Lansdowne Airport

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Lansdowne Airport
IATA: noneICAO: noneFAA LID: 04G
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator Lansdowne Land Associates
Location Youngstown, Ohio
Elevation AMSL 1,044 ft / 318 m
Coordinates 41°07′50″N 080°37′11″W / 41.13056°N 80.61972°W / 41.13056; -80.61972Coordinates: 41°07′50″N 080°37′11″W / 41.13056°N 80.61972°W / 41.13056; -80.61972
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
2/20 3,073 937 Asphalt

Lansdowne Airport (FAA LID: 04G) is a small, local airport on the East Side of Youngstown, Ohio, US near the Pennsylvania border. Lansdowne Airport is a privately owned airport, located in an area known as the "Sharon Line" to locals, due to its proximity to a defunct train line that once ran from Youngstown to Sharon, right across the state line through the Steel Valleys.

The airport was dedicated as Lansdowne Field in late October 1926. It was named for Lieutenant Commander Zachary Lansdowne, an Ohio native and commander of the US Navy airship USS Shenandoah (ZR-1), which crashed in Ava, Ohio in 1925. Rear Admiral William A. Moffett, then the head of the Navy's Bureau of Aeronautics and champion of airships, was in attendance.[1]

Lansdowne Airport was the first airport in Youngstown and was the first in the region to see airmail service. Because of the increasing size in airplanes and the lack of a suitable amount of land in the vicinity of Lansdowne, a decision was made to build Youngstown Municipal Airport eleven miles away in Vienna, Ohio.

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  1. ^ "Trip". Time. Retrieved 2007-02-26. 

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