Tom Eblen

August 4, 2012

Lexington's airport owes a lot to Charles Lindbergh

If anyone doubted that Lexington needed a better airport in 1928, they were set straight by America's most famous aviator, Charles Lindbergh. When "Lucky Lindy" made a surprise overnight visit to Lexington at the height of his fame, he had trouble even finding the municipal airport, Halley Field, a converted pasture off Leestown Road where Meadowthorpe subdivision now stands.

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About Tom Eblen

Tom Eblen


Tom Eblen is a columnist for the Lexington Herald-Leader who writes about life, people and issues in Lexington and Kentucky. A Lexington native, Eblen was the Herald-Leader's managing editor from 1998 to 2008.