Sunday, September 17, 2017

State of Aviation in St. Tammany - 1973

This is a photograph of the early days of Greater St. Tammany Regional Airport, back when the runway was complete, but the buildings were not yet being built on Hwy. 36 just east of Abita Springs. A mobile home was the only building on the grounds. The  photograph was taken on June 3, 1972, from 800 feet up.


In 1973 I wrote an extensive article about the state of aviation in St. Tammany Parish.  Here is the article. Click on the image below to see a larger, more readable version. 







 Abita Springs Airport in 1975  


Then, twenty years later...



See also:

Jack Frost, Retired Airline Pilot

Longtime Pilot Recalls Aviation Milestones

St. Tammany Sailplane Activity

Wings and Wheels Show at St. Tammany Airport

Pravata Airpark