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User currently offlineDrinkstrolley From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (8 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 13631 times:

Yesterday there was a topic of "Abandoned Terminals", which was great and very interesting looking at the pics.

Does anyone have any pics of completely dereclict / abandoned airports of 30+ years but still standing today??

Cheers!

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User currently offlineTheunclesam From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 55 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (8 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 13631 times:

This is the best place for US airports:

http://www.airfields-freeman.com/index.htm

I'm not sure about the rest of the world.



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User currently offlineA342 From Germany, joined Jul 2005, 4681 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (8 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 13624 times:

There are quite a few abandoned airports in the pacific area.
For example PLPA(Palmyra), JON(Johnston atoll), Kure atoll, CIS(Canton island) and the list goes on.



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User currently offlineDtwclipper From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (8 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 13611 times:

It's funny, I pass by Krist Port, in Farmington, MI all the time. It is on such a busy road now (Orchard Lake Road) and I would bet 99.9% didn't know it was an airport.

http://www.airfields-freeman.com/MI/Airfields_MI_Detroit_NW.html


User currently offlineSteeler83 From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 9191 posts, RR: 18
Reply 4, posted (8 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 13524 times:

I saw Bettis Field (former Pittsburgh-McKeesport Airport) in I think West Mifflin or in Whitaker. Charles Lindbergh flew there in 1927. The place was unused after about 1960 after the facility was sold to Westinghouse. The over all airfield has changed, but a few hangars remain intact... I think in a recent areal photo you can still make out where the runways used to be...
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Can anyone still see the runways at Bettis Field (Pittsburgh McKeesport)?



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User currently offlineCommavia From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 11523 posts, RR: 61
Reply 5, posted (8 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 13512 times:

Greater Southwest (GSW) in Fort Worth is just south of D/FW Airport. They turned the runway into Amon Carter Blvd, where AA is now headquartered, and the airport is no longer there.

User currently offlineL1329II From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (8 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 13463 times:

The old Fairfax airport in Kansas City KS is no longer in use. General Motors now has a plant right on top of the intersection of the runways.
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Fairfax Airport


User currently offlineHarrisAir From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 59 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (8 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 13192 times:

This website covers only Washington State, but there is a lot of cool info:

http://www.lostairports.com/

Harris


User currently offlineEastbay From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 211 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (8 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 13164 times:

Must be some Stapleton pics floating around somewhere; I know I've got a few but would have to search my old computer for them.....

User currently offlineTmarch291 From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 147 posts, RR: 3
Reply 9, posted (8 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 13123 times:

Flushing Airport, I believe it was abandoned in the late 70's or early 80's. It was about a mile away from LGA, however it was only used for General Aviation. It still remains, however the hangars are collapsed and the runway is flooded.

http://gamingreviews-online.com/flushing.jpg


User currently offlineSMUDFWflyer From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 24 posts, RR: 5
Reply 10, posted (8 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 13082 times:

http://oldterminals.topcities.com

User currently offlinePetmbro From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 260 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (8 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 13047 times:

The old Waterford/New London Airport was closed in the late 1970s or early 1980s and replaced by the Groton/New London Airport. The field has been vacant for the last 25 or so years and there have been plans to develop it into either an industrial park or for houses but nothing has come of this.
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User currently offlineDeltaGator From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 6341 posts, RR: 13
Reply 12, posted (8 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 13024 times:

Talladega Speedway in Alabamastan is an abandoned bomber factory though it seems one of the runways is strill open for business on the East side of the track.

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=e...826&spn=0.061646,0.134754&t=h&om=1



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User currently offlineSteeler83 From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 9191 posts, RR: 18
Reply 13, posted (8 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 12994 times:

Even though the old PIT terminal has long since been torn down (well, as of 2000) you can still make out where the building used to stand. I took off right over it flying out of PIT to PHL on WN 1968. There is a newly built cargo distribution facility built in its place, along with the airside business park... I had my digital camera with me, but I was not able to take any pics of it... Sorry Sad


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User currently offlineN1120A From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26419 posts, RR: 75
Reply 14, posted (8 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 12994 times:

Quoting DeltaGator (Reply 12):
Talladega Speedway in Alabamastan is an abandoned bomber factory though it seems one of the runways is strill open for business on the East side of the track.

Does the NASCAR Air Force still use it?



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User currently offlineVegasplanes From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 778 posts, RR: 2
Reply 15, posted (8 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 12973 times:

Quoting Dtwclipper (Reply 3):
It's funny, I pass by Krist Port, in Farmington, MI all the time. It is on such a busy road now (Orchard Lake Road) and I would bet 99.9% didn't know it was an airport.

I grew up in Farmington Hills and Novi, never could confirm that an airport was at that location, but I remember the auto repair (at the time) building, always thought it looked like an aircraft hangar, one of life's little mysteries solved.


User currently offlineFI642 From Monaco, joined Mar 2005, 1079 posts, RR: 2
Reply 16, posted (8 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 12973 times:

Baltimore's Harbor Field is a long gone, but still kind of there airport.


http://members.tripod.com/airfields_...MD/Airfields_MD_Balt_SE.htm#harbor

The Maryland Port Authority uses some of the original buildings.



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User currently offlineRampart From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 3125 posts, RR: 6
Reply 17, posted (8 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 12945 times:

I'll limit to former commercial airports...

I used to drive by the still-standing Grand Central Air Terminal in Glendale, CA, when I lived near there about 10 years ago. The art-deco terminal/tower is a treat to see! It was the first commercial airline terminal for the LA region. This web site http://www.godickson.com/gca1.htm gives the history and current status. Apparently, existing streets there were once runways, including "Air Way".

Floyd Bennet Field in Brooklyn probably counts, even if it's still used by helicopters and an occasional dirigible. It's part of the Gateway Recreation Area now.

Avon STOLport, between Vail and Beaver Creek, was owned by Rocky Mountain Airways flying their Dash-7s. Land values and jet set skiers what they are, the location is a Walmart now and flying is mostly on jets into Eagle, farther west. Even international ski resorts need a Walmart, I guess.

-Rampart


User currently offlineTransIsland From Bahamas, joined Mar 2004, 2044 posts, RR: 9
Reply 18, posted (8 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 12938 times:

Cape Eleuthera, Bahamas - You can still make out the terminal building and the runway.


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Oakes Field, Nassau/Bahamas

Not much airport left, but this used to be the Pan Am terminal:


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User currently offlineDeltaGator From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 6341 posts, RR: 13
Reply 19, posted (8 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 12928 times:

Quoting N1120A (Reply 14):
Does the NASCAR Air Force still use it?

Not sure but I would guess that they do. I can't think of anything remotely close that they could land their jets on. The race is going on this weekend so I'd say check Flightaware about 30 minutes to 2 hours after the race.



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User currently offlineN1120A From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26419 posts, RR: 75
Reply 20, posted (8 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 12909 times:

Quoting DeltaGator (Reply 19):
Not sure but I would guess that they do. I can't think of anything remotely close that they could land their jets on. The race is going on this weekend so I'd say check Flightaware about 30 minutes to 2 hours after the race.

Well, they are only 35nm from BHM, though Talladega's airport is actually a public airfield open all the time. If they need more runway, or cheaper gas, they can go to nearby Anniston

Talladega:

http://www.airnav.com/airport/KASN

Anniston:

http://www.airnav.com/airport/KANB



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User currently offlineAloha717200 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 4478 posts, RR: 15
Reply 21, posted (8 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 12909 times:

Quoting Theunclesam (Reply 1):
This is the best place for US airports:

http://www.airfields-freeman.com/index.htm

I'm not sure about the rest of the world.

Absolutely fascinating...I live about two blocks away from an abandoned airfield, and the building that still exists, i didnt even know was a former airport building, i see it every week!


User currently offlineBakestar From Australia, joined Sep 2005, 87 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (8 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 12859 times:

I recon just about every airfield hacked out the Australian outback to accommodate US Heavy Bombers during WW2 deserves a mention!


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User currently offlineDeltaGator From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 6341 posts, RR: 13
Reply 23, posted (8 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 12846 times:

Quoting N1120A (Reply 20):
cheaper gas
I'm surprised their planes aren't converted to run on good old leaded fuel like the cars.


I forget the name of the old field, perhaps Corry Field IIRC. But down in Pensacola they have converted one of the old fields into the base Exchange and Commissary and other services for the sailors.

[Edited 2006-04-27 05:51:22]


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User currently offlineCaptaink From Mexico, joined May 2001, 5109 posts, RR: 12
Reply 24, posted (8 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 12821 times:

From Grenada, WI


This is Pearls Airport, St. Andrew's, Grenada. Used up until Point Salines International airport was opened in 1983.. (hope that date is right)

You dont see much airfield there, but there is the runway there, and is now used for drag racing. (I had the chance to pretend to be an airplane in my car on the runway.. Big grin)


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Isn't there an old airport in Brooklyn, NY? I swear i remember someting of the sort from Flight SIm...



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25 Eastbay : Treasure Island in San Francisco Bay was intended to be an airport- for Pan Am's flying boats however! Never quite materialized....
26 Post contains links BHMBAGLOCK : Yes and no. It is built on an old airfield but the runway for the adjacent airport was not part of the old one. This weekend it will be one of the bu
27 Post contains images Gunsontheroof : Here's a shot of what's left of the Bellevue, WA Airfield that was closed in 1983. The offices at the bottom of the picture belong to Boeing...my dad
28 PROSA : Floyd Bennett Field. It's still used by the helicopters of the NYPD Aviation unit, and IINM on rare occasions fixed-wing aircraft use one of the runw
29 Post contains links Lredlefsen : MUC used to be "Muenchen Riem" until May 17, 1992, at which point MUC moved to its current home in Hallbergmoos, a built-from-scratch facility. They d
30 Post contains links and images MUCflieger : The old tower and the old terminal (Wappenhalle) are the only two buildings not destroyed as the are listed buildings. http://www.wappenhalle-muc.de/
31 Post contains links and images Jfr : You are so right. I have spent a great deal of time at the AA headquarters; and never get tired of driving down that dead-flat road as fast as I can,
32 Post contains links Jfr : Oops..............sorry folks! http://www.airfields-freeman.com/TX/...fields_TX_FtWorth_NE.htm#greaterSW
33 Post contains links SK907 : Oslo Fornebu (FBU) http://www.airliners.net/open.file/0159130/M/
34 Koruman : Anyone know any links to the old US bomber airfields in Vanuatu (formerly the New Hebrides)?
35 Britannia191A : Athens Hellinikon is a classic recently abandoned airport. I fly to Athens a lot and Athens Hellinikon brings back a lot of memories for me, sitting i
36 Manu : Megs field anyone? One of the last great airports. Anyone recently gone into Flight Sim to see what it defaults to anymore?
37 Post contains links and images Edina : The original "Beehive" terminal at LGW, now some distance from the Gatwick of today & the HQ building of BA franchise GB Airways. The link below has s
38 Post contains images Jfr : We forgot this one...... There's precious little left of this famous former field.
39 Texan : Here are some in Dallas: White Rock Airport - Located SE of Ferguson, E of Highland, S of John West, and W of Buckner. Dallas/Garland Airport - Locate
40 TaromA380 : Meigs field ? What are the latest news (or pictures) about this famous place ?
41 Post contains links and images Edina : If you do a Google Earth search on Liverpool Airport the old airfield and terminal can clearly be seen on the left, with the new airfield on the right
42 E34m5 : I don't have a picture but the North Campus of Miami-Dade Junior College is built in top of the old airfield that once was part of the whole Opa Locka
43 N1120A : The latest news is that Richard Daley is an a$$hole and Meigs will not reopen.
44 Post contains images RootsAir : In San José, the old airport of La sabana is now a big parc And the Control tower, I believe is integrated in a hotel called Corobici
45 GQfluffy : There's an old Airforce Base north of Glasgow, Montana that, IIRC, Boeing now uses as a test base. One of my GQ pilots was telling me that the runway
46 IAHAAPlatinum : Jfr, What former airport is this? IAHAAPlatinum
47 Madhatter : Isn't Nicosia airport in Cyprus still there? It was closed as being to close to the Turkish sector or being in no mans land wasn't it?? I'm sure a rea
48 Post contains links and images Skywatch : I found this one in Phillidelphia a few months ago. Does anyone know what airport this use to be? I would guess it was some naval airfield because of
49 Post contains links Accidentally : http://www.airfields-freeman.com/PA/Airfields_PA_Philly_S.htm#mustin
50 Post contains links and images Maiznblu_757 : Marquette County Airport. Operations moved to the old KI Sawyer AFB once it closed. View Large View MediumPhoto © Ian Moore
51 Post contains links Jgold47 : Coodinates -106.5275, 48.42083, Its very visable from google earth... They have it listed as the Glasgow Industrial Airport, but god only knows what i
52 Post contains images AA777JFKLHR : Floydd Bennett Field, the first commercial airport in New York City before Kennedy was built. It was later turned into a US Naval Airstation during WW
53 2travel2know : In Panama: Howard US Air Force Base Airport - abandonded since Dec 1999. Albrook US Air Force Station Airport - abandoned but later put into use when
54 BHMBAGLOCK : The Naval Aircraft Factory there is where Isaac Asimov, Robert A. Heinlein, and L. Sprague de Camp worked during WWII.
55 LTBEWR : Roosevelt Field, Garden City, NY on Long Island. Some of the old runways and hangers still exist and part of the old site is the Long Island Aviation
56 Post contains links and images Edina : http://www.britains-smallwars.com/cyprus/24hours/NicosiaAirport.html Nicosia now in the UN controlled area of Cyprus. And with an almost complete Trid
57 Post contains images Coronado990 : El Toro certainly qualifies as an abandoned airport...
58 Post contains links and images Edina : Before.... [img]www.mideasttravelling.net/. ../gaza_airport.jpg[/img] After..... The website still shows a full schedule though!!! http://www.arafat-a
59 Post contains images N234NW : I used to work in that building as well (Boeing Number 33-11). I-90 in that area is still lit with red/white striped light poles with landing/collisi
60 Post contains links and images Edina : Sheffield City had scheduled services after opening that lasted a short while...... http://www.sheffieldcityairport.com/
61 Post contains links and images Fbgdavidson : One that sticks out for me being a former local... USAF Greenham Common: The runway itself and all taxiways have been dug up and returned to commonlan
62 E34m5 : I grew up in Costa Rica. The hotel had no realtionship to the airport. There was a control tower that is integrated into a school at the east end of
63 Irish251 : An old RAF en route supplement which I have gives Greenham's runway length as exactly 10,000 feet, while both runways at LHR exceed this, at 12,000 f
64 Neilfking : Interesting thread. Does anyone have any pictures of the old Glasgow (UK) Renfrew Airport? I seem to recall (but may be wrong) you could see the termi
65 Fbgdavidson : Apologies. Seems I was wrong about Greenham Common being longer than LHR, although I thought the runway was 10,000ft plus a 1000ft overshoot at each
66 Irish251 : You may be right about the overrun areas but these are not declared as part of the runway, presumably because they are not for use other than in an em
67 Post contains links Kl671 : A quick Google gave this link. http://www.pressinfo.co.uk/renfrew/airport.htm
68 Post contains links and images LUFTFAHRT : Anyone know wthat's this?
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