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Wheels West Day in Susanville History – May 18, 1939

Thursday, May 18th, 2017

The Susanville Airport in the early 1940's

The Susanville Airport in the early 1940’s

Flyers Buys Airplane
Lassen Club Receives Training Ship
May 18, 1939

A new training plane is being purchased by the Lassen Flying Club, and will be brought here Monday, it was announced Saturday.

The plane will be brought in by Al Reese, club instructor, Leslie Mastolier, and Frank Knapp, who are now in San Francisco purchasing the new model, which will be equipped with hydraulic brakes, a long range compass, and a steerable tail wheel.

A new hangar, and improvements on the local field are almost completed, Ed Church, president of the flying club said.

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One Response to Wheels West Day in Susanville History – May 18, 1939

  1. Fred Pace

    Fred Pace

    Thursday, May 18th, 2017 at 8:29 am

    I remember when the Susanville airport looked like this. We live about 1/4 mile from the airport.

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