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ABOUT
THE BOOK

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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.

 

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OUR
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We appreciate the generous contributions of our partners to help produce this book. Their commitment to this project affirms their lasting role in Lexington’s aviation history.



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BUY THE
BOOK

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$39.95
Blue Grass Airport:
An American Aviation Story

Hardcover, 240 pages, 409 photographs, $39.95/USA

Published by:
West High Publishing
and Blue Grass Airport

Books are also available at these fine establishments:

Blue Grass Market Place
in Blue Grass Airport


NY Times Bookstore & Gifts
in Blue Grass Airport


Aviation Museum of Kentucky
Lexington, KY


Blue Grass Trust
Lexington, KY


Joseph-Beth Booksellers
Lexington, KY


Keeneland Gift Shop
Lexington, KY


Kentucky Horse Park
Lexington, KY


LV Harkness
Lexington, KY


Linens Limited
Lexington, KY


The Morris Book Shop
Lexington, KY


Mulberry & Lime
Lexington, KY


Ruth Hunt Candies
Lexington, KY


Scout Antiques & Modern
Lexington, KY