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Thousands of Abandoned and Little-Known Airfields now Online

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Interested in that old airfield in your valley, or atop that nearby hill? Check out Paul Freeman’s collection of history, chart images and photos of US airfields that are little-known or no longer exist. The collection includes all 50 states, and at present, lists 2,260 airports. 

“As a pilot, a particular interest of mine has always been the abandoned airfields that dot the landscape of much of this country,” says Freeman, founder of the website “Abandoned & Little-Known Airfields.

He feels that airfields that remain accessible could have safety value in an emergency, and Freeman finds value “for their sometimes fascinating history.” Freeman says he “always tries to land at as many airports as possible, to learn a little about each one.”

Freeman depends on the pilot community for input on location, history, photos, and other useful information, and he invites donations, stating, “If you enjoy this website, please support it with a financial contribution.”


Paul Freeman and family.