Information and Photos
Courtesy of Chris Whelan
February 11, 2018 4:24 p.m.
Chris Whelan is doing a great job keeping us informed of the new terminal construction taking place at the Fernandina Beach Municipal Airport. Scroll down to see the photos below showing the left side of the building from Airport Road, the left wing installed, the foundation ready for a concrete pour, the 2nd floor roof structure, the underside of the right wing structure, and the completed semi-circle that will form the fuselage of the center roof over the main lobby.
According to Chris, “The construction looks to be of the highest quality.” He also said the work-site is clean and organized, and everywhere there is “excellent attention to detail.”
Editor’s Note: Chris Whelan joined the United States Navy straight out of college in 1975 and served for 22 years as a Navy Aerographer’s Mate – the Navy’s meteorologists and oceanographers. Chris earned the American Meteorological Society (AMS) Broadcast Seal of Approval in 1994 and was an on-air meteorologist for the local television station WTLV starting in 1986 until he retired in 2004. Chris came to our island in 1991 and spends his time photographing the sights of our wonderful island, collecting and restoring vintage cameras, and being involved with local environmental issues, and enjoying his family. We thank Chris for his contributions to the Fernandina Observer.