Macauley Field

November is National Aviation History month!

A hundred years ago on November 20th, 1919, Macauley Field, the first Municipal Airport in the United States, officially opened!

The local paper, Tucson Citizen, reported that the first landing at the new airport was made “in one of the Curtis Biplanes of the Barr Flying Circus.” Flying circuses and barnstormers were a huge part of the Golden Age of Aviation. Here’s a clipping from the Tucson Citizen a hundred years ago today, November 21, 1919, advertising rides out of the brand-new airfield!