Beacon Field Airport
|Beacon Field Airport|
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|
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.
- Hybla Valley Airport, a nearby associated defunct airport
- Washington-Virginia Airport, a prominent, privately owned and operated airport in the Washington D.C. area from 1947-1970
- BeaconFieldAirport.com: Website about the airport
- Abandoned & Little Known Airfields (Virginia page)
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