Tag: Majors Field

A Douglas A-26 taxis in to its assigned parking spot at Barksdale AFB, Louisiana. The image is by Christopher Ebdon.

The Sound of the Round

Nine historic “warbirds” will be on display at Majors Field (KGVT) during the Fly-in tomorrow (Saturday, November 3rd).   One of the highlights will be the “Lady Liberty,” a Douglas Aircraft A-26B Invader attack bomber that was manufactured in 1944 in Long Beach, Calif. It is the oldest known operational […]

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 […]