Blue Grass Airport: An American Aviation Story sheds light on the remarkable history of aviation in central Kentucky. Over 400 photographs, some never before published, illustrate the challenges, triumphs and tragedies that Lexington, a community best known for its equine heritage, experienced as it began to look to the skies for transportation and commerce.
This rich history is told through the lens of national and international events by some of Lexington's most accomplished writers. Early airfields, air circuses, airplane crashes and famous aviators made headlines in Lexington's local papers. Politics, private aviation, the challenges of transporting horses by air, a notorious hijacking, visiting celebrities and royalty, bitter disputes over land, the impact of 9-11 are just some of the fascinating stories revealed in this book.