia County Sheriff's office takes pride in removing spotters from the airport perimeter. If hassled by the police, simply move along; they do not respond well to logic and reason. If your aim is to avoid the police, stick to Embry-Riddle's campus, otherwise be prepared to be told not to park near the airport fence.

Regular Traffic

  • Delta
    • MD-88
    • A319
    • DC-9-50
    • CRJ-200, CRJ-700 operated by ASA
  • US Airways
    • CRJ-200 and CRJ-700 operated by Air Wisconsin & PSA Airlines

Facilities and Transportation

The airport is connected to the VOTRAN bus network, but service is sporadic and limited. Outside of the Embry-Riddle campus, a car is necessary for any spotting.