Miami-Opa Locka Executive Airport (KOPF)
Miami-Opa Locka Executive Airport is located 11 miles (18 km) north of downtown Miami, partly within the city limits of Opa-Locka. Located in Miami-Dade County, Florida, it is a joint civil-military airport operated by the Miami-Dade Aviation Department. The airport spans 1,880 acres at an elevation of 8 feet (2 m). In 2017, Miami-Opa Locka Executive Airport (OPF) reported 147,638 operations, for an average of 404 per day.
Special Amenities at Chicago Executive Airport
Because Chicago Executive Airport is primarily used as a private jet airport with only a few, if any, commercial or military flights coming through the airport, there are special amenities that aren’t typically found in more commercial airports.
Public Viewing Area
The airport’s management created a private viewing area in 2007 that is open 24/7 for enthusiasts to view different private jets take off and land. The area offers bleachers for seating, picnic tables, and a lit parking lot.
Although they’ve been suspended until 2023 due to COVID-19, the airport runs regular tours of its facilities. The tour includes a briefing in the Airport Administration Office Board Room, a bus tour of the airport’s airfield, a tour of at least one of the FBOs, and even the opportunity to go on an aircraft, if one is available.