Galeão International Airport


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Galeão International Airport

The overwhelming rush of this sizzling airport is like a raging white water river cascading through a canyon in the desert with all the bellowing echoes filling the soundscape that you might expect. You could spend hours in this place watching the colorful array of characters prancing up and down, searching for their gate, always seeming to be ready for a night out on the town, even when they are about to spend six hours sleeping on a plane. Galeão International Airport is the main airport serving Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The history of the airport begins on May 10, 1923 when a School of Naval Aviation was established near Galeão beach on Governador Island.[4] On May 22, 1941 with the creation of the Brazilian Air Force Ministry, the school became the Galeão Air Force Base; a terminal and hangars were built and the runway extended. Those buildings still exist and Galeão Air Force Base is still active. When Brazil declared war against the Axis on August 22, 1942, the aerodrome began to be used intensively by the Allies for military operations related to the World War II. At the end of the war, Santos Dumont Airport was unable to handle the increased tonnage of aircraft flying on international routes and number of passengers. For this reason, international flights were gradually moved to the site of the Air Force Base. The services were however precarious and a decision was made to build a brand new passenger terminal, opposite to the Air Force Base, across the runway. This sound uses the following file from Soundsnap:

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