Beacon Field Airport

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Beacon Field Airport
Beacon Field Airport historic marker, Beacon Hill Mall behind.jpg
A historic marker denotes the site of Beacon Field Airport, today the Beacon Hill Mall
Airport type Private (closed)
Owner Reid, Lehman families
Location Fairfax County, Virginia
Elevation AMSL 249 ft / 76 m
Coordinates 38°46′20″N 077°05′00″W / 38.77222°N 77.08333°W / 38.77222; -77.08333
Direction Length Surface
ft m
 ? 2,313 705 Macadam
 ? ~2,000 ~600  ?
Source: [1], [2]

Beacon Field Airport was an airport located in the Groveton area of Fairfax County, Virginia, from the 1920s until its closure in 1959. One of the nation's earliest private airports, and particularly in the Washington DC Metropolitan Area, it received its name because it was the location of an airway beacon used to guide early airmail pilots. It later became a popular training site, complete with FBO, for pilots learning to fly after World War II on the G.I. Bill.

The site, originally an antebellum estate called City View, is now the location of a shopping center.

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