Tag: Majors Field

Don Reeder has inserted his credit card and is now pumping self serve into his restored Piper Cub. Image by Jim Satterwhite.

Self-service Fuel now at the Airport

Majors Field was opened in Greenville in 1942 to assist in training pilots for the European and Pacific conflicts. Several airports in the region were built during the same period.  These included training fields at Bonham, Reno (Paris), Caddo Mills, Terrell and Sulphur Springs.  Most were deactivated after the war.  […]

Personnel perform a tire inspection of the ready mix trucks before allowing them onto the taxiways. Foreign Object Damage has grounded many flights. Image by Jim Satterwhite.

Airport Construction

A hurdle was eliminated when twenty cement trucks from Sulphur Springs arrived at the Majors Airport Terminal.  Seneca Construction ordered the trucks to show at dawn Wednesday so the concrete for the new fuel pad would have all day to cure. The electrical wiring is laid and the fuel pad […]

Aviation Technician Mark McFarland services the Millennium Falcon, an Embraer Penom 500 that was on a mission for the Veterans Airlift Command. Image courtesy of Ty Helton.

Millennium Falcon Lands at Greenville

The Veterans Airlift Command (VAC) provides free air transportation to post 9/11 combat wounded and their families for medical and other compassionate purposes through a national network of volunteer aircraft owners and pilots. Such was the case Monday when an Embraer Penom 500 touched down in Greenville with two passengers […]

Concerned citizens are happy with plans that were presented by the mayor concerning airport improvements. Image by Jim Satterwhite.

Airport Advisory Meeting Held

The sky darkened and the clouds opened but that did not stop thirty or forty concerned citizen aviators from attending the second meeting addressing airport issues presented by Mayor David Dreiling and Airport Committee members Jerry Ransom and Cedric Dean.  The meeting at the Fletcher Warren Civic Center started on […]