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Salem Airport

Salem is a tiny town just a few miles northwest of my hometown of Plymouth, Michigan. It was once home to Salem Airport, a small general aviation airport was built sometime between 1965 and 1970. According to State of Michigan records, Salem Airport, Inc. was incorporated on January 23, 1968, and dissolved on June 5, 1984.

There were as many as 8 buildings on the property at one time, what appears to be an office/terminal/hangar, which is still standing, and 5 t-hangars, only two of which remain, and 2 other unidentified structures. There were 2 runways, one paved and one turf. I visited the property on July 16 & 23, 2011 and took the photos below.

More information about the airport is available here.

More of my photos can be found here.

Main Building

Photo by John Penrice

Photo by John Penrice

Photo by John Penrice

Photo by John Penrice

Remains of T-Hangars

Photo by John Penrice

Photo by John Penrice

Photo by John Penrice

Paved Runway

Photo by John Penrice

Photo by John Penrice

Sunset

Amid signs the property is finally about to be redeveloped a quarter of a century after the airfield was shut down, it seemed appropriate to take a picture of the sun setting on Salem Airport.

Photo by John Penrice