Santa Monica Airport Through the Years

Santa Monica Airport is the oldest operating airport in Los Angeles County with a heritage dating back to 1919, airport officials say. Enjoy these photos through the years.

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Courtesy of Santa Monica Public Library Image Archives / Museum of Flying Collection
United Airlines Douglas Aircraft Company DC-7 on the tarmac at the Santa Monica Municipal Airport, October 23, 1959.
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Courtesy of Santa Monica Public Library Image Archives / Museum of Flying Collection
KLM Flying Dutchman at the Santa Monica Municipal Airport on June 21, 1960.
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Courtesy of Santa Monica Public Library Image Archives / Museum of Flying Collection
Small plane on the runway at Clover Field (Santa Monica Municipal Airport)
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Courtesy of Santa Monica Public Library Image Archives / Museum of Flying Collection
Aerial map of Santa Monica City flown by Pacific Air Industries on April 1, 1950 showing Clover Field and streets south of the Airport.
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Courtesy of Santa Monica Public Library Image Archives / Museum of Flying Collection
Santa Monica Municipal Airport.
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