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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:

Paul E. Stanley papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSF 50
Scope and Contents The Paul E. Stanley papers document the earliest years of the School of Aeronautics and the planning that went into creating the school. Other material among the papers pertain to the early years of the Purdue Airport and Division of Engineering Sciences. Neil Armstrong was a student of Stanley's, and there are clippings, front pages of newspapers, reports, an invitation sent by Armstrong to Stanley for his homecoming celebrating in Wapakoneta, Ohio, along with other pre and post-Apollo 11...
Dates: 1909 - 1972; Majority of material found within 1947 - 1969