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History of the Iowa City Airport

The Iowa City Municipal Airport, opened in 1918, is the oldest civil airport west of the Mississippi River still in its original location. Commercial aviation was born right here in Iowa City, as the very first air mail flights flew through Iowa City, and many of the early pioneers of flight landed here, including Wiley Post, Jack Knight, Charles Lindbergh, and Will Rogers.

Today it is the finest general aviation airport in the Midwest, serving business, medical, charter and private pilots year 'round.

This section and those following are reproduced with the permission of their original authors, Jay and Mary Honeck. Thank you both!

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