Navarre Stories and Tips

Fort Walton Beach Airport – Eglin Air Force Base

Use the same runway as the F15s!

If you have boys in your crew, this may be the airport for you. As you taxi to and from the terminal, you pass Air Force aircraft and equipment of all kinds. The adult "boys" were more excited than the 5 and 3 year olds.

This is a small regional terminal that caters to military personnel and families heading to the beach; it does not have extensive services. There are no bathrooms in the secured area, so pass thru as late as possible if you have small children. Also, we noticed unclaimed luggage was left unattended on the carousel.

Be aware that it does not have an Alamo Car Rental, which was offering the cheapest prices when we visited. The other rental agencies were running short on larger vehicles and offering deep discounts to those who reserved larger cars but were willing to move down a notch. I discuss other area military activity in the general journal.

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