- Inspire others to take action to help GA thrive
- Help stop the closing of recreational airfields
- Motivate others to follow their passion to fly
- Keep Katama Airfield 1B2 thriving and relevant
- Document the stories of those who came before us
- Document the stories of those who will follow us
- Help influence the general public to embrace GA
In 1927 people started landing on a grass field by the ocean. Soon men and women aviators were breaking speed and distance records. They captured the imagination of the public who loved the flying machines and followed their exploits. Royalty of the day, Lindberg and others made Katama a stopping point. Huge crowds gathered all summer long.
It’s our time to make it happen all again. With leadership and support, Katama Airfield continues to thrive in a time when too many small grass airfields are closing throughout the country. But there's hope, inspiration and motivation as we watch new aviators take to the sky, and hear the stories of those who made Katama Airfield a place in history.
Pilots - Aircraft - History
This is the story of Katama Airfield, the people, the aircraft, and the history. It's a grass strip that's nurturing the growth of GA in it's own way. On these pages you will find stories of it's past, how it is today, and a glimpse into it's future.