The South Bend GA Freight Train

The South Bend GA Freight Train

I’m lucky enough to be in South Bend Indiana this weekend to see the Notre Dame Stanford game with one of my very best friends. One of the amazing things that happens here on game day is watching South Bend Regional Airport turn into one of the busiest general aviation airports in the country. I went to FlightAware and counted the number of GA arrivals since Friday morning through game time, and came to 115. And these are all aircraft that filed IFR flight plans – there are probably more VFR. Standing on campus on game day one can watch a freight train of private jets and high-performance turboprops flying on final over the golden dome for arrival to the strip. It’s very cool plane spotting. 

You can watch the arrival map real time here.

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