The Beaumont Grass Landing Strip

The Beaumont Grass Landing Strip (HM159D)

Location: Beaumont, KS 67012 Butler County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 39.319', W 96° 31.936'

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Beaumont Historical Marker

Local lore has it that in 1948 a Wichita businessman wanted to fly into Beaumont to check on his cattle. He asked the hotel if they would block the road for his landing. Since having a plane land in Beaumont was exciting, the residents agreed. Well, the pilot told his friends and soon many other aviators were talking about the little Kansas town where you could land and taxi your plane on the main street. It quickly became a tradition with aviators and a practice for residents to check for airplanes on the streets when driving.

In 1953 the hotel owner, J.C. Squire acquired 70 acres east of the hotel and added a landing strip. Now planes could safely land and depart on Flint Hill pasture rather than one of Beaumont's streets.

Today aviators travel to Beaumont in their antique biplanes, helicopters, ultra lights, power parachutes, and even hot air balloons! On any given day, you can watch planes taxi right up to the hotel. Get your camera ready!
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HM NumberHM159D
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Placed ByBeaumont Hotel
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, October 21st, 2014 at 7:58pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)14S E 717687 N 4170437
Decimal Degrees37.65531667, -96.53226667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 39.319', W 96° 31.936'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 39' 19.14" N, 96° 31' 56.16" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)620
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 301-399 SE 116th Terrace, Beaumont KS 67012, US
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