FS2002 Semi-Historical Scenery Dutch Flats Ryan Airport
Fs2002 Semi-Historical Scenery Dutch Flats Ryan Airport. by Christopher Tarana. This airport was established by the founder of Ryan Aircraft, Claude Ryan. According to the AIAA report Historic Aerospace Site. Dutch Flats Airport. As business expanded, Ryan found a new location on a salt flat called Dutch Flats, adjacent to the Marine Corps Recruit Depot. In the spring of 1923, he moved his operations there & paid a $15 per month rental fee. He managed to build a hangar & a small office building. The new location on the corner of Tide Street (later renamed Barnett Avenue) and Midway Drive (a dirt path at the time) provided a boom to business. He offered free plane parking to other pilots & increased his business by hiring a full-time mechanic. His sightseeing business also expanded, and he
Show more... & his mechanic, Hawley Bowlus, experimented with increasing the size of airplanes to accommodate more passengers. He took on a partner, B. Franklin Mahoney, and on 3 1 25, they debuted the first year-round, regularly-scheduled passenger airline, the Los Angeles San Diego Air Line. It continued for about a year & a half. Show less...