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Askren, Robert G
George R Bauer
H M Gousha Company
Biography of Lou Holland (1878-1960), Advocate of Kansas City Aviation
Branson Airport Is Set to Fly
April 23, 2009
Commercial passenger flights will begin May 11, 2009, at the new, privately financed Branson Airport. The owners purchased 925 acres in the Ozarks about eight miles south of Branson and "built a runway,...
Bureau of Civil Aviation
Article covering regulations for a government-approved "flying field," the term for airports at the time.
Change in the Air
November 20, 2011
In-depth article discussing the pros and cons about replacing the 40-year old Kansas City International airport's three terminals with one building. Includes illustrations showing revenue passengers from...
Charles A. Lindbergh
Photos and information on the visit of famous airplane pilot Charles Lindbergh to Kansas City's Municipal Airport in 1927.
City Administration Pushes Airport
Article about Municipal Airport, "developing North Kansas City field as ideal air terminal."
City Plans Business Center
June 21, 2007
A delegation of economic development officials and city leaders from Kansas City attended the Paris Air Show this week to showcase their new master plan for an 800-acre, multi-use development on Kansas...
City Withdraws Grant Request for Downtown Airport
Discusses the withdrawal of a grant request by the Downtown Airport because the grantors stipulated safety measures the Airport does not have nor could afford to implement.
City's Aviation Industry Is Finally Taking Wing: City, Travel Officials Dream of New Horizons
Photos and entire section F on the airport.
Closing of Richards-Gebaur Airport
January 10, 2000
The Richards-Gebaur Airport officially closed as an airport at 11:59 pm Sunday, January 9, 2000. The last plane to depart from the airport was a Saberliner-40 jet.
Consultant's Conflict of Interest Slows Richards-Gebaur Effort
Discusses city council-led investigations into potential conflict of interest concerns regarding the transformation of Richards-Gebaur Airport into an intermodal freight facility.
Country Club District
Map of the Country Club District, including Mission Hills, Indian Hills, Meyer Circle, Stratford Gardens, Hampstead Gardens, Greenway Fields, Armour Fields, Romanelli Gardens, Armour Hills, Crestwood,...
Downtown Air Terminal--Fantastic?
Article about some positive and negative aspects of the Downtown Municipal Airport.
Downtown Airport to Get New Complex
February 17, 2009
Construction will begin shortly on a new aviation-services center at the Wheeler Downtown Airport. Called Hangar 10, the new 91,000 square-foot complex will feature an executive terminal , fitness center,...
Early Airports Around Kansas City
January 6, 1960
A directory of early airports in and around Kansas City. For instance Roger Field, first used by C. P. Rogers on famous 1911 coast to coast flight.
Photos and information on the Fairfax Industrial Airport, or Fairfax Airport, located on the Kansas side of the Missouri River across from the Downtown Airport, or Municipal Airport.
Fall Air Meet to Sell Aviation: Armistice Day Air Meet. ..
Formal celebration of the acquisition of the Kansas City Municipal Airport.
Article describing problems associated with renovation of Kansas City International Airport (KCI). The remodelling project began in 1999 and was slated to be completed in 2004.
Finest Airport on Earth
Photo and brief history of the Kansas City Municipal Airport (later called the Downtown Airport) "between North Kansas City and Kansas City proper," dedicated in 1927 and opened in 1929 with four airlines...
First Kansas City Airport
May 23, 1905
The first "airport" in Kansas City, called Kellerstrass Airfield, began operation in 1917 by Albert C. Reed on the Ernest Kellerstrass farm that is now 87th Street and Holmes Road.
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