Through the years its runways were lengthened and facilities were improved to handle larger and faster aircraft. Although a very large airport for the era in which it was built, by the late 1940s it was the world’s busiest airport and clearly too small for the increasing amount of air traffic. Still one of america’s busiest airports, LaGuardia has witnessed the steady progress of American commercial aviation, from flying boats to jetliners.
LaGuardia Airport Images of Aviation: New York - At the time of its opening in 1939, it was the largest and most advanced commercial airport in the world with terminals considered art deco masterpieces.
John F. Kennedy International Airport Images of AviationArcadia Publishing - John F. Renamed John F. Kennedy international airport in 1963, it has now grown to cover 5, 000 acres. Used book in Good Condition. A major new building program began in the mid-1950s, and the airport rapidly changed from a ramshackle series of buildings into a glamorous-looking city. Pushed through by new york’s mayor fiorello laguardia, in Jamaica Bay, the airport was to be located 14 miles from Manhattan, Queens, on the site of the old Idlewild Golf Course.
. For its first years, as it was originally known, Idlewild Airport, consisted of a low-budget temporary terminal and a series of Quonset huts. Kennedy international airport opened in 1948, after the realization set in that the newly built LaGuardia Airport was unable to handle the volume of air traffic for New York City.
Newark Airport Images of AviationArcadia Publishing - The administration building was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1979. Used book in Good Condition. The port authority of new york took over the airport in 1948 and made major investments in airport infrastructure. During world war ii, newark was closed to passenger traffic and controlled by the United States Army Air Force for logistics operations.
In 1935, amelia earhart dedicated the Newark Airport Administration Building, which was North America’s first commercial airline terminal. It opened on october 1, 1928, occupying an area of filled-in marshland. Newark was the busiest airport in the world until LaGuardia Airport, in New York, opened in 1939.
Newark Airport Images of Aviation - Newark airport was the first major airport in the New York metropolitan area. The art deco administration building served as the main terminal until the opening of the North Terminal in 1953. Used book in Good Condition. It expanded, opened new runways and hangars, and improved the airport’s terminal layout.
Delta Air Lines: 75 Years of Airline Excellence Images of Aviation: GeorgiaArcadia Publishing - The history of delta air lines can be traced back to 1924 and the start of an aerial crop dusting outfit, but it was in 1929 that scheduled passenger services began. Used book in Good Condition. This book celebrates a remarkable 75-year history in words and pictures, highlighting the men and women who have helped to make Delta a tour de force.
Used book in Good Condition. Images culled from the Delta Air Transport Heritage Museum, Inc. And the author's personal collection are coupled with an engaging narrative in a collection sure to be treasured by Delta employees past and present, aviation enthusiasts, and the many who have flown with Delta over the years.
Delta Air Lines: 75 Years of Airline Excellence Images of Aviation: Georgia - Used book in Good Condition. Monumental growth and change occurred at Delta throughout the second half of the 20th century. This volume uncovers the earliest days of Delta, 1929, from it first scheduled passenger service on June 17, through the myriad developments of the 20th century. From the small beginnings at macon, louisiana and a small five-passenger plane, Georgia and then Monroe, Delta has grown to become one of the world's leading airlines.
By the start of the new millennium, delta air lines was the world's largest airline in terms of passengers carried-120 million in 2000-and operating from the world's largest hub airport, Atlanta Hartsfield International.
San Francisco Bay Area Aviation Images of Aviation: CaliforniaArcadia Publishing - Used book in Good Condition. Used book in Good Condition. Aside from private and commercial airline operations, the area has housed the NACA/NASA Research Center, the prestigious Boeing School of Aeronautics, and the dirigible USS Macon. Used book in Good Condition. Used book in Good Condition. It is currently the center for antique aircraft in Northern California and has been the site of numerous flight records, including the Dole Race and Amelia Earhart’s circumnavigation attempts.
San francisco was also home to the pioneer Pan American Airways flying boat, which opened the Pacific Ocean to air travel. From hot-air balloons to jets, no other location has a more diverse aviation history than the San Francisco Bay Area.
Los Angeles International Airport Images of AviationArcadia Publishing - Used book in Good Condition. One of the world’s busiest airports grew out of mines field and expanded quickly in the 1930s with the exploits of Charles Lindbergh and Amelia Earhart, Howard Hughes and Will Rogers, Curtiss and Martin, and Boeing and Lockheed. Growth on the flatlands along the western extents of Imperial Highway in the 1920s was once measured in beans, barley, and jackrabbits.
Used book in Good Condition. Used book in Good Condition. After world war ii, this large portion of coastal Los Angeles between El Segundo and Marina del Rey became the main airport for Greater Los Angeles. After 2000, the site that became los angeles International Airport would be measured by the more than 60 million passengers and nearly two million tons of cargo passing through it each year.
Los Angeles International Airport Images of Aviation - With the advent of the jet age in the town of the jet set, politics, LAX became a nexus of international travel and a symbol of sophistication as the “Gateway to the World, business, ” a cutting-edge center for the overlapping spheres of aviation, and entertainment. Used book in Good Condition. Used book in Good Condition.