JACKSONVILLE, August 28, 2014 – The Jacksonville Aviation Authority (JAA) recently opened an aircraft observation area at Jacksonville International Airport (JAX). Located off Pecan Park Rd., between Terrell Rd. and Dixie Clipper Rd., and at the end of runway 32, visitors can park inside a fenced, gravel-surfaced area and safely enjoy plane watching. The Observation Area is open from sunrise to sunset.
Amenities include ample parking spots, a seating area and a solar powered speaker system that broadcasts conversations between the air traffic controllers and pilots or ground crew.
“We’re pleased to make this safe, family friendly space available to aviation enthusiasts and plane watchers in our community,” said Steve Grossman, Executive Director/CEO of the JAA. “They’re sure to get some great photos and videos of the air traffic using runway 32.”