In 1981, William Blackford created the Miami Jet Centers in Miami Florida. He envisioned a better way of private travel for individuals and successful business travelers, with emphasis on customer service and convenience. On August 24, 1992, the devastating winds of hurricane Andrew flattened Kendall Tamiami Airport leaving only airplane parts and few hangar building in the storm’s path. Hurricane Andrew was one of the most devastating storms to hit KTMB since the airports inception. Miami Jet Center opened the new facility in Fort Lauderdale in 2002. The Miami Jet office is now located at the Miami Executive Airport (KTMB) in the Signature Flight Support FBO.
- November 2
Miami Jet Opens Office in KTMB
Miami Jet Opens Office in KTMBNovember 2, 2016
Miami Jet opens new office location in Miami Executive Airport (KTMB) to serve its global clients. Miami Executive Airport is a perfect place for Miami Jet, a full-service aircraft brokerage service. Serving clients who are buying or selling a jet aircraft.
- October 7
Kendall-Tamiami Executive Airport Renamed
Kendall-Tamiami Executive Airport RenamedOctober 7, 2014
The Kendall-Tamiami Executive Airport has been renamed to Miami Executive Airport. County Commissioners felt including “Miami” in the name of the airport would gather greater recognition and improve the overall appeal to the airport.
- August 24
Hurricane Andrew Hits Florida
Hurricane Andrew Hits FloridaAugust 24, 1992
- January 1
Tamiami Airport Moves to New Location
Tamiami Airport Moves to New LocationJanuary 1, 1967
The Tamiami Airport Moves to its new and current day location. The original Tamiami Airport was established in the mid-1940’s and was located just southwest of Miami International Airport. By the mid 1950’s it was an active general aviation airport with three paved runways that serviced several aviation businesses. However, by the mid 1960’s, the jet era and its proximity to Miami International Airport sealed the facility’s fate. The airport was relocated further south and the new Tamiami Airport opened in 1967. The Florida International University campus absorbed the original Tamiami, and the new facility was later renamed Kendall-Tamiami Executive Airport.
- January 1
Tamiami Airport Opens
Tamiami Airport OpensJanuary 1, 1944
Records show that Tamiami Airport was built sometime between 1944 and 1947 and featured 3 short runways. The airport was on land adjacent to Tamiami Trail. While this location was the original home, the location was relocated to a site more suitable in 1967.
Image shows an aerial view of the original Tamiami Airport before it moved to its new and current location.