Talk:Palo Alto Airport

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WWII history is incorrect - applied to wrong airport[edit]

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


Tantivy (talk) 00:31, 1 March 2012 (UTC)

Operations turned over to City of Palo Alto[edit]

No longer operated by the County of Santa Clara. Maybe I'll update the article myself when I find time. Rairden (talk) 18:46, 19 April 2015 (UTC)

You are right. I have done the edits, let's move the page now 192.138.150.9 (talk) 21:40, 14 May 2015 (UTC)

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)

Requested move 14 May 2015[edit]

The following is a closed discussion of a requested move. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on the talk page. Editors desiring to contest the closing decision should consider a move review. No further edits should be made to this section.

The result of the move request was: Moved as requested Mike Cline (talk) 14:05, 22 May 2015 (UTC)



Palo Alto Airport of Santa Clara CountyPalo Alto Airport – The city of Palo Alto has taken over operations from the county. History part has already been updated. 192.138.150.9 (talk) 21:40, 14 May 2015 (UTC)

  • Support. Reliable sources do suggest the shorter name is the common name: [1], [2], [3], etc. Zarcadia (talk) 16:10, 15 May 2015 (UTC)
  • Support as per Zarcadia. GeorgeGriffiths (talk) 16:23, 21 May 2015 (UTC)
  • Support move, as this is now the common name, and most concise name, for this airport. Anyone who has any familiarity with air transportation in the region will recognize this as the name of the airport right away. - WPGA2345 - 00:41, 22 May 2015 (UTC)

The above discussion is preserved as an archive of a requested move. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on this talk page or in a move review. No further edits should be made to this section.