Brimming with historic photographs, memorable quotes, and accounts
of history in the making, Manchester's Airport: Flying Through
Time chronicles the birth, adolescence, and adulthood of one
of America's leading airports. This 432-page book contains more
than 300 illustrations including an 8-page color insert section.
balloonists thrilled residents of Manchester - New Hampshire's largest
city - well before the airport's humble first flight in 1927. Little
more than a grassy landing strip for barnstorming aviators, the
airport often struggled for direction.
Alan Shepard, Jr. - the first American to fly in space - grew up
not far from the airport, and worked there in his youth. Few knew
then that, years later, Shepard and his New Hampshire roots would
take him to the moon.
1941 the Army Air Corps transformed sleepy Manchester Airport into
Grenier Field - the launching point for thousands of aircraft and
personnel during World War II.
the war, it seemed Grenier was of no use to the military, seemingly
spelling its doom. But like a Phoenix rising from the ashes, strong
leadership and a vision of what could be, helped Manchester's Airport
soar into the 21st century. Today, Manchester-Boston Regional Airport
is a driving economic engine for New Hampshire.
Moe Quirin and Ed Brouder pored through thousands of photos, records
and historical accounts to craft the story of New Hampshire's leading
center of aviation, and introduce you to the people who helped Manchester's
Airport fly through time.