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      Post #73046, posted on 08-05-2019 GMT-5 hours    
      Not sure if you have ever discovered the Greater Southwest International Airport saga. Very interesting history.

      It operated for several years as the main field for Dallas and Ft Worth. It was eventually all buried in a trench and ploughed up. No mention can be found at the site grounds that it ever existed. Very, very strange.
      The American Airlines Museum is across the interstate highway from the site. When we asked the curator about the airport they told us they had no information--not even a photo!

      The Abandoned and Little Known Airfields site has a good article about its history. This is the airport I flew out of as a kid.

      Andy

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      Post #73054, posted on 08-05-2019 GMT-5 hours    
      Greetings!

      My mother bought a set of the World Book Encyclopedia for my brother and me around 1959-60. It had a photo of Amon Carter Field taken from above showing the layout under the Header "Airport" and as I recall, the 367-80 was partly in the photo. Over the years I have seen many photos of the airport in various publications, so it is not as obscure as you might believe. I believe Central Airlines might have used it as a base in those years before merging with Frontier Airlines in 1967.

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      Jeff Jarvis

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      Post #73056, posted on 08-05-2019 GMT-5 hours    
      Jeff,
      Thanks for the info on publications about Amon Carter Field. I need to do more research as I didn't know there was more material about the field.

      There is a DC-3 marked Central Airlines in the movie "Strategic Air Command" which also shows a small shot of the terminal. I plan on making a small diorama of the terminal apron in 1/144.

      Andy