Phoenix Goodyear Airport, Arizona
This airport, 20 miles west of Phoenix, was owned by the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company’s Aircraft Division, and was used by the Navy during WWII to build flight decks, and as an aircraft storage, logistics, and training site. After the war and up to the 1960’s it became one of the largest military aircraft storage sites in the nation, with as many as 5,000 aircraft on site at one time. After the Korean war, the planes slowly were sold, scrapped, or moved to what is now known as the 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group (309 AMARG) - currently the largest military aircraft storage site in the world - located on the Davis-Monthan Air Force Base near Tucson. The Navy sold the airport to the City of Phoenix in 1968, and it is one of three airports now owned by the City (the others are Sky Harbor and Deer Valley). Commercial aircraft are still stored here, and a blimp is often parked here as well. Goodyear is a commercial flight training airport, training pilots from Iraq Airways, Kuwait Airways, Air Greenland, and Lufthansa Airlines. Formerly Phoenix-Litchfield Airport and Naval Air Facility Litchfield Park.