Abbott’s Spaceport?

I explored the following link http://slurl.com/secondlife/ABBOTTS/249/62/26/ purported to be Abbott’s Spaceport. What I found was certainly not like the picture. The site has been re-purposed to a functional airport (a small regional jet landed while I was exploring) and museum. I was a bit surprised because of the “historical” name and figured the aircraft were display only.

The airport and island are privately owned. One can get certain permissions from the owners and I would presume you can learn to fly there as well. There are four private planes visible at the moment. Two small experimental/high performance jets, one twin engine King Air and a smaller private prop plane. The prop plane is marked Pirate Air Racing Team and seems high performance in its own right. In that same hangar is a British-flagged helicopter (Sea King HAS Mk6). The British machine appears operational as its marking lights are functioning. It is odd that it is a blacked-out paint scheme. A jeep and a pickup truck also reside in that hangar as well. The pickup has emergency lights on it and one would presume it is a service vehicle for the airport. Same would hold true for the jeep.

There is a tower. Access was unavailable. There are two large halls which appear empty and offer no passage into other possible chambers.

While flying around the island, I discovered private residences and a country club on the other side of the island. The country club rents/teaches sailing on small craft. Vertically, there is another floating island with its own airport. Evidently, that area is private as I was asked politely to leave the area.

Overall, I was intrigued by the depth that players would invest themselves as I am sure all of this costs real dollars. At the moment, as a grandfather, I just cannot see putting money into a Second Life world. I need my monies in my first world.

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About "B" Bernheim
“B”, his nickname, returns to the other side of the desk after many years. Graduating from UNC-Charlotte in 1983 with a BA in Education (K-12), he entered active service with the US Army. He began teaching high school upon completion of his tour of duty. B taught Language Arts and Social Studies for one year at the middle school level. English, Composition, Public Speaking, Theater, Forensics, and Technical Theater are among the subjects he has taught in public high school settings. Most recently, he was a Strategies of Instruction teacher, Assistant Dean of Students, dorm parent, girls’ hockey coach and rock climbing instructor at The Forman School in Litchfield, CT. The Forman School is a 9-12 boarding school specifically targeting students who learn differently.

One Response to Abbott’s Spaceport?

  1. It’s unfortunate that they recently changed to this design. I think I will have to revisit using this space in the future. If you have an interest, maybe you could help locate a new space worth exploring. I would entertain any ideas that you have.

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