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Charles E Whitney
Donald C Winston
A Worthy Enterprise
Possibility of landing a space shuttle at Kansas City International Airport.
A Young City Will Greet You
Photos and article about tourist sites in Kansas City for the "1939 Biennial Convention of the National Federation of Business and Professional Women's Clubs in Kansas City. Description and history of...
Aerial Promotion: Committee Appointed to Promote Kansas City's Interests
Plans for formal airport meeting federal regulations.
Aftermath: Down in a Hole
Illustrations and article about the fatal crash of "a Lockheed L-188 Electra" airplane carrying auto parts in Kansas City, Kansas during a failed attempt to land at the Kansas City Downtown Airport (formerly...
Air Ports: Kansas City International
Photos, maps, architectural drawings, and description of the Kansas City International Airport designed by the firm of Kivett & Myers (and engineered by Burns & McDonnell with landscaping by Sasaki, Walker...
Airport Terminal Plan
Article about the continued planning for federally approved airport.
Airport to Be Completed as Provided for in Bond Issue
Nice illustration of plan for new airport administration building.
Airports in the Kansas City Area
List of 20 airports in the Kansas City area ranked by 2008 daily take-offs and landings. Includes type of airport/service; number of tenants; based aircraft; public or private and year established; type...
Bureau of Civil Aviation
Article covering regulations for a government-approved "flying field," the term for airports at the time.
City Administration Pushes Airport
Article about Municipal Airport, "developing North Kansas City field as ideal air terminal."
Downtown Air Terminal--Fantastic?
Article about some positive and negative aspects of the Downtown Municipal Airport.
Fall Air Meet to Sell Aviation: Armistice Day Air Meet. ..
Formal celebration of the acquisition of the Kansas City Municipal Airport.
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...
Genealogy of the Richards Family
Note about the naming of Richards Flying Field after John Francisco Richards and Richards-Gebaur Airport after John Francisco Richards II (a son of John Richards I killed in a World War I aerial battle),...
Hangar Ten Departs from Tradition
Short article about Hangar Ten, "a customer service facility for private jet traffic to and from Kansas City, recently opened at the Charles B. Wheeler Downtown Airport." The facility is owned by James...
Introducing Fairfax Airport
Report on Fairfax Industrial Airport, "Greater Kansas City's privately operated avaiton center."
Kansas City Airports Look to the Future
Description of plans for two central airports servicing Kansas City.
Kansas City as an Aviation Center
Photo and article about the logical center of aircraft manufacture being Kansas City.
Kansas City International Attracts Hub Operations
Map and article about the growth of airlines and air traffic at Kansas City International Airport since deregulation in the early 1980s.
Kansas City Waterproofs Airport Deck
Article about the waterproofing of a Kansas City airport.
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