Stirling From Italy, joined Jun 2004, 3943 posts, RR: 21 Posted (9 years 12 months 16 hours ago) and read 2958 times:
Today I was driving by Harry Sham Field (MOD), and noticed they have a big new sign at the intersection of Mitchell and Tenaya.
On the sign it says "Est 1927"
Wouldn't that make it one of, if not the oldest municipally operated airports in the US?
I know of College Park MD, but that began as a private field and was never used for commercial airline service as far as I know....could be wrong, there were some unusual routes in the early days of comav.
I've seen Albany, NY claim title as oldest, but I think they started in 1928.
Pizzapolli From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 243 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (9 years 12 months 14 hours ago) and read 2820 times:
I went to Maryland, FEAR the TURTLE, and I know that the airport there does have a sign proclaiming it the oldest continually used airport in the US or was it world?, but who knows, there are so many different types of records.
S12PPL From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (9 years 12 months 14 hours ago) and read 2799 times:
I dunno about how long it's been operating...but Albany Municiple, or S12 has been around a long long time, and I DO know that Albany Municple lays claim to the oldest standing hangar west of the Mississippi....
Type-rated From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 4952 posts, RR: 19
Reply 9, posted (9 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 2611 times:
MDW is one of the oldest in the nation. They started as a small aviation concern on October 1, 1922 and became Chicago Municipal Airport on May 8, 1926. In 1949, Chicago Municipal was renamed "Midway".
(Source: Chicago Midway: The First 75 Years.)
Fly North Central Airlines..The route of the Northliners!