Tuesday, October 10, 2006
Tucson Downtown Airport
The abandoned hangers of the Tucson Downtown airport have been partly demolished, but still preserve some interesting history. This airfield is just north of I-10 and between Kino Blvd and Park Avenue in Tucson and was last active in the early 1960s. The pile of concrete rubble in the foreground used to be part of the fuel tank and had an NGS (National Geodetic Survey) marker embedded in it which I was looking for (unsuccessfully - but I did find another NGS marker that was on another part of the old airport property). The runways are still visible in aerial photos, though they are overgrown with desert plants and there are plans for some developement here which may start within a couple years. This image was taken with the kit lens on my 20D at 18mm focal length with an exposure of 1/500 seconds at f/11, ISO 400.