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Vail Field (historical), California

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Vail Field (historical) map, photos, satellite view and comments. Vail Field (historical) is a Airport in Los Angeles County, CA with an elevation of 171 feet, or 52 meters above sea level.

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My uncle, Chas. Upton Peake (at right) with unidentified man at Vail Field in the mid to late 1920's. My uncle, Chas. Upton Peake (at right) with unidentified man at Vail Field in the mid to late 1920's.

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Anonymous user shared on Jun. 19, 2013

I'm 76 years old and when I was about 14 years we lived about a long stone's throw from the old Vail Field.

My buddy and I crossed the nearby railroad tracks and walked over the farm field to the landing strip of Vail Field. We'd find a hay stack on the east end, and lay down in it and have the thrill of a lifetime when those old planes would take off or land.

But one day, we were laying there having one of those fun days when we saw two old biplanes coming down upon the landing strip from the west - I mean one on the tail of the other when suddenly we heard machine gun fire...and those old planes were coming right at us...so we jumped up and started running for our lives toward the railroad tracks...but when we jumped up we saw trucks with cameras on them down the runway near the hanger...and some men jumping up and down waving their hands yelling for us to get out of there...we had just ruined their scene of two biplanes at war!

We made it to and up and over the railroad tracks but kept running as there was someone on an old tractor chasing us...Good times in old Vail Field! Thanks for listening.

PS. We often went to a little neighborhood grocery store nearby and would buy a whole quart of chocolate milk each and a package of those cinnamon rolls that always looked so good but were drier than Death Valley, and sit on the tracks either watching planes land in the distance or for a train to pass by...

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Place Type
Vail Field (historical) is a Airport. Definition: Manmade facility maintained for the use of aircraft (airfield, airstrip, landing field, landing strip).

Latitude and Longitude:
Latitude: 34.0030556
Longitude: -118.1352778

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