Fields and Airports

"We returned home, after these experiments, with the conviction that sailing flight was not the exclusive prerogative of birds." Otto Lilienthal

Two landing strips criss-crossing with buildings behind them
Photo of Brooks Air Force base, c.1939

U.S. Air Force

Since the beginning of flight, flying fields and airports have been a staple in aviation history. Read the stories of well-known locales along with some of the more obscure places that comprise this history.
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    Last updated: September 5, 2017