September 1st will be the end of an era and a terribly sad day for all of SL. Today I received news about the upcoming closure of Abbotts Aerodrome, one of the true iconic places in Second Life.
More than 7 years old, Abbotts was found in January 2007 by Apotheus Silverman and Cubey Terra. The place is featured in many in-world and real-life publications, online and on print. Cubey’s skydiving equipment is used all over Second Life and so are many of the vehicles that are sold at Abbotts.
The aerodrome itself is the heart of the western part of Sansara, Second Life’s oldest continent.
I first received the news through the Second Life community blogs, but there must be more information about it. The reasons behind closing the airport are unsure yet, but it seems to be either financial or disagreement with Linden Labs.
Link to the blogpost:
Link to Cubey Terra’s own announcement on closing:
Abbotts Aerodrome can be found here: