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Askren, Robert G
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Raytown Society to Mark Old Flying Field Site
Notice about the Raytown Historical Society commemorating the site of Richards Flying Field, Sunday, Sept. 23, 1979, the first Kansas City air terminal, later called Ong Airport in 1943. The former flying...
Brief history of the Richards Flying Field, estabished in 1922 in Raytown, Missouri, used for military pilot training and regular airmail service and visited by Charles Lindbergh at the height of his popularity...
Richards Field, First Kansas City Commercial Airport
Photos and history of the first Richards Field, established in 1922 as Kansas City's first commercial airport by Major Howard Wehrle, Fred Harvey, Simpson Yeomans, Roger Crittenden, and Robert Lester,...
Richards-Gebaur Air Force Base
Photos, illustrations, maps, and information on the Richards-Gebaur Air Force Base near Grandview, Missouri (just south of Kansas City, Missouri), established as a World War II air force base and later...
Aerial view of the Richards-Gebaur Airport located near Belton, Missouri. The airport's runway is in view as well as areas adjacent to the airport. Richards-Gebaur was deactivated as a full-fledged Air...
Aerial view of Richards-Gebaur Airport located near Belton, Missouri.
View of unidentified building located at Richards-Gebaur Airport.
View of buildings located at Richards-Gebaur Airport located near Belton, Missouri.
Richards-Gebaur Debate Focuses on Financial Concerns
Discusses some of the financial aspects of the proposal to transform Richards-Gebaur Airport into an intermodal freight hub for Kansas City Southern Industries.
Richards-Gebaur Memorial Airport
Photo and history of Richards-Gebaur Memorial Airport, established in 1941 as the Grandview Airport "as an auxiliary airport for the Olathe Naval Air Station" in Grandview, Missouri, named for Lieutenant...
Richards-Gebaur Memorial Airport on Approach to Final Days
Discusses the transformation of Richards-Gebaur from an airport to an intermodal freight facility.
Robert H. Allan
Portrait of Capt. Robert H. Allan, a project engineer involved in the building of the ''Grandview Air Force Base'' (later known as Richards-Gebaur Airport). Allan spoke to the South Central Business Association...
Safety Devices Installed at Kansas City, Missouri, Airport
Article noting airport improvements such as directional signal, wind tee, approach lights, and obstruction markers insure safer landings.
So You Think It's a Breeze Flying over Good Old Kansas City?
Illustration and article citing the Municipal Airport as the worst in the nation, including a quote from F. Lee Bailey regarding air traffic control.
Strang Air Park
Photos and description of Strang Air Park, established in 1909 by William Strang in Overland Park, Kansas, and hosting large air shows or flying exhibitions in the 1910s.
Suburban Air Park
Photos and history of Kansas City Suburban Air Park, operating from 1958 to 1980, "now a housing development" located "north of the present intersection of Hilltop and John Drive, just east of Highway...
Surplus Base Goes on the Market
February 1, 2007
The former airfield, Richards-Gebaur Airport, now the 147-acre Marine Corps Support Acitivity base will close in 2011. Under a 1994 federal law, 27 acres could be set aside for the homeless. "The Marine...
Temporary Flying Field in Kansas City
Report on the one year temporary flying field approved by the federal government.
Test Kansas City's Aviation Advancement: Tuesday's Election Will Determine Future. ..
Notice of an election to determine the future of Municipal Airport.
The Airport of the Future--Now! City Airport Dream Comes True
Photos and articles about the commuter service available at the airport for travelers.
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