Mr Spaceman From Canada, joined Mar 2001, 2787 posts, RR: 8 Posted (14 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 2376 times:
Hi everyone. I have a question. Does anyone know about the airport in Wilmington, Ohio, that is owned by a major Courier company? I flew to it back in 1990, in the jump seat of a DA-20 Falcon. The falcon was delivering freight for Purolator Courier, however, I don't remember if Purolator owned the airport or not. I was told that this airport used to be a Military Air Base, and was sold to the Courier company for the purpose of being their main distribution hub. I feel that the owner could have been Airborne Express. I do remember a lot of DC-8's, B-707's and I believe DC-9's on the ramp, painted in a Red, White and Black colour scheme....but, I'm just not sure.
Tan flyr From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 1980 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (14 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 2330 times:
I remember it as an AFB growing up in Ohio, tho not real near there, but cannot remember the name of the base tonite. But, I do believe it was declared "surplus" and sold/leased via the county or State of Ohio. Perhaps someone in the Dayton,Columbus, Cincinnati area remembers.