Wednesday, October 20, 2010

on this day ... in 1917: Love Field opens.

Dallas Love Field opened as an army flying field on this day in 1917. However, it wasn't until 1927 that the field was open to civilian use becoming Dallas's primary airport until 1974 when DFW started operating.

On November 22, 1963 John F. Kennedy landed at Love Field and after his assassination Lyndon B Johnson was sworn in as the 36th president aboard Air Force One on the tarmac of the Dallas airport.

Here is a pretty nice video of a landing at Love Field by night. It's eight minutes long so I hope you have some time to kill .

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