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Old 08-21-2019, 12:38 PM
 
Location: Somewhere flat in Mississippi
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Originally conceived as a joint Dallas-Fort Worth airport, the Big D upgraded Love Field and put this airport out of business before the current DFW Airport opened in 1974.

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Abandoned & Little-Known Airfields: Texas - Northeast Fort Worth
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Old 08-21-2019, 01:51 PM
 
Location: Grapevine, Texas
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Amon Carter Blvd (where it crosses 183) was the old runway at Great Southwest Airport.
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Old 08-21-2019, 02:22 PM
 
Location: Somewhere flat in Mississippi
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Amon Carter Blvd (where it crosses 183) was the old runway at Great Southwest Airport.
Is there a plaque marking the site of the airport?
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Old 08-22-2019, 11:12 AM
 
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Part of the runway is still there at the north side of 183....Amon Carter runs into it.
Often I see DFW police training there...sometimes rental car companies parking inventory there, etc.
I've never seen a plaque.
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Old 08-22-2019, 11:49 AM
 
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Apparently the terminal’s waiting room was lavishly decorated. Too bad some of those weren’t saved.
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Old 08-22-2019, 02:05 PM
 
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As recently as 10 years ago, prior to all of the development to the west of the old AA headquarters and the NBC5 building, you could still make out the trees that lined the driveways to the old terminal in aerial photos.
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Old 08-23-2019, 10:42 PM
 
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
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Part of the runway is still there at the north side of 183....Amon Carter runs into it.
Often I see DFW police training there...sometimes rental car companies parking inventory there, etc.
I've never seen a plaque.

That's the police skidpan training area. Amon Carter is the old runway
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