On September 19, 2014, US Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced that the FAA will give the John Wayne Orange County Airport $2,918,052 in federal funding including $71,695 in entitlement funding and $2,846,357 in discretionary funding. The $2.9 million in funding will allow the county to begin the first phase of construction of a new runway for the airport. Runway 3/21 and it’s taxiway will be realigned further away from the Wallkill River protecting it from flooding and creating a runway safety zone. Read more>
When you travel, access to free Wi-Fi is delightful. Not only is free Wi-Fi convenient in situations where internet access is necessary but it can help to fill the time during long layovers. Unfortunately not all airports offer free Wi-Fi, in fact some charge a service fee and have usage limitations in place. Travelers coming through JWA will be pleased to learn that the John Wayne Airport offers free wireless internet connections throughout the concourses, concession areas and lounges of the Thomas F. Riley Terminal. The free service can be found as wireless network, JWAFREEWIFI. *When traveling, always beware of fake unsecure networks which are created in the hope of …..
Many people don’t realize that John Wayne International Airport has a tourist destination located right on the Airport grounds. Lyon Air Museum, the only Orange County aircraft museum, is home to educational exhibits including historical aircrafts and related memorabilia. The museum, located on the west side of the Orange County Airport, was founded by Major General William Lyon, an Army Air Corp veteran of WWII and Korea, in 2009. Many of the artifacts are part of General Lyon’s personal collection. The mission of the museum is to “provide a quality venue of inspiration where the stories of aviation’s past can touch the lives of its visitors”. The exhibits place an …..