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Plymouth Airport celebrates its pioneers by naming gates for them

Four local aviation leaders will be honored at a naming ceremony on Monday at Plymouth Municipal Airport, an airfield founded following Charles Lindbergh’s historic transatlantic flight.

After his 1927 solo flight from New York to Paris, Lindbergh called for a national network of airports. In response, the first airfield on the Plymouth site opened in 1934. The field was taken over by the Navy during World War II, used for training pilots, and then sold to the town after the war. Today, the municipal airport is one of the busiest small airports in New England, with 55,000 touchdowns and takeoffs a year.

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