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The source for the top, aerial image on this page is the book titled, "Airports and Established Landing Fields in the United States, 1933", published by The Airport Directory Company, Hackensack, NJ. Refer to page 35 of that book.


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Denver Municipal Airport, ca. 1933

In 1933, Denver Municipal Airport was located 5.5 miles northeast of the city of Denver. It was irregular in shape at 5,301 feet altitude. It had a Department of Commerce A-1-A rating.

Day markings consisted of the standard white circle at field center, and "DENVER MUNICIPAL AIRPORT" painted on the hangar.

The entire field was available for use with four preferred sandy-loam runways, 4,524 ft. E/W, 4,042 ft. N/S, 4,881 ft. NW/SE and 5,537 ft. NE/SW. Boundary, flood and obstruction lights were installed, with a 24" rotating green/white beacon flashing "DV". There were no landing fees, but floodlight charge was $1.00.

Telephone (number was Franklin 4100), two-way radio (aeronautical station KGSP, 278 kcs.) and weather reports were available on the field. Restaurant and sleeping quarters were available on the field, and modern hotels and restaurants were in the city. Taxi to the city was 50 cents to a dollar.

Services featured fuel, oil, hangars and licensed repair depot No. 154 with mechanics available day or night. A dope shed and woodworking shop were also located at the field.

Operators included Calhoun Flying Service and Reavis Flying Service, Inc. and Western Flying Service, Inc. providing flight instruction, and United States Airways, Inc., Wyoming Air Express and Western Air Express, Inc. providing transport operations. W.M Bartosch provided instrument repair.

The ground-level image below, shared with us by friend of dmairfield Tim Kalina, is labeled "Denver Municipal 1930s". The two hangar buildings are visible at center, and the terminal building is just off the right side.

Denver Municipal Airport, ca. 1930s
Denver Municipal Airport, ca. 1930s

A guess would be that this image was taken before the one at top, because the land appears less developed.


UPLOADED: 06/05 REVISED: 10/16/08

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Who Went to Denver?
Eight pilots who landed at the Davis-Monthan Airfield called Denver their Homebase.
Three pilots arrived at Davis-Monthan Airfield from Denver, and 18 listed it as their final Destination.
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