Mr Spaceman
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Wilmington, Ohio, Airport Question?

Fri Jun 29, 2001 5:33 am

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.

I appreciate any help.

Thanks
Chris  Smile
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Mr Spaceman
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RE: Wilmington, Ohio, Airport Question?

Fri Jun 29, 2001 5:51 am

Hi again. I think I have answered my own question. I should have searched the photo database first....oh well! I'm tired today.


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RE: Wilmington, Ohio, Airport Question?

Fri Jun 29, 2001 10:16 am

yep, Airborne operates out of there as a hub. I was not aware they owned it though
 
Tan Flyr
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RE: Wilmington, Ohio, Airport Question?

Fri Jun 29, 2001 12:05 pm

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.
 
herbie99
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RE: Wilmington, Ohio, Airport Question?

Fri Jun 29, 2001 8:31 pm

Airborne Express purchased the old Clinton County AFB outside of Wilmington back in the late 70's.
 
Mr Spaceman
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RE: Herbie99

Mon Jul 02, 2001 4:22 am

Thank You very much for that info Herbie99. I appreciate it. With your help, not only do I no that my memory is still working...but I now also know the name of the AFB.

Chris  Smile
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