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Richards Gebaur Airpor...
Photograph, B/w, 8 X...
Askren, Robert G
George R Bauer
H M Gousha Company
Aerial view of unidentified airport.
View of bleachers and tent at an unidentified airport, probably Municipal Airport. Appears to be preparations for an airshow or other event. A hanger in the distance has a sign that reads "Saunders Fly...
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.
List of airports, loosely defined by standards in 1927. Report on inadequacies of Richards Field.
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...
Topographical map of the state of Arkansas illustrating the Ouachita and Boston Mountain Ranges, the Ozark Plateau, and numerous lakes and rivers. Also shown are locations of rivers, airports, and cities,...
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...
Aviation History in Greater Kansas City
This is the 106 page corrected printer's copy for the published book by the same name. Also contains lay-out pages.
Aviation History Took Flight at Fairfax
May 5, 2010
Postcard image and short article about the history of the Fairfax Industrial District, Fairfax Airport and Aircraft Assembly Plant. The Fairfax Airport opened in 1928 and was the primary airmail departure...
Photos, illustrations, and information on the aviation industry in Greater Kansas City (and its impact on the local economy, etc.), including a 1996 report by the Mid-America Regional Council (MARC) and...
Biography of Clarence Kivett (1905-1996), Architect
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.
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