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Richards Gebaur Airpor...
Photograph, B/w, 8 X...
Askren, Robert G
George R Bauer
H M Gousha Company
Photo and history of Kellerstrass Airfield, established in 1917 as one of the first public airports in Kansas.
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...
Kansas City: The Way We Were
Photographs of 1920s aircrafts and airfields, including Aviation Field at 87th Street and Holmes Road.
Kansas City Will Test Gate Arrival Plan
Photos and article about testing of the "[g]ate arrival concept" at the nearly completed Kansas City International Airport, scheduled for opening in 1972 with a "TWA maintenance facility" (pictured).
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...
The Airport of the Future--Now! City Airport Dream Comes True
Photos and articles about the commuter service available at the airport for travelers.
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.
City's Aviation Industry Is Finally Taking Wing: City, Travel Officials Dream of New Horizons
Photos and entire section F on the airport.
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...
Photos and history of Kansas City's second principal airport established in 1927 known under various names until settling on "Municipal Airport" and "renamed Kansas City Downtown Airport" in 1972 with...
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,...
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.
Charles A. Lindbergh
Photos and information on the visit of famous airplane pilot Charles Lindbergh to Kansas City's Municipal Airport in 1927.
There Is No Limit: Architecture and Sculpture in Kansas City
Photos of two buildings of interest: the passenger station at Municipal Airport and the hangar for Transcontinental & Western Air Lines.
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...
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...
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...
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...
Aerial Promotion: Committee Appointed to Promote Kansas City's Interests
Plans for formal airport meeting federal regulations.
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...
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