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Officially: The Greater Cincinnati Northern Kentucky International Airport.  

And if you're from out of town, yes, the Cincinnati Airport is in Kentucky.  It's three digit
 name - CVG - is an abbreviation of Covington, the area's largest city.  You can see 
Cincinnati in the upper left card below.

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Artist's Projections

 

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This is Cincinnati's Lunken Airport in the 1937 Flood
One of the reasons the Feds chose to put the new larger airport in Kentucky
 was the earlier flooding of Lunken, a.k.a. Sunken Lunken, where a plane first landed in 1918.
 That and the City of Cincinnati couldn't make up their mind about or Hamilton.

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These days, the airport covers over 8,000 acres in Boone County, but the original 928 acres in the center
are still owned by Kenton County.  It's the only instance in the state where one county owns land in another county.

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Trans World at CVG in 1957

 

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CVG drawing from Caroline Williams, 1962

 

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John F. Kennedy at CVG, October 8, 1962
A key to who we can identify in the picture is here.
If you can identify others, please drop us an email. Contact us here.

 

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The Greater Cincinnati Airport

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The Cincinnati Murals
Originally at Union Terminal, now at CVG. View them at this site; learn their history at this site.

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Boone County Airlines

The Sky Chef Restaurant, 1947

Comair
1977-2012

 

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"Greater Cincinnati Airport, Kenton Co, Kentucky"

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The news of federal funding that would make CVG a reality came on September 30, 1942 in
a Western Union Telegram from Sen. Alban  Barkley to Kenton County Attorney Wm. Wehrman. 
It  read "Covington approved allocation  of two million dollars, three runways.'

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Stunt fliers, at a September,
1948 air show
National Guard planes
at the air show.

 

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"Two giant airliners refuel
and prepare for flight"
a B-29 bomber flies in
non-stop from Barber's
Point, Hawaii
Administration Building

In Kentucky magazine ran a feature on "The Kenton Country Airport" in it's Winter, 1949 issue.
The above five pictures are all from that story.  The text of the story is here.

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The worst crash ever at CVG was TWA flight 128 in 1967.  Read about it at this site.  It landed short, of the airport, at an old Hebron race track.

Air Tahoma Flight 185 Crashes during an approach to CVG in 2004.  You can read the NTSB's report here, but beware it's a huge pdf file.

A horrible crash at CVG was on November 8, 1965, when an American Airlines Boeing 727 crashed into the hill above Constance.   The NTSB pdf is here, but beware it, too is a very large file.

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In the 1960's

Aerial of New Construction

Fire, August 8, 1959

 

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1950's
 

 

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Dedication Ceremony
October 27, 1946

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The Official site of the Greater Cincinnati Northern Kentucky International Airport (it's official name) is here.

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There are 11 family cemeteries on the airport
 grounds, all well maintained by the airport.  This chart is
from a Kentucky Post article on them

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