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CLOSED Greater Southwest International Airport-Amon Carter Field
Fort Worth, Texas, United States

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Flickr Images of the Greater Southwest Airport (Amon Carter

Photographers who have photo images of Amon Carter Field when it was still in use during the '60's ought to consider placing them (photos) on FLICKR for enjoyment of aviation buffs. I'm sure there are some folks out there who still have pictures of this airport in Ft. Worth in their possession . It would be interesting to see what the airport operations and facilities were like back then. I was personally privileged to tour the terminal plus the concourses as well as the ramp area with a friend of mine back in mid '70's. Unfortunately, I did not have a camera with me to photograph the airfield. We had unlimited access to the concourses and ramp. There were no aircraft operations after DFW opened. I was fortunate to find an original kodachrome slide, on EBAY, taken in 1955 with a Central Airlines DC-3 parked on the south concourse. The image is in excellent condition. I'm lucky to have it in my personal collection. Today, nothing exists on the site of the terminal of historical significance. A small bit of concrete slab, part of the taxiway from the runway is still there and can be seen clearly after take off from DFW. March 27, 2014 Bob V H

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Correction to UNIV. of TX library SPECIAL COLLECTIONS Dept.

Special Collections is on the 6th floor, not the second. Sorry for the error.

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Photos of Greater Southwest International Airport, Fort wort

For anyone looking for photos of the Amon Carter Airport (Greater Southwest Int'l Airport) Check with the Univ. of Texas library, SPECIAL COLLECTIONS up on the 2nd floor. The photos were primarily taken by the Ft. Worth Star Telegram and donated to the library. The photos are mostly black and white. They are excellent! I can atest to that. I visited the library about a year ago and was pleasantly surprized at what they have available. Photos can be purchased at $10 per print. Unless you have another outside source, this collection is by far the best I've ever seen. Check them out.

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Mystery Airport

Everytime I fly into DFW, I see what appears to be a piece of runway about 2 miles south of the airport. Finally looked up what it was and found out that this used to be a big airport. Lots of pictures and information about this mystery airport can be found here: http://www.airfields-freeman.com/TX/Airfields_TX_FtWorth_NE.html


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