Abandoned & Little-Known Airfields

© 2002, © 2020 by Paul Freeman. Revised 1/23/20.

*** 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 2,388 airfields, in all 50 states.

The pages are organized by state:



Alabama

Updated 7/20/19

Illinois

Updated 1/19/20

Montana

Updated 12/8/19

Puerto Rico

Updated 6/9/18

Alaska

Updated 1/8/20

Indiana

Updated 12/27/19

Nebraska

Updated 12/29/19

Rhode Island

Updated 10/14/19

Arizona

Updated 1/8/20

Iowa

Updated 8/17/19

Nevada

Updated 12/30/19

South Carolina

Updated 12/1/19

Arkansas

Updated 8/10/19

Kansas

Updated 12/16/19

New Hampshire

Updated 8/10/19

South Dakota

Updated 1/6/19

California

Updated 1/19/20

Kentucky

Updated 11/11/19

New Jersey

Updated 1/2/20

Tennessee

Updated 12/24/19

Colorado

Updated 9/12/19

Louisiana

Updated 9/12/19

New Mexico

Updated 11/26/19

Texas

Updated 1/1/20

Connecticut

Updated 10/13/19

Maine

Updated 4/3/19

New York

Updated 1/8/20

Utah

Updated 12/7/19

Delaware

Updated 11/12/19

Maryland

Updated 1/6/20

North Carolina

Updated 12/20/19

Vermont

Updated 8/10/19

District of Columbia

Updated 11/14/19

Massachusetts

Updated 1/7/20

North Dakota

Updated 10/23/19

Virginia

Updated 1/15/20

Florida

Updated 1/23/20

Michigan

Updated 11/15/19

Ohio

Updated 12/23/19

Washington State

Updated 1/11/20

Georgia

Updated 12/23/19

Minnesota

Updated 11/1/19

Oklahoma

Updated 9/12/19

West Virginia

Updated 1/5/20

Hawaii & Western Pacific Islands

Updated 12/11/19

Mississippi

Updated 10/19/19

Oregon

Updated 6/29/19

Wisconsin

Updated 1/6/20

Idaho

Updated 6/29/19

Missouri

Updated 12/23/19

Pennsylvania

Updated 12/31/19

Wyoming

Updated 5/14/19

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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,

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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:

Alum Rock Airport CA, Rochester-Marion Airport MA, Port Aransas Airport TX, Whander Field PA, Gordon Airport PA, Indy Motor Speedway Aerodrome IN,

Sky Haven Airport IL, Savannah Airfield TN, Schuylkill Airport PA, Fox Airport TX, Grumman Calverton Airfield NY, 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 the website with historical material & financial contributions over the past 20 years.

History of the site:

This site has been on the web since April 1999.

From April 2002 – January 2020 it had 2,584,300 visitors.

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