Independently published, April 2022. Trade Paperback. Item #16384
A newly-shared tale of Rochester, New York’s airport. Discover why the City originally purchased Britton Field in 1921, how Charles Lindbergh’s 1927 visit impacted community leaders and why Monroe County became involved in 1948. Read about some of Rochester’s flying pioneers. In this fresh piece of Rochester’s history the reader will be both amused and amazed by joining the author, a 28-year veteran of work at the Frederick Douglass Greater Rochester International Airport, on this trip down memory lane to a time when visiting the airport was fun, to memories of meeting guests at the gate, to Sunday car trips that ended along the edge of the runway. The airport’s history, its beginning and its growth during the 20th century, affirms the contribution it has made to the success and vitality of our City for 100 years.