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Part of the Purdue Cirrus training fleet on the ramp
Society: AIAAMain Category: Aerospace & AviationSub Category: EducationEra: 1930sDateCreated: 1930Purdue University AirportWest LafayettaState: INCountry: USAWebsite: https://engineering.purdue.edu/AAE/aboutus/history/gallery/Z-AIAAHistoryofAAE.pdf, https://engineering.purdue.edu/aiaa/, https://www.aiaa.org/HistoricAerospaceSites/

The Purdue University Airport was the first collegiate owned airport in the United States. It hosted Amelia Earhart for her final adventure, was the training ground for test pilots such a Jimmy Johnson and Ivan Kincheloe, balloonist Malcolm Ross, and astronaut Neil Armstrong. Purdue University Airport and its people and programs pushed aviation’s evolution to new heights and helped expand the frontiers of flight. During WWII, hundreds of U.S. Army and Navy members were trained at the airport.

Image Credit: Courtesy Wikicommons/SkyHigh757 (CC BY-SA 4.0)Image Caption: Part of the Purdue Cirrus training fleet on the ramp
Lunken Field
Society: AIAAMain Category: Aerospace & AviationSub Category: Air and Space TransportationEra: 1920sDateCreated: 1925Cincinnati Municipal Lunken AirportCincinnatiState: OHCountry: USAWebsite: https://www.aiaa.org/SecondaryTwoColumn.aspx?id=19528

Lunken Field, now also known as Cincinnati Municipal Lunken Airport, opened in 1925 on ground purchased from the Cincinnati Polo Club. The nation’s largest municipal airport at the time, it attracted several aerospace enterprises, starting with early aviator J. Richard “Dixie” Davis, who established his barnstorming enterprise there in 1925.  In 1928, several other firms established enterprises at the field – each making history.

YearAdded:
2012
Image Credit: Courtesy Wikicommons/redlegsfan21 (CC BY-SA 2.0)Image Caption: Cincinnati Municipal Airport – Lunken Field
Newark Airport
Society: ASCEMain Category: Aerospace & AviationSub Category: AviationEra: 1920-1929DateCreated: 1928 Liberty International Airport (EWR)NewarkState: NJZip: 07114Country: USAWebsite: http://www.asce.org/Project/Newark-Airport/Creator: Many

In May 1927, the same month of Charles A. Lindbergh's famous transatlantic flight from New York to Paris, a fact-finding commission appointed by the U.S. Secretary of Commerce concluded that Newark would be the ideal location for an airfield to serve the greater New York/New Jersey metropolitan area.

Civic leaders wasted no time; construction began on the Newark Airport in January 1928. Nine months and $1,750,000 later, 68 acres of soggy marshland had been filled and converted to an airport.

YearAdded:
1978
Image Credit: Courtesy sections.asce.orgImage Caption: Newark AirportEra_date_from: 1928
Cleveland Hopkins Airport
Society: ASCEMain Category: Aerospace & AviationSub Category: AviationEra: 1920-1929DateCreated: 1925 Hopkins International AirportClevelandState: OHZip: 44135Country: USAWebsite: http://www.asce.org/Project/Cleveland-Hopkins-Airport/Creator: Hopkins, William , Berry, Jack

Constructed on 1,040 acres just 10 miles southwest of the city center, the Cleveland Hopkins Airport was the first major airport in the world to provide an integrated system of paved landing surfaces, lighted runways, and a terminal complex consisting of hangars and operating facilities. Overseen by city manager William Hopkins and Major "Jack" Berry - an engineer on loan from the U.S. postal service who eventually became the city's first Airport Commissioner - the project at first was called "Major Berry's Folly" by local residents because of its outlying location.

YearAdded:
1979
Image Credit: Courtesy Flickr/Ken Lund (CC BY-SA 2.0)Image Caption: Cleveland Hopkins AirportEra_date_from: 1925
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