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  • Celebrating the first Municipal Airport!


    On this day in Aviation history the first municipal airport in the United States opened in Tucson Arizona.

    We are going to celebrate this momentous day in American Aviation history with a small flight from Edwards AFB through to Tucson International (the nearest field to the original site)

    Thank you Storm for the additional history for today! (Other Nov 20 events; Tucson Municipal Airport history)

    Flight plan is now available from my OneDrive.







    Flight lead will be in FSX:SE on the msFlights.net NA server, though if you have an alternative preference of simulator you are more than welcome to follow along in Boxed or P3D.


    Cruise speed will be around 280KIAS

    Safe Skies

    Novawing24
    Last edited by Storm; November 20, 2015, 07:39 PM.
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    On November 20th, 1919, Swede Myerhofer became the first pilot to land at Tucson's Municipal Airport, which was located on Old Nogales Highway where the rodeo grounds are today, around 3 nmi at 325° from present day Tuscon International.

    On November 20th, 1945, a B-29B-60-BA piloted by Colonel Clarence L. Irvine and Lieutenant Colonel G.R. Stanley, arrived in Washington DC having flown 6,878 nmi non-stop and unrefueled from Guam, setting the international record for straight line flight.

    On November 20th, 1953, Scott Crossfield made the first manned flight at over Mach 2, in a Douglas D-558-2 Skyrocket at 62,000 ft over Antelope Valley, California, having taken off from Edwards Air Force Base strapped underneath a B-29.
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    • #3
      History of Tucson Municipal Airport
      Tucson Municipal Airport was originally known as McCauley Field and then renamed to Fishburn Field. On November 20th, 1919, Swede Myerhofer became the first pilot to land at the airport, which was located on Old Nogales Highway where the Rodeo grounds are today. It only became known as Tucson Municipal Flying Field in 1923.

      Due to a rapid growth in aviation, the original Tucson Municipal airport quickly proved too small. In November 1st, 1925, the Army opened a new airstrip 4 or 5 nmi to the east, known as Davis-Monthan Landing Field. Tucson civic leaders worked with Army officials to create a larger complex with shared civil and military facilities.

      By 1927, Standard Airlines were offering Tucsonans their first commercial air service. (Standard became one of 82 carriers that would be acquired, starting in 1929, by The Aviation Corporation. In 1930, The Aviation Corporation's airline subsidiaries were incorporated into American Airways, and in 1934 American Airways became American Airlines.)

      On 6 October 1927, Charles Lindbergh, fresh from his non-stop crossing of the Atlantic Ocean, flew his Spirit of St. Louis to Tucson to help dedicate Davis-Monthan as the new Tucson Municipal Airport, then the largest municipal airport in the United States. The event attracted a crowd of 30,000 people, more than 20% of Arizona's population at that time.

      The site became Davis-Monthan Army Air Field on December 3rd, 1941. In 1947, the military asked the city of Tucson to make other arrangements for an airport since they felt civilian and military operations were not compatible. The military site was renamed Davis–Monthan Air Force Base on January 11th, 1948.

      On April 12th, 1948, the Tucson Airport Authority was created as a non-profit corporation to operate a civil airport elsewhere. The new civil airport was built on land already leased in 1941 for 25 years (later extended by a further 100 years) and located 5 nmi southwest of the Air Force Base. It became known as Tucson International.
      Last edited by Storm; November 19, 2015, 08:48 PM. Reason: Spelling corrections (Tuscon > Tucson).
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      • #4
        Thank you Storm for the additional history!

        I have updated the route and uploaded the flightplan for all.

        See you on Friday Night!

        Safe Skies

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        • #5
          Some pics from a great flight!









          Happy landings,
          Lazer


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          • #6
            Here ya go some pics . http://imgbox.com/g/Oe4j8EqcUe

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            • #7
              Great pictures. Enjoyed the flight and company.
              “We deliver anything to the people there—food, mail, the morning paper, the afternoon paper, laundry, refrigerators, Christmas trees, just about anything that will fit in an airplane.”

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