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Air Base a Step Closer to Use as Inland Port
April 14, 2007
City officials and CenterPoint Realty Services Corp. of Chicago signed contracts that moved the $10.6 million sale of the former military airport, Richards-Gebaur Air Force Base, closer into being. It...
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,...
Trucks, Trains, and No Planes
Describes the issues involved regarding the proposed transformation of Richards-Gebaur airport into an intermodal freight hub of Kansas City Southern Industries.
Trend Threatens Region's Aviation Assets
Discusses closure of small, feeder airports in the Kansas City region.
Memo Indicates Tax Subsidies May be Sought for Richards-Gebaur Project
Discusses the disclosure of information indicating the use of tax monies to transform Richards-Gebaur Airport into an intermodal freight hub for Kansas City Southern Industries.
Time Ebbs for Platte County Hamlet
Photo and article about the "little Platte County community of Hampton, which has a history of settlement by white men extending back before the Platte Purchase of 1836" and "doomed by the proposed industrial...
December 29, 2004
Captioned photograph showing the construction of a new neon and water sculpture at Kansas City International Airport. It will be "two 30-foot-tall steel frames that will carry red, yellow and blue neon...
Groups OK the Bonds
Article about the $150 million revenue bond to fund the construction of the projected Mid-Continent Airport, with contributors listed in the article.
M-CI Spells GO for Kansas City
Announcement of the use of "M-CI" abbreviation for the planned Mid-Continent International Airport. Discussion on the scramble to revise American airports. Extensive diagrams and drawings of Kansas City...
Kansas City Gains Mexican Air Link
First international carrier directly from Kansas City by Mexicana Airlines, the oldest commercial airplane carrier in North America.
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.
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...
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,...
Ivanhoe Masonic Country Club
February 25, 1921
Article about the 40-acre aviation field located on the Kellerstrass Farm at 85th and Holmes Roads, acquired by the Ivanhoe Masonic Lodge as a country club.
Public Forum Will Focus on Downtown Airport
Notice of four public information workshops to provide guidelines for the future development of the Downtown 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.
Scientist Speaks Out on Education
Biographical article about Jeannette Piccard, a 72-year-old scientist and "consultant to the director of the Manned Spacecraft center in Houston" speaking at a University of Missouri-Kansas City seminar...
Article about the upcoming Kansas City International Airport.
Future Boon to City in Mid-Continent Airport
Photos, captions, and article comparing the Municipal Airport (later called Downtown Airport) to the proposed Mid-Continent International Airport (later called Kansas City International Airport) in terms...
Art Subjectivity Can Sculpt Misunderstanding
July 11, 2006
In "The Watchdog" column is featured some of the large sculpture pieces on the grounds of Kansas City International Airport. These pieces known as "Three Figures/Fifteen Elements" by artist Joel Shapiro...
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