Hey Doug I'll be at VPS on Friday any chance you'll be in town, I assume since its so close to ATL it's not an overnight spot for you. If you ever get the chance get over to Pennsacola Naval Air Station and check out the Aviation Museum ... imo one of the best.
I've spend alot of time up there testing for work... most of my time was spend out on the ranges in a test van, but you sometimes get a nice airshow (was out there one night when an AC-130 was practicing - that was awesome!). Ft. Walton is a pretty boring place but the beaches are nice, redneck riveria and all...
Hopefully they set you up in a beachfront hotel, last time I was up there this summer we were in the Radisson beach resort and I lucked out with a newly redone room on the 7th floor that had a floor-to-ceiling view of the gulf - it was awesome!
WHen I went to DTW-Jamaica about 4 times (1994-1998) we went on a ATA L1011...beutiful planes....but anyway in Jamaica every single time we got off the plane with a stair truck. Long Climb/decent down that thang!
wow Doug that is awesome! I fly out of VPS a lot...but not lately as it hasnt been as great of savings vs. KPNS. I used to always fly on the CRJ outta there. Is the Maddog service a seasonal thing? Finally....how do you like all those F15s on that long taxi ??