I absolutely love this! Yet another amazing thing I ran across driving down less traveled back roads! This to me was astounding, most airports have fences around them, never have I seen an airport runway joining a main street with NO fence… and a sign that reads ‘Danger Active Runway Do Not Enter’ where the roads meet. You can actually turn right on to the runway with little notice of where you are.
I’ve taken photos of the signs around the runway for your viewing pleasure: ‘Private Active Airport No Trespassing Violators Will Be Prosecuted’, ‘No Parking This Side Of Street’, ‘Danger Active Runway Do Not Enter’. I encourage you to enlarge the photos below to see how close to the road these really are. I patiently waited in the rain for another car to pass by in order to show proximity to the signs. I only wish I could’ve been at the end of the road/runway when a plane took off to provide you a once-in-a-lifetime photo…. my hearts pounding already!!!! 🙂
You can find this one-of-a-kind Florida Key’s unprotected airport runway on US-1 at Mile Marker 25.0 turning onto West Shore Drive, go down .2 miles till you see the runway on your right sandwiched in-between North Airport Drive & South Airport Drive. Remember, DON’T turn onto the runway, as the sign says: ‘DANGER, ACTIVE RUNWAY DO NOT ENTER’… it could be hazardous to your health!