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Airway Bulletin 376; May 29, 1928

Numedia Airport History

Historical Photo Gallery
(Shows a portion of the concrete arrow in one of the photos. This arrow no longer exists, but beacon & shed are here.)

C-NY 60A/59B Numedia

Pennsylvania:  Columbia County

Transcontinental Airway
CAM #17 Chicago-New York
Cleveland-New York airway
National Air Transport (Inc.)

Gps: 40.865833, -76.401105

Photos Courtesy of Dave Gurkin and Chuck Gurkin February 12, 2016


25 C-P Williamsburg

Pennsylvania:  Huntingdon County

CAM #34 Los Angeles-New York
Columbus-Philadelphia Airway
Ebensburg-Philadelphia section
Transcontinental Air Transport, Inc.

Gps: 40.421633, -78.168200

25 C-P Williamsburg

 

Shunk #16

Pennsylvania:  Sullivan County

unknown airway

Gps: 41.545212, -76.732257

 

9A W-C McConnelsburg

Pennsylvania:  Fulton/Franklin County

CAM #11 Cleveland-Pittsburg
Washington-Cleveland Airway 
Washington-Pittsburgh Section 

National Geodetic Survey Data Sheet JV4768

Gps: 39.914748, -77.957221

 

 

South Mountain

beacon #3 unknown airway

Pennsylvania:  Adams County

GPS: 39.906933, -77.436393

 

Altoona-Blair County Airport

Pennsylvania:  Blair County

unknown airway

Gps: 40.295953, -78.324448

 

 

Bedford County Airport

Pennsylvania:  Bedford County

Cam #11 Washington-Cleveland Airway 
Washington-Pittsburgh Section
Skyline Transportation Company

Gps: 40.082088, -78.511828

 

Butler-Graham Airport

Pennsylvania:  Butler County

Pittsburgh-Erie airway

gps: 40.779259, -79.949122

 

Carlisle Airport

Pennsylvania:  Cumberland County

unknown airway

Gps: 40.188946, -77.167953

 

Chambersburg Municipal

Pennsylvania:  Franklin County

unknown airway

Gps: 39.971678, -77.647972

 

 

Connellsville Airport

Pennsylvania:  Fayette County

unknown airway

Gps: 39.960673, -79.654293

 

Jimmy Stewart Airport

Pennsylvania: Indiana County

unknown Airway

Gps: 40.632698, -79.100791

 

35 C-P Lancaster DOCILF

Pennsylvania:  Lancaster County

CAM #34
Columbus-Philadelphia airway
Ebensburg- Philadelphia section
Western Air Express (Inc.) and Transcontinental Air Transport (Inc.)

Gps: 40.118825, -76.299070

 

Mid State Airport

Pennsylvania:  Centre County

unknown airway

Gps: 40.886574, -78.084767

 

 

Mifflin County

Pennsylvania:  Mifflin County

unknown airway

Gps: 40.676984, -77.622783

 

Pocono Mountains Municipal

Pennsylvania:  Monroe County

unknown airway

Gps: 41.138358, -75.373991

 

Quakertown Airport

Pennsylvania:  Bucks County

unknown airway

Gps: 40.436098, -75.380603

 

Rostraver Airport

Pennsylvania:  Westmoreland County

unknown airway

Gps: 40.206747, -79.833717

 

Somerset County Airport

Pennsylvania:  Somerset County

unknown airway

Gps: 40.040380, -79.015781

   

Washington County Airport

Pennsylvania:  Washington County

unknown airway

Gps: 40.135187, -80.289297

 

York County Airport

Pennsylvania: York County

unknown airway

Gps: 39.922652, -76.878047

Arrows were know to be at the following Pennsylvania locations. If the intermediate fields had arrows, it is very likely that the beacons between fields also had arrows.
Happy Hunting.

Allentown

Allentown Municipal Airport, municipal, rating. Four miles N. Altitude, 380 feet. Rectangular. 250 acres, sod, level, natural drainage; two runways, 2,500 feet N./S. and 2,600 feet E./W., both 200 feet wide. ALLENTOWN on hangar roof. Directional arrow marked "65 C-NY." Pole line along road to E., on part of road to N., and to W.; trees and buildings to N., E., and W. Beacon, boundary, approach, and obstruction lights. Beacon, 36-inch rotating, showing alternate clear and green flashes. Facilities for servicing, day and night. Combined radio marker-radiophone, 278 kcs., for position reporting and emergency broadcasts. Teletype operated by Weather Bureau.

Allentown Airport, commercial, rating . Four miles N. Altitude, 380 feet. Rectangular, 250 acres, sod, level, natural drainage; two runways, 2,500 feet N./S. and 2,600 feet E./W., both 200 feet wide. ALLENTOWN on hangar roof. Directional arrow marked "65 C-NY." Pole line along road to E., on part of road to N., and to W.; trees and buildings to N., E., and W. Beacon, boundary, approach, and obstruction lights. Beacon, 36-ineh rotating, showing alternate clear and green flashes. Facilities for servicing, day only. Teletypewriter operated by Weather Bureau. 

Bellefonte

Department of Commerce intermediate field, site-53A, Chicago-New York Airway. Four miles SE. Altitude, 1,050 feet. Rectangular, 85 acres, 2,275 by 1,675 feet, sod, slight slope to SE, natural drainage. Directional arrow marked "53A. C-NY." Pole line to S. and SW., radio towers to E. and W., trees to N. Beacon, boundary, approach, and obstruction lights. Beacon, 24- inch rotating, with green course lights flashing characteristic "3" (..._). Department of Commerce radio station WWQ, operating frequency 284 kcs. Radio range beacon, identifying signal "R" (._.), operating frequency 284 kcs. Hangar and aviation fuel, day and night. Teletype. 

Blain

Department of Commerce Intermediate field, site 28B, Columbus-Philadelphia Airway. Three miles NE. of Blain, Pa.; ¼ mile N. of Andersonburg, Pa. Altitude, 760 feet. Irregular, 53 acres, sod, level, natural drainage; two landing strips, 2,060 feet N./S., 2,580 feet NW./SE., each 500 feet wide; entire field available. Directional arrow marked "28B, C-P" Beacon tower in SE. corner, pole line on E., hill and trees to NW. Beacon, boundary, approach, and obstruction lights. Beacon, clear, flashing characteristic "8" (_...) No servicing facilities. 

Department of Commerce intermediate field, site 28B, Columbus-Philadelphia Airway. Three miles NE. of Blain, Pa.; one-fourth mile N. of Andersonburg, Pa. Altitude, 750 feet. Irregular, 53 acres, sod, level, natural drainage; two landing strips, 2,060 feet N./S., 2,580 feet NW./SE., each 500 feet wide; entire field available. Directional arrow marked "28B, C-P." Beacon tower in SE. corner, pole line on E., hill and trees to NW. Beacon, boundary, approach, and obstruction lights. Beacon, clear, flashing characteristic "8 "(_...). No servicing facilities. 

Brookville

Department of Commerce intermediate field, site 45A, Chicago-New York Airway. One and one-half miles SW. Altitude, 1,400 feet. Irregular shape, 82 acres, sod, level, natural drainage; two landing strips 2,250 feet E/W., 1,250 feet N/S, additional 1,000 feet being conditioned. Directional arrow marked "45A C-NY." Beacon, boundary, and obstruction lights. Beacon, 24-inch rotating with green course lights flashing characteristic "5" (._.). Teletype. No servicing facilities.

Department of Commerce intermediate field, site 45A, Chicago-New York Airway. One and one-half miles SW. Altitude, 1,400 feet Irregular shape, 82 acres, sod, level, natural drainage; two landing strips 2,250 feet B./W., 3,000 NB./SW. Directional arrow marked " 45A C-NY." Beacon, boundary, and obstruction lights. Beacon, green flashing characteristic "5" (._.). Teletypewriter. No servicing facilities. Rotating beacon on hill 1 mile E. Department of Commerce marker beacon, characteristic signal "I" (. ,) operating frequencies 284, 344, and 278 kc. 

Buckstown

Department of Commerce intermediate field, site 13B, Washington-Cleveland Airway. One mile SE. Altitude, 2,442 feet. Irregular, 56 acres, sod, level, natural and tile drainage: one landing strip 2.300 feet NE./SW.; entire field available. Directional arrow marked "13B W-C." Pole lines on W. and SW., beacon tower in SW. corner. Beacon, boundary, approach, and obstruction lights. Beacon, 24-inch rotating, with green course lights flashing characteristic "3" (. . . ). No servicing facilities.

Department of Commerce intermediate field, site 13B, Washington-Cleveland Airway. One mile SE. of city. Altitude, 2,442 feet. Irregular, 56 acres, sod, level, natural and artificial drainage; one landing strip 2,300 feet NE./SW.; entire field available. Directional arrow marked "13B W-C." Pole lines on W. and SW., beacon tower in SW. corner. Beacon, boundary, approach, and obstruction lights. Beacon, 24-inch rotating, with green course lights flashing characteristic "3" (. . . ). No servicing facilities. 

Curwensville (Greenwood Club)

Department of Commerce intermediate field, site 48B, Chicago-New York Airway. Six miles N. Altitude, 2,300 feet Rectangular, 37 acres, 2,200 by 900 feet, sod, level, tile drainage. This is a two-way field, longest dimension being N. and S. Directional arrow marked "48A C-NY." Beacon, boundary, approach, and obstruction lights. Beacon, 24-inch rotating, with green course lights flashing characteristic "8" (_ . . , Trees to E. and W. Teletype.

Department of Commerce intermediate field, site 48, Chicago-New York Airway. Six miles N. Altitude, 2,300 feet Rectangular, 37 acres, 2,300 by 900 feet, sod, level, artificial drainage. This Is a two-way field, longest dimension being N. and S. Directional arrow marked "48 C-NY." Beacon, boundary, approach, and obstruction lights. Beacon, 24-inch rotating, with green course lights flashing characteristics "8" (_ ...) Trees to E. and W. Teletypewriter. 

Du Bois

Department of Commerce intermediate field, site 47, Chicago-New York Airway. One and three-fourths miles SE. Altitude, 1,575 feet. Irregular shape, 60 acres, 1,600 by 1,500 feet, sod, rolling, natural drainage. Directional arrow marked "47 C-NY." Trees to NW. and SW. Beacon, boundary, approach, and obstruction lights. Beacon, 24-inch rotating, with green course lights flashing characteristic "7" (__..). No servicing facilities. This field subject to abandonment owing to airway changes.

Emlenton

Department of Commerce intermediate field, site 42A, Chicago-New York Airway. Two and one-half miles NE. Altitude, 901 feet. T shape, 62 acres, sod, level, natural drainage; two landing stripe 2,150 feet NW./SE., 2,875 feet NE./SW. Directional arrow marked "42A C-NY." Beacon, boundary, and obstruction lights. Beacon, 24-Inch rotating, with green course lights flashing characteristic "2" (.._). No servicing facilities. 

Emlenton

Department of Commerce intermediate field, site 42A, Chicago-New York Airway. Two and one-half miles NE. Altitude, 1,420 feet. T shape. 62 acres, sod, level, natural drainage; two landing strips 2,150 feet NW./SB, 2,850 feet NE./SW. Directional arrow marked "42A C-NY." Beacon, boundary, and obstruction lights. Beacon, green flashing characteristic "2" (.._). No servicing facilities. Rotating beacon located on hill 1 mile NE. of field. 

Everett

Department of Commerce intermediate field, site 11A Washington-Cleveland Airway. One mile E. Altitude, 1,000 feet. Irregular, 98 acres, 1,800 by 1,750 feet, sod, level, natural drainage. Directional arrow marked "11A W-C." Pole line to E. Beacon, boundary, approach, and obstruction lights.  Beacon, green flashing characteristic "1" (.__). No servicing facilities.

Department of Commerce intermediate field, site 11A, Washington-Cleveland Airway. One mile E. of city. Altitude, 1,000 feet. Irregular, 75 acres, 2,900 feet NW./SE., 1,800 feet N./S., sod, level, natural drainage. Directional arrow marked "11-A, W-C." Pole line on E. Beacon on hill one-fourth mile E. of field, boundary, approach and obstruction lights. Beacon, green, flashing characteristic "1" (. ). No servicing facilities. 

Hartleton

Department of Commerce intermediate field, site 56, Chicago-New York Airway. Immediately NE. Altitude, 1,140 feet. Rectangular, 4"> acres, 1,400 by 1,250 feet, sod, level, natural drainage. Directional arrow marked "56 C-NY." Pole line, buildings, and trees to SW. Beacon, boundary, approach, and obstruction lights. Beacon, 24-lnch rotating, with green course lights flashing characteristic "6" ( . ). No servicing facilities. 

Mercer

Department of Commerce intermediate field, site 39, Chicago-New York Airway. Four and one-half miles NE. of Mercer, 4 miles SE. of Fredonia. Altitude, 1,300 feet. Irregular shape, 103 acres, sod, slightly rolling, artificial and natural drainage; two landing strips, 2,650 by 650 feet E./W., 2,850 by 700 feet N./S. Directional arrow marked "39 C-NY." Trees to SE. and NW. Beacon, boundary, approach and obstruction lights. Beacon. 24-inch rotating with green course lights flashing characteristic "9" ( .). No servicing facilities. Teletypewriter.

Kylertown

Department of Commerce intermediate field, site 50B, Chicago-New York Airway. Adjoins Kylertown on NW.. 7 miles N. of Phillipsburg. Altitude, 1,710 feet. Rectangular, 64 acres, 2,450 by 600 feet NE./SW., 2,450 by 500 feet N./S. landing strip; sod, level, natural drainage. Trees to N. and W. Directional arrow marked "50B C-NY." Beacon, boundary, approach, and obstruction lights. Beacon, 24-lnch rotating, with green course lights flashing characteristic "10" ( ). No servicing facilities. Teletype. Phillipsburg Airport adjoins this field. Facilities for servicing aircraft at Phillipsburg Airport.

Department of Commerce intermediate field, site 50, Chicago-New York Airway. Adjoins Kylertown on NW., 7 miles N. of Philipsburg. Adjoins Ames Airport. Altitude, 1,710 feet. L shape, 60 acres, 2,500 by 2,500 feet, sod, level, natural drainage. Pole line to S. Directional arrow marked "50, C-NY." Beacon, boundary, approach and obstruction lights. Beacon, 24- inch rotating, with green course lights flashing characteristic "10" ( ). Teletypewriter. Department of Commerce marker beacon, characteristic signal "U" (. . —) operating frequencies 284 and 278 kc. 

McConnellsburg

Department of Commerce intermediate field, site 9B, Washington-Cleveland Airway. One-half mile SE. Altitude, 960 feet. Irregular, 55 acres, 2,320 by 1,420 feet, sod, level, natural and title drainage; entire field available. Directional arrow marked "9B W-C." McConnellsburg on building. Beacon, boundary, and approach lights. Beacon, green, flashing characteristic "9" ( .). No servicing facilities. Teletype.

Department of Commerce intermediate field, site 9B, Washington-Cleveland Airway. One-half mile SE. Altitude, 960 feet. Irregular, 55 acres, 2,320 by 1,420 feet, sod, level, natural and artificial drainage; entire field available. Directional arrow marked "9B W-C.'- McConnellsburg on building. Beacon, boundary, and approach lights. Beacon, green, flashing characteristic "9" ( .). No servicing facilities. Teletypewriter. Department of Commerce marker beacon, characteristic signal "S" (...) operating frequencies 272 and 278 kc. 

Mercer

Department of Commerce Intermediate field, site 40, Chicago-New York Airway. Four and one-half miles NE. of Mercer, 4 miles SE of Fredonia. Altitude, 1,300 feet. Irregular shape, 103 acres, sod, slightly rolling, tile and natural drainage; two landing strips, 2,650 by 650 feet E./W., 3,050 by 700 feet N./S. Directional arrow marked "40 C-NY." Trees to SE and NW. Beacon, boundary, approach, and obstruction lights. Beacon, 24-inch rotating, with green course lights flashing characteristic "10" ( ). No servicing facilities. Teletype.

Newton Hamilton

Department of Commerce Intermediate field, site 27A. Columbus-Philadelphia Airway. One-quarter mile S. of Newton Hamilton, 2 miles E. of Mount Union, Pa. Altitude, 560 feet. Irregular, 91 acres, 2,900 by 1.500 feet, sod, level, natural drainage; entire field available. Extreme care should lie exercised in approaching field. Directional arrow marked "27A. C-P," Newton Hamilton C-P 27A on building. Hill to SW., trees and river on E., beacon tower 1/2 mile W. beacon, boundary, approach, and obstruction lights. Beacon, clear, flashing characteristic "7" (—. .). No servicing facilities. Teletype.

Department of Commerce intermediate field, site 27A. Columbus-Philadelphia Airway. One-quarter mile S. of Newton Hamilton, 2 miles E. of Mount Union, Pa. Altitude, 560 feet. Irregular, 91 acres, 2,900 by 1,500 feet, sod, level, natural drainage; entire field available. Extreme care should be exercised in approaching field. Directional arrow marked "27A. C-P." Newton Hamilton C-P 27A on building. Hill to SW., trees and river on W., beacon tower one-half mile W., boundary (red), approach (green), and obstruction lights. Beacon, green flashing characteristic "7" ( . .). No servicing facilities. Teletypewriter. 

Numidia

Department of Commerce intermediate field, site 60A, Chicago-New York Airway. One and one-half miles S. Altitude 1,080 feet. Rectangular, 45 acres, 2.061 by 1,700 feet. Sod, level, natural drainage. Directional arrow marked "60A, C-NY." Pole line to N., trees to E. Beacon, boundary, approach, and obstruction lights. Beacon, 24-Inch rotating, with green course lights flashing characteristic "10 "( ). No servicing facilities. Teletype.

Department of Commerce intermediate field, site 59B, Chicago-New York Airway. One and one-half miles S. of town. Altitude, 1.080 feet Rectangular, 66 acres, 1,710 by 805 feet E./W., sod, level, natural drainage. Directional arrow marked "59B, C-NY." Pole line to N., trees to E. Beacon, boundary, approach, and obstruction lights. Beacon, 24-inch rotating, with green course lights flashing characteristic "9" ( .). No servicing facilities. Teletypewriter. Department of Commerce marker beacon, characteristic signal "W" (. ), operating frequencies 338, 284, and 278 kc. 

Ames Field, Philipsburg

Dedicated AMES FIELD, Philipsburg, Pa., named in honor of the late Charles Ames, prominent air mail pilot who was killed when his plane crashed in a fog in 1925, was dedicated on September 7th with appropriate ceremonies. The airport is located midway between New York and Cleveland, on the transcontinental route. The tract consists of approximately 175 acres, 42 of which have been in use by the Government as an emergency field in air mail operations. There are a 2,000,000 candlepower beacon, boundary lights and illuminated wind cones. The airport has the regulation white circle, airways directional arrow and hangar space for six planes. John B. Rumberger is in charge of operations.

Sunbury

City of Sunbury Airport, commercial, rating, and Department of Commerce intermediate field, site 58A, Chicago-New York Airway. On island in Susquehanna River between Northumberland and Sunbury. Altitude, 450 feet. Rectangular, sandy loam and sod, slightly sloping to W. natural drainage. City of Sunbury Field 40 acres, 1,478 by 1,200 feet. Intermediate field 56 acres, 2,150 by 1,050 feet. SUNBURY AIRPORT on hangar roof. Directional arrow marked "58A C-NY." Trees and pole line to W. and SW., sand bar to NE., beacon tower to W. Beacon, boundary, and approach lights around intermediate field, landing area flood light on City of Sunbury Field. Beacon, 24-inch rotating, with green course lights flashing characteristic "8" (_...). Facilities for servicing aircraft at City of Sunbury Airport day and night Teletype. 

Williamsburg

Department of Commerce intermediate field, site 24B, Columbus-Philadelphia Airway. Two miles W. of city. Altitude, 1,120 feet. Irregular, 60 acres, 2,870 by 1,450 feet; entire field available. Directional arrow marked "24B, C-P" Orchard on N.; trees to NE.; beacon tower and trees on S. Beacon, boundary, approach, and obstruction lights. Beacon clear, flashing characteristic "4" (....). No servicing facilities. 

Department of Commerce intermediate field, site 24B, Columbus-Philadelphia Airway. Two miles W. of city. Altitude, 1,120 feet. T shape, 56 acres, 2,870 by 1,450 feet; entire field available. Directional arrow marked "24B, C-P." Orchard on N.; trees to NE.; beacon tower and trees on S. Beacon, boundary, approach, and obstruction lights. Beacon clear, flashing characteristic "4" (....). No servicing facilities. 

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