Grand Central Air Terminal
From 1923, when it was known as the Glendale Airport, to the World War II era, when the military took it over, Grand Central Air Terminal was the main commercial airport serving Southern California and the ancestral home of what became Convair (General Dynamics) and Hughes Aircraft. The first scheduled transcontinental passenger service was flown out of Grand Central by Charles Lindbergh, with Amelia Earhart among the passengers. Grand Central had the first paved runway west of the Rocky Mountains, and was a terminal for Pickwick, TWA, American, and Pan Am's Mexican subsidiary. After Pearl Harbor, commercial operations ceased and the Army Air Corps turned Grand Central into a training center and a key element in the air defenses for Los Angeles when a Japanese invasion seemed imminent.
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
Glendales Elite Sprout Wings
The MomandPop Airport
High Finance Takes Charge
The New Douglas Sets the Pace
The 350MilesPerHourOrBust Club
War Clouds on the Horizon
Those Audacious Young Men in Their P38s
Nobody Knew the Business Like Babb and Mose
Airport in Decline
3lJJ Aeronca Air Force air show Air Transport airplane Amelia Earhart Angeles River aviation Babb Company became Bert Kinner biplane Boeing Boller Brand built Burbank Capt Central Air Terminal Charles Lindbergh chief City of Glendale cockpit crash crew Crosby Curtiss Curtiss-Wright Technical Institute CWTI students designed Doc Young Douglas Dreamworks SKG engine fighter flier flight Flying Club flying school GCAT Glendale Airport Glendale School Glendale's Grand Central Air Grand Central Aircraft Grand Central Airport Griffith Park hangar horsepower Howard Hughes Jack Jenny JN4D Joe Plosser joyriders Kinner Airster later left to right Lockheed Los Angeles River Maddux Major Moseley's manufacturing Montijo Moseley municipal airport National Air Races Northrop operations Orion passenger Philp pictured planes Plosserville propeller Royer runway Ryan sold Southern California Spicer Squadron Stinson test pilot Timm Tomlinson trainer Travelair trimotor TWA's U.S. Army U.S. Army Air U.S. Navy Waldo Waterman West wing World