Talk:Palo Alto Airport
|This is the talk page for discussing improvements to the Palo Alto Airport article.
This is not a forum for general discussion of the article's subject.
|WikiProject Aviation / Airports||(Rated Stub-class)|
|WikiProject California||(Rated Stub-class)|
WWII history is incorrect - applied to wrong airport
It appears that the entire WWII history section of this article actually applies to the Mesa Del Rey Airport in King City.
According to the Palo Alto Weekly, the Palo Alto Airport opened in 1935 (not 1940), and was closed during WWII (not surprising, given it's proximity to Moffett Field, and the short runway length at the time.) http://www.paloaltoonline.com/weekly/morgue/2001/2001_07_04.pairhistory.
According to this site, there was another "Palo Alto Airport" located in King City, which was used for training during WWII. http://www.airfieldsdatabase.com/WW2/WW2%20R26c1%20AL-CA.htm
That airport is currently known as Mesa Del Rey Airport, and the WWII history section of it's Wikipedia article is almost identical. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mesa_Del_Rey_Airport
Operations turned over to City of Palo Alto
Thanks for taking care of the move. I've revised and added a couple web-links, but too much a Wikipedia novice to know what should be a "reference" and what should be an "external link" (and always worry about link rot). A prodigious amount of information about this airport has been gathered by the local working groups who researched the advisability of the City taking over management and financial responsibility from the County. For example this 1 Mb PDF document which provides a concise historical background and then describes the current environment and operational challenges. Rairden (talk) 04:06, 27 May 2015 (UTC)