Abandoned & Little-Known Airfields

© 2002, © 2022 by Paul Freeman. Revised 11/26/22.

*** Dedicated in the memory of my father, Harris Freeman (1929-2010), who supported my interest in aviation ever since I was a little boy. ***



History & mystery combined.”

On the following pages, you will find information on vanished or abandoned airfields & their unusual histories.



As a pilot, a particular interest of mine has always been the abandoned airfields that dot the landscape of much of this country.

Both for their potential safety value to a pilot in an emergency,

and also for their sometimes fascinating history, this particular topic has always held my curiosity.

When I'm a passenger on commercial flights, I've always found myself looking out the window, constantly looking for airfields below.

When I fly as a pilot myself, I've always tried to land at as many airports as possible,

to learn a little about each one.

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Please consider a financial contribution to support the continued growth & operation of this site.

This website is supported by the American Aviation Historical Society:

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This website contains descriptions & images of 2,645 airfields, in all 50 states:



Alabama

Updated 10/21/22

Illinois

Updated 11/20/22

Montana

Updated 5/6/22

Puerto Rico

Updated 11/8/22

Alaska

Updated 1/14/22

Indiana

Updated 11/21/22

Nebraska

Updated 11/8/22

Rhode Island

Updated 5/8/22

Arizona

Updated 11/16/22

Iowa

Updated 9/15/22

Nevada

Updated 10/6/22

South Carolina

Updated 7/14/22

Arkansas

Updated 9/10/22

Kansas

Updated 11/3/22

New Hampshire

Updated 3/29/22

South Dakota

Updated 3/23/21

California

Updated 11/23/22

Kentucky

Updated 9/25/22

New Jersey

Updated 10/15/22

Tennessee

Updated 9/15/22

Colorado

Updated 10/21/22

Louisiana

Updated 10/21/22

New Mexico

Updated 11/6/22

Texas

Updated 11/26/22

Connecticut

Updated 11/21/22

Maine

Updated 11/11/22

New York

Updated 10/31/22

Utah

Updated 9/26/22

Delaware

Updated 10/15/22

Maryland

Updated 11/6/22

North Carolina

Updated 10/21/22

Vermont

Updated 3/12/22

District of Columbia

Updated 10/14/22

Massachusetts

Updated 11/5/22

North Dakota

Updated 11/18/22

Virginia

Updated 11/8/22

Florida

Updated 11/5/22

Michigan

Updated 11/20/22

Ohio

Updated 11/6/22

Washington State

Updated 10/27/22

Georgia

Updated 6/26/22

Minnesota

Updated 9/2/22

Oklahoma

Updated 10/21/22

West Virginia

Updated 7/14/22

Hawaii & Western Pacific Islands

Updated 11/9/22

Mississippi

Updated 6/8/22

Oregon

Updated 8/16/22

Wisconsin

Updated 11/13/22

Idaho

Updated 6/27/22

Missouri

Updated 10/11/22

Pennsylvania

Updated 11/20/22

Wyoming

Updated 8/19/22

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Since this site was first put on the web in 1999, its popularity has grown tremendously.

 

If the total quantity of material on this site is to continue to grow,

it will require ever-increasing funding to pay its expenses.

Therefore, I request financial contributions from site visitors,

to help defray the increasing costs of the site

and ensure that it continues to be available & to grow.

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Please consider a donation of an equivalent amount, at the least.

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Airfield entries recently added to the website include:

Lane Field TX, East Side Airport IN, Chandler Airport ND, Lamps Airport CA, Sparta Municipal Airport WI, Midland Airport AZ, Twitchell Airport ME, Black Forest Inn Airfield PA,

Mt. Jackson Airport VA, Hyde Field MD, Griffing Airport OH, Horizon Airport TX, Weibe Airfield NE, Curtiss Aerodrome NY, Sideling Hill Airport PA, and updates to many others.



Comments about my page? Information you would like to contribute?

Contact the author at: paulandterryfreeman@gmail.com

If you have pictures or other historical information to help tell the story of these airfields, please send them.

If you have photographs to share, a few requests:

JPG format usually works the best.

Higher resolution photos are generally better.

Please specify the year the picture was taken, and the photographer (if you know that information).

Other items which can be used to expand the website's coverage:

old aeronautical charts, photos, or airport directories.

If you have items such as these & would consider donating them to the website,

please contact the author at: paulandterryfreeman@gmail.com

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In February 2015 the “Abandoned & Little-Known Airfields” website hit TWO MILLION visitors!

In April 2019 the “Abandoned & Little-Known Airfields” website celebrated its 20th Anniversary!

Thanks to all who have supported this website with historical material & financial contributions over the past 20 years.

History of the website:

This site has been on the web since April 1999.

From April 2002 – November 2022 this website had 2,877,700 visitors.

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