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Purdue University. Airport



  • Existence: November 1930-

Historical Information

The Purdue University Airport is the first university-owned airport in the country, established in November 1930. It covers 537 acres with two runways, a system of parallel taxiways, and an apron area. Academic buildings of the Aviation Technology department are also located at the airport.


"About the Airport," Purdue University. Accessed October 12, 2022.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Purdue University Department of Aviation Technology records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 12
Scope and Contents The Purdue University Department of Aviation Technology records document the historical background of the department, the Purdue University Airport, and key moments in the history of aviation in Tippecanoe County. Scrapbooks compiled by the department provide a rich collection of photographs and news clippings which highlight key historical moments, individuals, additions of labs and simulators, and aircraft at the Purdue University Airport. Publications among the...
Dates: 1928 - 2010; Other: Majority of material found within 1970 - 1999