1929 : Kalamazoo Airport Becomes First Municipal Airport in State

December 14, 2018 all-day

On December 14,  1929, the Kalamazoo Airport received Michigan license number 1 and became the first municipal airport in the state.

The inspiration of an airport in Kalamazoo began in 1925.

In May of 1926, the City of Kalamazoo bought 383 acres of land near Portage and Kilgore Roads. Scheduled air service began between Kalamazoo and Grand Rapids shortly thereafter, and the first regular air mail service started in July, 1928.

In February 1929, the field was licensed as the first municipal airport in Michigan. It was named Lindbergh Field in honor of famous aviator, Charles Lindbergh.

Source :

WAKV (Plainwell, MI), The Memory Station Facebook Page

History of AZO website

Kalamazoo,Battle Creek International Airport wikipedia entry

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