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Why I like Homestead GA Airport

Monday, November 17th, 2008

I was in Miami writing about NASCAR drivers who are pilots, and that included taking a look at the huge fleet of NASCAR aircraft that move the car teams around the country. All aircraft at left are NASCAR planes at Kendall-Tamiami. Notice the prominent racing name.  

For the race at Homestead Miami Speedway the crews use primarily Tamiami, but several use Homestead General Aviation Airport as well because, although it has shorter runways, it is closer. I no sooner showed up at Homestead Executive Jet Center than James Starkweather, husband of the owner of the Jet Center and owner of the Advanced Aircraft dealership at Tamiami to the north, said a Cirrus was waiting for me. “Would you like aerial views of the NASCAR track for your article?” The answer was easy. The results are published here and were taken two days before the final NASCAR race of the season. After the flight I drove a few hundred yards to Roberts Air South to see the jets used by Jack Roush of Roush-Fenway Racing, and Carl Edwards who at the time was in second place for both the Nationwide race series and the Sprint Cup series. There I met Max the dog who steals things. You’ll learn more in an upcoming feature on pilots who happen to be race car drivers or wives of drivers.