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ID 26877 Views: 318
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Airline / Aircraft Type Location and Date Photographer
Airport Buildings/Property
Airport Terminal Internal View
Quepos - La Managua (XQP/MRQP)
Costa Rica, March 8, 2007
Chuck Slusarczyk Jr.
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None (cn None) A 2007 view of the interior of the open-air terminal building at Quepos/La Managua airport in Costa Rica. On a previous visit nine years earlier, the airport featured a gravel runway and a thatched-roof building smaller than this one.

ID 26876 Views: 402
Photo Comments: 1
Airline / Aircraft Type Location and Date Photographer
Nature Air
DeHavilland Canada DHC-6-300 Twin Otter
Quepos - La Managua (XQP/MRQP)
Costa Rica, March 8, 2007
Chuck Slusarczyk Jr.
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TI-AZC (cn 433) Photographed out of the side window of Sansa Caravan TI-BAN as we pull up to the terminal at La Managua in Quepos. The Twin Otter is about to depart in the opposite direction from the one that we just arrived on, which is pretty much the norm here at Quepos.

ID 26875 Views: 392
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Airline / Aircraft Type Location and Date Photographer
Sansa
Cessna 208B Grand Caravan
Quepos - La Managua (XQP/MRQP)
Costa Rica, March 8, 2007
Chuck Slusarczyk Jr.
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TI-BAN (cn 208B0710) On short final to La Managua in Quepos, Costa Rica (XQP/MRQP), we pass over palm oil plantations that only stop to make room for the runway. Just beyond the hills lies the Pacific Ocean, a tropical paradise, and the gateway to Manuel Antonio National Park.

ID 26874 Views: 421
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Airline / Aircraft Type Location and Date Photographer
Sansa
Cessna 208B Grand Caravan
Alajuela (San Jose) - Juan Santamaria International (SJO/MROC)
Costa Rica, March 8, 2007
Chuck Slusarczyk Jr.
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TI-BAN (cn 208B0710) Four years ago from this very day, I was sitting in the Sansa terminal at San Jose, Costa Rica awaiting my ride to Quepos, an old fishing village situated on the Pacific coast, and an increasingly popular tourist destination. This turned out to be one of the most memorable and best vacations of my life! I shot this photo from inside the tiny Sansa terminal as my friend and I greeted the arrival of the aircraft that would take us to paradise.

ID 18594 Views: 334
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Airline / Aircraft Type Location and Date Photographer
Sansa
Cessna 208B Grand Caravan
Quepos - La Managua (XQP/MRQP)
Costa Rica, March 8, 2007
Chuck Slusarczyk Jr.
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TI-AZU (cn 208B0640) (Best to view at 1152.) Turning out for departure, this Sansa Caravan is headed back to San Jose, from where I had arrived just a short while ago aboard another Sansa Caravan. Since my first time in the tropical paradise of Quepos Costa Rica, La Managua airport had upgraded its services with an actual paved runway and upgraded "terminal" facilities.

ID 11719 Views: 306
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Airline / Aircraft Type Location and Date Photographer
American Airlines
Boeing 757-223
Alajuela (San Jose) - Juan Santamaria International (SJO/MROC)
Costa Rica, March 8, 2007
Chuck Slusarczyk Jr.
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N692AA (cn 26972) Coming in for a runway 07 arrival on a nice evening in paradise!

ID 11718 Views: 394
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Airline / Aircraft Type Location and Date Photographer
ABX Air
Boeing 767-232 BDSF
Alajuela (San Jose) - Juan Santamaria International (SJO/MROC)
Costa Rica, March 8, 2007
Chuck Slusarczyk Jr.
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N739AX (cn 22216) Arriving in San Jose Costa Rica with just enough light left from the setting sun to get this shot from my hotel yard.

ID 11714 Views: 854
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Airline / Aircraft Type Location and Date Photographer
Sansa
Cessna 208B Grand Caravan
Quepos - La Managua (XQP/MRQP)
Costa Rica, March 8, 2007
Chuck Slusarczyk Jr.
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TI-AZU (cn 208B0640) A Sansa Caravan lifts off of runway 04 at Aerodromo La Managua in Quepos on a hot afternoon in this coastal city.

ID 11711 Views: 372
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Airline / Aircraft Type Location and Date Photographer
Sansa
Cessna 208B Grand Caravan
Quepos - La Managua (XQP/MRQP)
Costa Rica, March 8, 2007
Chuck Slusarczyk Jr.
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TI-AZU (cn 208B0640) Feeling tropical? This Caravan has just arrived from San Jose with a load of excited tourists visiting this beautiful paradise. Quepos' runway is a one-way runway due to the jungle on this end, with arrivals coming in one direction and departing in the opposite direction.

ID 11710 Views: 357
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Airline / Aircraft Type Location and Date Photographer
Sansa
Cessna 208B Grand Caravan
Quepos - La Managua (XQP/MRQP)
Costa Rica, March 8, 2007
Chuck Slusarczyk Jr.
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TI-AZU (cn 204B0640) Arriving in Quepos Costa Rica from San Jose, this Sansa Caravan is approaching its parking spot with another load of tourists.

ID 3236 Views: 386
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Airline / Aircraft Type Location and Date Photographer
Sansa
Cessna 208B Grand Caravan
Quepos - La Managua (XQP/MRQP)
Costa Rica, March 8, 2007
Chuck Slusarczyk Jr.
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TI-BAN (cn 208B0710) A view of the airport terminal at La Managua Aerodrome as we pull up to our parking space on board Sansa Caravan TI-BAN. The first time I came here, the terminal had a thatched roof! March 8, 2007

ID 3232 Views: 309
Photo Comments: 1
Airline / Aircraft Type Location and Date Photographer
Sansa
Cessna 208B Grand Caravan
Quepos - La Managua (XQP/MRQP)
Costa Rica, March 8, 2007
Chuck Slusarczyk Jr.
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TI-BAN (cn 208B0710) A head on view of TI-BAN as it sits on the ramp at La Managua Aerodrome after bringing us to Quepos from San Jose. March 8, 2007

ID 3231 Views: 305
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Airline / Aircraft Type Location and Date Photographer
Sansa
Cessna 208B Grand Caravan
Alajuela (San Jose) - Juan Santamaria International (SJO/MROC)
Costa Rica, March 8, 2007
Chuck Slusarczyk Jr.
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TI-BAP (cn 208B0789) Departing from San Jose on its way to one of the many smaller airports in Costa Rica. March 8, 2007

ID 3227 Views: 293
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Airline / Aircraft Type Location and Date Photographer
Sansa
Airport Terminal External View
Alajuela (San Jose) - Juan Santamaria International (SJO/MROC)
Costa Rica, March 8, 2007
Chuck Slusarczyk Jr.
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None (cn None) The outside of the Sansa terminal in San Jose may seem a bit scary by US standards, but rest assured the operation is a safe and professional one I wouldn\\\'t hesitate to fly on again. All the people we encountered were friendly, efficient, and committed to safety. March 8, 2007

ID 3226 Views: 280
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Airline / Aircraft Type Location and Date Photographer
Sansa
None
Alajuela (San Jose) - Juan Santamaria International (SJO/MROC)
Costa Rica, March 8, 2007
Chuck Slusarczyk Jr.
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Registration/Serial No. | Remarks & Notes
None (cn None) If you have some time to wait before your next Sansa flight and you just don't want to stay inside the terminal, you can always visit our tropical veranda complete with man-made and natural shade elements, an open and contemporary gazebo, as well as form fitting ergonomically designed lounge chairs. Well rested and refreshed, your flight is only feet away! March 8, 2007

ID 3225 Views: 313
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Airline / Aircraft Type Location and Date Photographer
Sansa
Airport Terminal Internal View
Alajuela (San Jose) - Juan Santamaria International (SJO/MROC)
Costa Rica, March 8, 2007
Chuck Slusarczyk Jr.
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None (cn None) The remodeled interior of the Sansa terminal at San Jose is bright and clean, in contrast to what it may look like outside. A small terminal, this is a big improvement since my last visit here. March 8, 2007

ID 3224 Views: 220
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Airport Buildings/Property
Airport Overview
Aerodamas - Isla Damas (MRAD)
Costa Rica, March 8, 2007
Chuck Slusarczyk Jr.
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None (cn None) This neat little field is located on the Pacific coast north of Quepos, and was photographed while on descent into La Managua Aerodrome (Quepos). (Thanks to costaricaaviation.com for help in originally identifying this airport.) March 8, 2007

ID 3198 Views: 309
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Airline / Aircraft Type Location and Date Photographer
ABX Air
Boeing 767-232 BDSF
Alajuela (San Jose) - Juan Santamaria International (SJO/MROC)
Costa Rica, March 8, 2007
Chuck Slusarczyk Jr.
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N740AX (cn 22213) Pictured from the Hotel Brillo courtyard as it approaches Juan Santamaria airport in San Jose Costa Rica. March 8, 2007

ID 2945 Views: 386
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Airport Buildings/Property
Airport Overview
Quepos - La Managua (XQP/MRQP)
Costa Rica, March 8, 2007
Chuck Slusarczyk Jr.
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None (cn None) All lined up and ready to land on runway 22 in Quepos, you can see how the runway is pretty much cut out of the forest and the palm plantations surrounding the field. March 8, 2007

ID 2944 Views: 215
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Airline / Aircraft Type Location and Date Photographer
Airport Buildings/Property
Airport Overview
Quepos - La Managua (XQP/MRQP)
Costa Rica, March 8, 2007
Chuck Slusarczyk Jr.
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None (cn None) About to touch down on the runway in Quepos, Costa Rica as viewed from inside our Sansa Caravan. At the far end, you can just make out a Twin Otter of Nature Air waiting for us to clear. March 8, 2007

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