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Private Jet Charter Services - Opa Locka Airport (KOPF)

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How accessible is Miami-Opa locka Executive Airport?

Just ask Amazon. The retail and shipping behemoth is building a $92 million, 885,000-square-foot distribution center in the airport’s Carrie Meek International Business Park. It is expected to open by the end of 2018.

Anyone who charters a private jet into Miami is sure to find Opa locka Executive Airport as convenient to South Florida as Amazon does.

Where is Opa locka?

The airport code for Miami-Opa locka Executive Airport is OPF. Its ICAO code is KOPF.

Opa Locka Airport

Fontainebleau Aviation FBO at Opa Locka Airport Picture Source

It has been designated as a reliever airport for Miami International Airport (MIA), which is located 15 miles south of Opa locka.

If you want to rent a private jet into Miami, it is much easier to get into and out of Opa locka than MIA, which is one of the busiest airports in the world, having served 44.1 million domestic and international passengers in 2017. MIA is ranked No. 1 in the United States and No. 11 in the world in international freight and third in the country in the number of international passengers.

Opa locka is seven miles from Hard Rock Stadium, where the Miami Dolphins play football; 14 miles from Marlins Park, where the Florida Marlins play baseball; 20 miles from Miami Beach; and 20 miles to downtown Miami.

Other general aviation airports associated with Miami International Airport are:

  • Miami Executive Airport (TMB)
  • Miami Homestead General Aviation Airport (X51)
  • Dade-Collier Training and Transition Airport (TNT)

Opa locka Executive Airport has three runways, one of which, at 8,002 feet, is one of the longest general aviation runways in the United States.

Airport Information for Opa Locka Airport (KOPF, OPF)

LOCATIONMiami, FL, United States
Runway Length (ft) Width (ft) Surface Type Elevation (ft)
09L/27R 8002 150 ASPH-G 8
09R/27L 4306 100 ASPH-G 8
12/30 6800 150 ASPH-G 8
18/36 4394 100 ASPH-F 8

Bombardier Challenger 300 Landing at Opa-Locka Executive Airport

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The FBOs at OPF

The three full-service, 24-hour, fixed-base operators at Miami-Opa locka Executive Airport promise quick and easy access to the airport and its three runways. There are no landing fees and there is a wide range of repair and maintenance services as well as U.S. Customs service available to private jet owners and charters. While they operate independently, they have joined forces to make general airport improvements. The three FBOs are:

Fontainebleau Aviation

Fontainebleau Aviation FBO

Fontainebleau Aviation FBO Picture Source

Fontainebleau Aviation boasts of being minutes from downtown, the Miami Design District and Hollywood-Fort Lauderdale. It has one of the largest canopies in the Southeast with 235,000 square feet of hangar parking, office space and onsite maintenance on 52 acres.

Among the amenities listed on its website are:

  • First-class hangars
  • Executive suites/maintenance offices with direct hangar access
  • Conference rooms
  • Crew lounge
  • Full-service concierge
  • Onsite 145 Repair Station
  • VIP access to Turnberry Properties
  • Go Rentals access

Signature Flight Support

Signature Flight Support boasts of being the perfect destination to sandy beaches, exceptional nightlife and downtown Miami. Among the amenities listed on its website are:

  • Several conference rooms
  • Gift shop
  • Kitchen
  • Passenger lounge
  • Ramp side vehicle access
  • Restrooms/showers
  • Snooze room
  • Vending machines
  • Wi-Fi

Atlantic Aviation

Atlantic Aviation boasts of being minutes from downtown, South Beach and Bal Harbour and providing state of the art amenities in a newer facility. Among the amenities listed on its website are:

  • Hangar space
  • Pilot’s lounge, snooze room, showers
  • On-site cafe
  • Ramp canopy
  • Wi-Fi
  • Crew cars
  • Go Rentals access
  • Conference room

Opa locka Airport history

First he built the city; then he built the airport.

Glenn Curtiss, aviation enthusiast and one of the founders of the U.S. aircraft industry, was born in 1878.

After his family moved to Florida in the 1920s, Curtiss founded 18 corporations, served on civic commissions – and developed or helped develop the Miami suburbs of Hialeah, Opa locka and Miami Springs, where he built his family home that has been refurbished and opened as a museum in his honor.

Opa locka is an abbreviation of a Seminole Indian word, Opa-tisha-wocka-locka, which means “wooded hammock in a swamp.” (Curtiss shortened the name to “Opa locka” in 1921, according to the Miami-Dade Metropolitan Planning Organization.)

He said he wanted the city to be as beautiful as Coral Gables so he built more than 100 Moorish style buildings with domes, minarets and outdoor staircases during the Florida land boom of the late 1920s. He named the streets after characters from the Arabian Nights, such as Ali Baba and Aladdin. Opa locka had its own airport, zoo and golf course.

Miami-Opa locka Executive Airport and the area surrounding were part of many famous – and infamous – historical events.

Amelia Earhart started her ill-fated trip around the world in 1937 at Miami Municipal Airport, just south of Opa locka.

The German dirigible “Graf Zeppelin” stopped at the Naval Air Station Miami (which later became Opa locka Airport) on its Germany-Brazil-United States-Germany route. And, the U.S. Navy Dirigible “Akron” crashed in a thunderstorm in 1933 after leaving Opa locka.

In the Cold War era, according to Miami International Airport’s archives, Opa locka Airport played a part in both military and civilian efforts, including the infamous “Black Flights” to Guatemala in the 1950s; the Bay of Pigs invasion and the Cuban Missile Crisis in the early 1960s.

The airport served as a Navy and Marine air station during the Korean War.

Curtiss had given the airport to the Navy shortly before he died in 1930. In 1962, the deed for the airport was transferred to Miami-Dade County but it remains a military presence with its busy Coast Guard Air Station.

Events worthy of renting a private jet

If you are going to any of these annual events, going in style in a must.

Art Basel Miami Beach

Connecting art galleries to their customers is the goal of this event, which is held every December in Miami Beach.

It is one of three Art Basel shows – the other two are in Basel, Switzerland; and Hong Kong – that support the role galleries play in furthering the careers of artists.

It is one of the most sought-after events for both artists and buyers. More than 70,000 come to the show to see innovative, contemporary and modern pieces of art.

Galleries from North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia and Africa bring paintings, sculptures, installations, photographs and films to display in the main exhibition hall. Large‐scale artworks, films and performances are displayed outdoors.

The Miami Yacht Show

For more than 30 years, the Miami Yacht Show, which is held every February, has been one of the world’s most impressive in-water exhibitions of luxury yachts. Held along Collins Avenue, across from the Fontainebleau and Eden Roc hotels in Miami Beach, the show attracts an audience from around the world as more than 500 new and brokerage yachts are put on display.

Miami Music Week

Every year, during the last week of March, hundreds of thousands of people from around the world fly into Miami for an enormous dance party. Miami Music Week is one of the world’s most recognized electronic music events. Dozens of music and concert venues participate in a week-long marathon of parties featuring all the top electronic dance music (EDM) artists. In 2017, more than 1,200 artists performed at some 300 events.

Miami Book Fair

The Miami Book Fair International, which is called “the finest literary festival in the U.S.,” draws hundreds of thousands of readers and writers over eight days every November.

The book fair features six nights of readings and discussions with noted authors from the United States and around the world.

During the Festival of Authors, several hundred authors read and discuss their works.

During Street Fair weekend, more than 250 publishers and booksellers exhibit and sell books, including signed first editions and original manuscripts.

The first Miami Book Fair, founded by Miami Dade College and community partners, was held in 1984.

FBOs and Handlers at Opa Locka Airport, KOPF, OPF

Air Repair  4141 NW 145TH ST.  (305) 681-1278   
Miami Executive Aviation  15001 NW 42 AVE  (305) 687-8410   
National Aviation  4051 NW 145 ST  (305) 688-0077   
South Florida Av    (305) 687-3293   
Orion- Airside  14600 NW 42nd Ave  305-455-2295   
Orion Jet Center  15000 NW 44TH AVENUE
United States 
Fontainbleu Aviation  14200 NW 42ND AVE
Landmark Aviation  15001 N.W. 42nd Ave.
Opa Locka, FL 33054 
Signature Flight Support  15001 N.W. 42ND AVE.
Opa-Locka, FL 33054 
(305) 455-2295   

METAR Weather Data at Opa Locka Airport, KOPF, OPF

OBSERVEDThu Jul 18, 14:53 UTC
NOWThu Jul 18, 15:10 UTC
AGE17 min ago
WINDSSE at 12 mph
CLOUDSmostly cloudy
TEMP90°F (32°C)
DEWPT73°F (23°C)
BAROMETER1019 hPa (30.10 in Hg)
METARKOPF 181453Z 15010KT 10SM SCT042 BKN050 32/23 A3010 RMK AO2 LTG DSNT NW SLP192 T03170228 50003

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