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pfreeman 04-28-2015 05:39 PM

Abandoned & Little-Known Airfields website
 
Do you ever wonder what happened to the old airport where you learned to fly? The "Abandoned & Little-Known Airfields" website, at Abandoned & Little-Known Airfields, is a free historical archive of pictures & description of 1,923 former airfields, in all 50 states & territories.

Meigs Field, Glendale Grand Central Air Terminal, Flushing Airport, and many others lavishly documented. Visit Abandoned & Little-Known Airfields to see them all!

Paul Freeman
Abandoned & Little-Known Airfields

galaxy flyer 04-28-2015 06:22 PM

I flown into several, including Flushing, Stormville in NY and Tanner-Hiller, Mass.

block30 04-28-2015 07:07 PM

That's really awesome!! I saw your website profiled in AOPA magazine or Avweb...or something like that. Thanks for your work, again that is just awesome for aviation and history buffs.

viper548 04-29-2015 12:22 PM

Great website

badflaps 04-29-2015 01:42 PM

That web site made me sad, as I have been into a number of them. Ma and Pa aviation is almost gone.

RadialGal 04-29-2015 07:50 PM

I love this site! I have used it to visit some of these old airports.

pfreeman 10-23-2015 04:00 AM

Thanks to material submitted by readers, the historical content on Abandoned & Little-Known Airfields has continued to expand: In the past 3 months, a total of 35 additional airfields have been added to the website, bringing the site's total of airfields covered to 1,996, across all 50 states. Many of the existing writeups have been updated with new material, with a total of over 30,723 airfield pictures now on the site.

So if you haven't visited Abandoned & Little-Known Airfields in a while, come back & see how much interesting aviation historical material has been added to the site.

Thanks!

Paul Freeman
Abandoned & Little-Known Airfields

CFin 10-23-2015 08:10 AM

Awesome! Thanks for sharing.

pfreeman 04-01-2016 06:29 PM

The historical content on Abandoned & Little-Known Airfields continues to grow. with two recent sources of a significant amount of historical pictures & information. In addition to other readers' contributions of material, two readers of the site, Kevin Walsh & David Stevenson, have recently contributed a treasure trove of material which has started to appear on the site & will continue to be added to the site over the coming month. I appreciate the flow of pictures & material from everyone else, as Abandoned & Little-Known Airfields is truly a collaborative project. The site's total of airfields covered now includes 2,068 airfields, across all 50 states.

If you haven't visited Abandoned & Little-Known Airfields in a while, take a look to see what's been added.

Paul Freeman

bay982 04-02-2016 11:02 AM

Excellent website Paul, keep up the good work!

pfreeman 08-07-2016 07:25 AM

The number of former airfields covered on Abandoned & Little-Known Airfields now includes 2,103 airfields, across all 50 states. This includes new additions describing former airfields such as McConnell Field TN, Auburn Airfield WA, and others in California, Pennsylvania, and other states, new images of Meigs Field IL, Haley AAF IL, Echerverria Field Az, and Leicester Airport MA, and updates to many other articles describing former airfields. If you have applicable material, particularly pictures, please let me know!

So if you haven't been to the website in a while, come take a look at what's been added!

Paul Freeman
Abandoned & Little-Known Airfields

LostInPA 08-07-2016 08:25 AM

Paul,

Your site is one of the best aviation sites out there. A number of times I've thought to myself that something looks like a closed airport, and sure enough I check your site and there's an entire history of it.

Keep up the great work!

badflaps 08-07-2016 08:47 AM

Great site, you know you are old when you remember when.........

pfreeman 12-01-2016 03:19 PM

The historical content on Abandoned & Little-Known Airfields continues to grow, with many recent significant submissions of historical material from readers. The site's total of airfields covered now includes 2,136 airfields, across all 50 states. This includes new additions describing former airfields such as Saugus Field MA, Morgan Field MI, Alexai Point Army Airfield AK, Haydu - Mt Bethel Airport NJ, Dunlap Airfield TN, Martins Creek Airport PA, McGills Ultralight Field AZ, Albany Field GA, Fort Lewis #1 Airfield WA, Dayton Airport WA, Skyline Peak Airport NC, and updates to many other articles describing former airfields. If you have applicable material, particularly pictures, please let me know!

Paul Freeman
Abandoned & Little-Known Airfields

fasteddie800 12-12-2016 01:51 PM

Looks like the domain has expired, and the website is off line?

Say it isn't so, Paul!

pfreeman 04-03-2017 04:05 PM

After transitioning the "Abandoned & Little-Known Airfields" website to a new hosting company at the end of last year, I'm happy to report that all of its content (1.3 gigabytes) is now available through a much more robust host.

I've also resumed adding new content to the site. Thanks to historical material submitted by readers, the site's total of airfields covered now includes 2,168 airfields, across all 50 states. This includes new additions describing former airfields such as Park Ridge Airport IL, Clear Ridge Airport NE, Fernley Airfield NV, Rubinkam Airport IL, Saugatuck-Douglas Airport MI, Iberia Parish Airport LA, Haulover Canal Airfield FL, Bassler Airfield MD, and updates to many others. If you have applicable material about a former airfield, please let me know.

And I truly appreciate financial donations, without which the site could not continue.

Paul Freeman
Abandoned & Little-Known Airfields

Sam York 04-03-2017 04:17 PM

Paul I sent you updated shots of warrington and nadc warminster PA a few years back. Let me know if you'd like updated pics of them or willow grove. I'd be glad to take some while out smashing bugs in my local area.

pfreeman 08-01-2017 02:04 PM

Thanks to historical material contributed by Kevin Walsh, Ron Plante, Brian Rehwinkel, and hundreds of other aviation history buffs over the past quarter, the "Abandoned & Little-Known Airfields" website's quantity of material has grown to a total of 2,204 airfields, across all 50 states. This includes new additions describing former airfields such as Groveton Airfield NH, Elsinore Airport CA, Brightwood Airport IN, Reynolds Field NY, Holley Field FL, Wamsutter Airport WY, Pepeekeo Airstrip HI, Kona Village Resort Airstrip HI, Shippensburg Airport PA, McEnnan Airport MI, Rich Field TX, Payne Field MS, Sky Court Airport NM, Bassler Airfield MD, and updates to many others. If you have applicable material about a former airfield, please let me know.

And I truly appreciate financial donations, without which the site could not continue.

Paul Freeman
Abandoned & Little-Known Airfields

UAL T38 Phlyer 08-01-2017 05:11 PM

Nice to see the site back!

pfreeman 12-02-2017 11:39 AM

Thanks to historical material contributed by Lee Corbin, Kevin Walsh, Ron Plante, Brian Rehwinkel, and hundreds of other aviation history buffs over the past quarter, the "Abandoned & Little-Known Airfields" website's quantity of material has grown to a total of 2,248 airfields, across all 50 states. This includes new additions describing former airfields such as Maricopa Airport CA, David's Field MI, Twin City Airport AR, Nottingham Field VA, Steven's Desert Airport CA, Point Spencer AFB AK, Senia Airport IN, North Augusta Airport SC, Scheidler Field MI, and updates to many others. If you have applicable material about a former airfield, particularly pictures, please let me know.

Paul Freeman
Abandoned & Little-Known Airfields

intrepidcv11 12-02-2017 07:12 PM

This is a really cool site for Pacific abandoned airfields. Flying long haul it always blows my mind how many little rock’s are out there on the big water.

https://m.warhistoryonline.com/war-a...pacific.html/2

Dirty30 12-03-2017 06:08 AM

What an awesome site!

pfreeman 04-03-2018 06:59 PM

2017 was a great year for the "Abandoned & Little-Known Airfields" website. Thanks to historical material contributed by Lee Corbin, Kevin Walsh, Ron Plante, Brian Rehwinkel, and hundreds of other aviation history buffs, entries for an additional 117 airfields have been added to the website in the past year. This brings the site's coverage to a total of 2,280 airfields, across all 50 states. It includes new additions describing former airfields such as Tucson Airpark AZ, Yates Airport TX, Westwood Airport (1st location) CA, Holly Airport MI, Robbinsdale Airport MN, Northern Pump Airfield IL, Maveal Airport MI, Genesee Field NY, Hughesville Airport P, Applegarth Airfield NJ, and updates to many others. If you have applicable material about a former airfield, particularly pictures, please let me know.

And I truly appreciate financial donations, without which the site could not continue.

Paul Freeman

Abandoned & Little-Known Airfields

pfreeman 08-14-2018 07:10 PM

Thanks to historical material contributed by Lee Corbin, Bill Grasha, Kevin Walsh, Mike Denja, Brian Rehwinkel, and hundreds of other aviation history buffs, entries for an additional 111 airfields have been added to the "Abandoned & Little-Known Airfields" website in the past year. This brings the site's coverage to a total of 2,305 airfields, across all 50 states. It includes new additions describing former airfields such as Rudy's Airport NJ, Piney Hollow Airfield NJ, Portsmouth Island Airfield NC, Sycamore Airport IL, Bergdoll Field PA, Mather Airport OH, Ace High Airport MO, Wood Field VA, and updates to many others. If you have applicable material about a former airfield, particularly pictures, please let me know.

And I truly appreciate financial donations, without which the site could not continue.

Paul Freeman

Abandoned & Little-Known Airfields

pfreeman 01-05-2019 01:39 PM

Thanks to historical material contributed by Bill Grasha, Kevin Walsh, Mike Denja, Brian Rehwinkel, and hundreds of other aviation history buffs, entries for an additional 92 airfields have been added to the "Abandoned & Little-Known Airfields" website in the past year. This brings the site's coverage to a total of 2,327 airfields, across all 50 states. It includes new additions describing former airfields such as Ishpeming-Dexter Airport MI, Aviation Country Club MI, Hanson Airport IL, Brunswick Airport MD, Englewood Airport CO, Snook Field OH, Menominee County Airport MI, Bar None Aiport CO, and updates to many others. If you have applicable material about a former airfield, particularly pictures, please let me know.

And I truly appreciate financial donations, without which the site could not continue.

Paul Freeman ✈

Abandoned & Little-Known Airfields

badflaps 01-06-2019 06:12 AM

Takes me back, used to go to Wagon Wheel in N. Ill. with my dual X-country students (J-3) always managed to arrive at lunch time, great burgers. Those were the days.:)

RadialGal 01-06-2019 09:01 PM

Bar None closed? Rats!

RadialGal

pfreeman 06-14-2019 07:04 PM

The "Abandoned & Little-Known Airfields" website is celebrating its 20th Anniversary! Driven by my interest to document our nation's disappearing aviation infrastructure, I put it on the web back in 1999. It's hard to believe now, but that was only 8 years after the world's first website, and only one year after the creation of Google.

The website has gone through incredible changes & growth: adding the domain name Abandoned & Little-Known Airfields, changing web hosting providers, but most of all adding an amazing amount of content documenting an ever-growing set of airfields, 90% of which has been sent in by readers. Some of these dedicated band of fellow aviation historians have been sending me material for literally 20 years. That has resulted in the website now covering a total of 2,346 airfields, across all 50 states. Many readers have told me that by seeing how many airfields we've lost, it motivates them to support the airfields we still have. That is the website's most important role.

So thanks to everyone who has supported the website over the past 20 years!

If you have applicable material about a former airfield, particularly pictures, please let me know. And I truly appreciate financial donations, without which the site could not continue.

Paul Freeman 🛩✈

Abandoned & Little-Known Airfields

pfreeman 10-19-2019 05:26 AM

Entries for an additional 49 airfields have been added to the "Abandoned & Little-Known Airfields" website in the past year. This brings the site's coverage to a total of 2,362 airfields, across all 50 states, thanks to historical material contributed by Kevin Walsh, Brian Rehwinkel, Lee Corbin, Bill Grasha, Mike Denja, and hundreds of other aviation history buffs. It includes new additions describing former airfields such as Oberlin Airport OH, Horn Point Aerodrome MD, Bland's Wharf Intermediate Field VA, Milford Intermediate Field VA, Erie Aerodrome MI, Pottawatomie Airport KS, De Witt Airport IA, Grumman Calverton Airfield NY, and updates to many others.
If you have applicable material about a former airfield, particularly pictures, please let me know.

Paul Freeman

Abandoned & Little-Known Airfields

pfreeman 05-16-2020 03:18 PM

Entries for an additional 79 airfields have been added to the "Abandoned & Little-Known Airfields" website at http://www.airfieldsfreeman.com in the past year. This brings the site's coverage to a total of 2,426 airfields, across all 50 states, thanks to historical material contributed by hundreds of devoted aviation history buffs. Recent entries include new additions describing former airfields such as Riverland Airfield MI, August Acres Airport OH, White Airport CA, Ordway Airport CO, Stinson-Northville Field MI, Columbus Southwest Airport OH, NY Seaplane Base Airport NY, Radford Airport VA, and updates to many others.

If you have applicable material about a former airfield, particularly pictures, please let me know.

Paul Freeman

http://www.airfieldsfreeman.com

pfreeman 09-05-2020 06:20 AM

Thanks to historical material contributed by hundreds of devoted aviation history buffs, entries for in additional 91 airfields have been added to the "Abandoned & Little-Known Airfields" website at Abandoned & Little-Known Airfields in the past year. This brings the site's coverage to a total of 2,450 airfields, across all 50 states. Recent entries include new additions describing former airfields such as Lindbergh Field IL, Tillamook Coastway #1 Airport OR, Hotel Carolinian Airfield NC, Lakewood Airport GA, Forest Home Airport MS, Kannapolis Airport NC, NY Seaplane Base Airport NY, Radford Airport VA, and updates to many others.
If you have applicable material about a former airfield, particularly pictures, please let me know.

Paul Freeman
Abandoned & Little-Known Airfields

TransWorld 09-05-2020 02:46 PM


Originally Posted by pfreeman (Post 3122516)
Thanks to historical material contributed by hundreds of devoted aviation history buffs, entries for in additional 91 airfields have been added to the "Abandoned & Little-Known Airfields" website at Abandoned & Little-Known Airfields in the past year. This brings the site's coverage to a total of 2,450 airfields, across all 50 states. Recent entries include new additions describing former airfields such as Lindbergh Field IL, Tillamook Coastway #1 Airport OR, Hotel Carolinian Airfield NC, Lakewood Airport GA, Forest Home Airport MS, Kannapolis Airport NC, NY Seaplane Base Airport NY, Radford Airport VA, and updates to many others.
If you have applicable material about a former airfield, particularly pictures, please let me know.

Paul Freeman
Abandoned & Little-Known Airfields


Thanks! Loved reading about the Eastern Kansas, KCK Fairfax Airport. The B-25 Mitchell was assembled there. My mother worked parts bookkeeping on the wing. TWA had its overhaul base there, until the July 1951 flood of the Missouri River. TWA and Mid-Continent Airlines moved to an overhaul base that was built and became MCI, the Kansas City International Airport. Do not confuse this with the Downtown airport, MKC which was where PAX flights were until MCI. It is right across the river from KCK, in the “teacup” with downtown skyscrapers to the immediate south and Briarcliff to the immediate north. MKC is still used for general aviation.

pfreeman 02-13-2021 09:44 AM

Thanks to historical material contributed by hundreds of devoted aviation history buffs, entries for an additional 117 airfields have been added in the past year to the "Abandoned & Little-Known Airfields" website at Abandoned & Little-Known Airfields. This brings the site's coverage to a total of 2,504 airfields, across all 50 states. Recent entries include new additions describing former airfields such as Ayresport GA, Lexington Airport NC, Canfield Airport ND, Williston Airport ND, Sloulin Field ND, Providence Downtown Helistop RI, Babin Landing Strip LA, Hilton Airport CA, Colonial Airport NC, Original Mt. Airy Airport NC, Hamden Airport CT, Primghar Airport IA, Brown Landing Field SD, Aurora Industrial Airfield IN, Torres Airport PR, Dale Hollow Airport KY, Panamint Springs Auxiliary Airfield CA, Moseley Field AZ, Sharon Airport PA, Woodruff Airport OH, Lonoke Municipal Airport AR, Hemmingway-Stuckey Airport SC, Smithfield Airport RI, Rogert Airstrip NE, Ames Airport MA, Secret Valley CA, Kannapolis Airport NC, and updates to many others.

If you have applicable material about a former airfield, particularly pictures, please let me know.

Paul Freeman
Abandoned & Little-Known Airfields

Profane Kahuna 03-30-2021 07:23 AM

Cool site and thanks for preserving history!

123494 03-30-2021 08:12 AM

You may have to add Flying W (N14) soon. One my favorite little airports in South Jersey that may close and have housing developed on. Sad to see.

Beech Dude 03-30-2021 07:35 PM


Originally Posted by 123494 (Post 3213328)
You may have to add Flying W (N14) soon. One my favorite little airports in South Jersey that may close and have housing developed on. Sad to see.

You're sh***ing me! Really? Used to take my Grandmother there for their Thanksgiving spread. Was always great. Plus many touch and goes since I learned to fly next door at VAY.

123494 03-31-2021 04:31 AM


Originally Posted by Beech Dude (Post 3213712)
You're sh***ing me! Really? Used to take my Grandmother there for their Thanksgiving spread. Was always great. Plus many touch and goes since I learned to fly next door at VAY.

https://www.70and73.com/news/redevel...2fa142b51.html

Same. A couple airports from my childhood which sparked my interest in aviation have gone away. Restaurant was very good there as well. It's not definite as yet I suppose, but I can't see the Board turning down all that additional tax revenue.

Beech Dude 04-11-2021 04:14 AM


Originally Posted by 123494 (Post 3213775)
https://www.70and73.com/news/redevel...2fa142b51.html

Same. A couple airports from my childhood which sparked my interest in aviation have gone away. Restaurant was very good there as well. It's not definite as yet I suppose, but I can't see the Board turning down all that additional tax revenue.

Sad, but true. Then it'll only be a matter of time before they complain about "noisy" planes at VAY. Only time will tell. Thanks for the info bud!

thedus 04-11-2021 05:24 AM


Originally Posted by 123494 (Post 3213328)
You may have to add Flying W (N14) soon. One my favorite little airports in South Jersey that may close and have housing developed on. Sad to see.

Where I got my start 20ish years ago earning my PPL, definitely sad to hear.

pfreeman 07-21-2021 04:48 AM

Thanks to historical material contributed by hundreds of devoted aviation history buffs, entries for an additional 91 airfields have been added to the "Abandoned & Little-Known Airfields" website at www.airfieldsfreeman.com in the past year. This brings the site's coverage to a total of 2,533 airfields, across all 50 states.

Recent entries include new additions describing former airfields such as Mid-City Airport OH, North Houston Airport TX, Lakelawn Airport NY, Miller Field WV, Vandergrift Airport PA, Whiting Field WI, Airlie Airport VA, Superior Airport WI, TAC-X Army Airfield, De Leon Airport TX, Olla Airport LA, Ash Meadows Airport NV, Perdido River Ranch Airport FL, Kearns Airport OH, Camp Roberts AAF (original) CA, The Westerner Inn Airpark TX, Eulberg Airfield SD, Mission Sioux Airport SD, Vanderbilt Seaplane Base NY, Charles Town Airport WV, Pan Am Heliport NY, Ozarks Flying Patch Airport MO, Jaeck Dropzone Airfield GA, updates to many others.

If you have applicable material about a former airfield, particularly pictures, please let me know.

Paul Freeman
www.airfieldsfreeman.com


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