Fla. airport is home to working propeller planes

02/5/2013 | Sun-Sentinel (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.)

A dozen large propeller planes including Douglas DC-3s and Convair 340s are still in use at Opa-Locka Executive Airport in Florida. The planes, which were the airlines' and military's workhorses of the 1940s and 1950s, fly cargo and sometimes respond to oil spills. Opa-Locka's airport is steeped in aviation history; it was Amelia Earhart's starting point when attempting to fly around the world in 1937, and was home to a naval air station during World War II.

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