Maurice B. Quirin has been a landscape and transportation photographer since 1972. He's a member of the New Hampshire Aviation Historical Society and National Railway Historical Society. Mr. Quirin is co-author, with Edward W. Brouder Jr., of Manchester's Airport: Flying Through Time (ISBN 0-9721489-9-X). Mr. Quirin also worked as a freelance editor and anchor for The Wall Street Journal Radio Network and was news director at WBNS radio in Columbus, OH.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

The View from Blue Grass Airport

Just beyond the main runway at Blue Grass Airport, Thoroughbreds roam, romp and run --- whether at the famed Keeneland Race Course, Calumet Farm or Manchester Farm, as shown above, which bills itself as 'Kentucky's most recognized farm.'
Horses enjoy grazing in the grass along Bowman Mill Road on the way to Blue Grass Airport. A bit closer to the airport, a similar scene repeats itself along Parkers Mill Road.

The iconic bugler sounding the "call to the post" is integrated with the Stars and Stripes to form the Lexington airport's logo.  Thanks to The Lexington Herald-Leader for the video honoring retiring Keeneland bugler Bucky Sallee.

Air Wisconsin and PSA are contracted by U. S. Airways to fly the Lexington - Charlotte route.

 American Eagle serves Lexington with nonstop flights to Dallas-Ft. Worth and Chicago O'Hare.

Delta is the largest carrier serving Blue Grass Airport.  Pictured above is a Canadair regional jet arriving from Detroit Wayne County Airport. 

A chartered Boeing 757 is shown below landing from Tuscaloosa and taxiing to the terminal ramp.

Allegiant flies nonstop to several Florida destinations from LEX.  Flight 942 is shown landing from Ft. Lauderdale on Runway 22 and then taxiing to the terminal.