San Diego International Airport, Lindbergh Field

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Arcadia Publishing, 2012 - History - 127 pages
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Now formally known as San Diego International Airport, Lindbergh Field was named in honor of Charles Lindbergh and has been a center of aeronautic activity since its dedication in 1928. Many famous personalities and events have been associated with the airstrip, which quickly grew to include a Coast Guard Air Station, three airlines, two flying schools, and Ryan Aeronautical. In 1935, Consolidated Aircraft relocated to Lindbergh Field, transforming it into an aviation manufacturing center. Situated just three miles north of downtown San Diego, Lindbergh Field serves more than 50,000 travelers a day, making San Diego International Airport the busiest single-runway commercial airport today in the United States.

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The San Diego Air & Space Museum has preserved this history, now offered for the first time and featuring unique photographs from its archives--one of the largest aviation photographic collections in the world. Many photographs used from that collection have never before been published, including rare images taken during construction. This book has been authored by museum staff members Katrina Pescador, Alan Renga, and Pamela Gay.

Author Alan Renga received a master's of arts in history from San Diego State University and is the associate archivist at the San Diego Air and Space Museum. Mark Mentges holds a master's of library science from the University of California at Berkeley, where he headed the Reference Department at the Education-Psychology Library and was a research specialist at the Business Library. He currently volunteers at the San Diego Air and Space Museum Archives. In this unique volume, together they document the history of the airline using the museum's extensive PSA photograph collection.

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