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FSX Ghost Airports - Youngstown Exec Scenery

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Ghost Airports Youngstown Exec, Ohio. Youngstown Executive Airport was opened in the early 1960s. It served the area southwest of Youngstown, OH. The airfield was utilized by heartland general aviation types and a lot of freight operators hauling car parts for Packard Electric. Youngstown Exec did not survive the economic pressures of the modern age. It closed in the late 1990s. Let FSX and the Richard O. Finley Youngstown Exec simulation take you back there one more time.

Screenshot of Youngstown Executive Airport.

Screenshot of Youngstown Executive Airport.

Youngstown Executive Airport was opened in the Early 1960s and closed in the late 1990s. It served the area southwest of Youngstown, OH. The airfield was utilized a lot by freight operators hauling car parts for Packard Electric.

The owners tried to boost income by using it as a drag strip on weekend evenings. A tornado that wiped out most of the airport and airplanes seemed to be the straw that broke the camel's back. The airfield closed sometime during the 1990s when economic pressures no longer made operation of the airport viable. It was not like they sold the property for some other use. They just told everybody to leave and abandoned the airport. More information can be found at the web site “Abandoned & Little Known Airfields”.

I stopped in there one day and found somebody had a very rare Air & Space 18A gyrocopter in one of the hangars. They said it was grounded because of an Airworthiness Directive. The problem was the company that built the 18a (also known as the Umbaugh 18A) was out of business. What ever happened to it I do not know. You can Google the Air & Space 18A and find more info.

Except for the foregoing, I do not have much info to offer about this classic average general aviation field. I am including a .doc file that describes a personal experience that culminated at Youngstown Exec.

There is one issue with this simulation. THe magnetic lines of deviation have moved since this airport was active. It had runways 11 and 29. Today, they would be runways 12 and 30. For historical considerations, I have named the runways 11 and 29. When you line up with the runway your gyro/compass will indicate it should be 12 or 30 but that would take away from the authenticity of the simulation.

This scenery is for FSX only. Put the two .bgl files from the downloaded Zip file into the folder~~microsoft flight simulator X\addon scenery\scenery.

Hope you enjoy it.

Richard O. Finley

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Terry Young Tue, 27 Oct 2020 00:06:40 GMT

I worked at this airport fueling planes and as a driver for Wyman Air Charter back in about 1976 or so. Had a great experience with pilots and seeing different aircraft. Once witnessed a crash of a Twin Beech that tried to land overloaded with parts for GM. The pilot was ok and the load. The plane didn’t fare so well. Sad to know the airport didn’t survive. Good memories of it.

John B. DolwickSat, 10 Aug 2019 02:33:33 GMT

The Air & Space firm was founded in Paducah, Kentucky (extreme Northwestern portion of the state) by a retired airline captain.

This pilot had the misfortune of having a heart attack while flying an 18A and subsequently perished from his injuries a few days later. As I understand, the company was small and he was most often the sole decision-maker. Without his leadership, the company was not able to continue manufacturing the FAA certified gyrocopter.

Air & Space had its own private airfield, and as I understand it, the facility became a drag strip.

Frank GordonTue, 20 Jan 2015 19:06:47 GMT

I earned to fly and got my license at the Beechcraft Flight Center ant Youngstown Executive in 1978. I used to like winter flying. No one else wanted to fly in the cold from ice covered runways. Planes were available to rent on short notice. The cold air gave more power and more lift.

We used a rubber hose to break ice off of the wings of the Beech sport , Sierras and Sundowners. Warm, not hot, water melted frost from the plexiglass windscreens which were immediately dried with a soft diaper.

Landing on a sheet of ice was tricky. We had to keep the plane on the runway in a crosswind with lots of rudder, no brakes. Landing at airports that had mainly high winged Cessnas was tricky. The piles of plowed snow on the taxiways and ramps sometimes did not clear the Beechcraft's low wings!

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