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    Abandoned & Little-Known Airfields website

    Do you ever wonder what happened to the old airport where you learned to fly? The "Abandoned & Little-Known Airfields" website, at www.airfields-freeman.com, is a free historical archive of pictures & description of 1,876 former airfields, in all 50 states & territories.
    Meigs Field, Glendale Grand Central Air Terminal, Flushing Airport, and many others lavishly documented. Visit www.airfields-freeman.com to see them all!
    Paul Freeman

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    Love that site, Paul. Have referred to it for years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CarlOrton View Post
    Love that site, Paul. Have referred to it for years.
    Me too...drop the guy a few bucks so he can keep the site up, I did.
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    I've used that site many times too, extremely interesting.

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    I found this site when I was putting together an article on Ghost Airports. It's a fascinating site, and I spent far too long there, lost browsing through pages of great information. Highly recommended.

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    Love the site Paul. In fact, I still owe you some rescanned photos I promised and never delivered. :-(
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    The site was a great tour of the forgotten past. Hopefully we can fight to keep other airports from ending up on the site as the forgotten past.

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    www.airfields.freeman.com featured in AOPA Pilot Magazine

    The Abandoned & Little-Known Airfields website, at http://www.airfields-freeman.com, recently had 2 milestones:
    - It reached over 2 million visitors, and
    - Barry Schiff's column in the April AOPA Pilot Magazine featured the website - see http://www.aopa.org/News-and-Video/All- ... /profpilot

    The content on http://www.airfields-freeman.com has also continued to grow, now with a total of 1,920 former airfields covered, in all 50 states. Several hundred other entries have been updated with additional pictures & information.

    So if you haven't visited http://www.airfields-freeman.com in a while, come back & see how much interesting aviation historical material has been added to the site.

    Thanks!

    Paul Freeman
    http://www.airfields-freeman.com

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    Thanks to material submitted by readers, the historical content on www.airfields-freeman.com has continued to expand: In the past 3 months, a total of 35 additional airfields have been added to the website, bringing the site's total of airfields covered to 1,996, across all 50 states. Many of the existing writeups have been updated with new material, with a total of over 30,723 airfield pictures now on the site.

    So if you haven't visited www.airfields-freeman.com in a while, come back & see how much interesting aviation historical material has been added to the site.

    Thanks!

    Paul Freeman
    www.airfields-freeman.com

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    The historical content on www.airfields-freeman.com continues to grow. with two recent sources of a significant amount of historical pictures & information. In addition to other readers' contributions of material, two readers of the site, Kevin Walsh & David Stevenson, have recently contributed a treasure trove of material which has started to appear on the site & will continue to be added to the site over the coming month. I appreciate the flow of pictures & material from everyone else, as www.airfields-freeman.com is truly a collaborative project. The site's total of airfields covered now includes 2,068 airfields, across all 50 states.

    If you haven't visited www.airfields-freeman.com in a while, take a look to see what's been added.

    Paul Freeman

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