Metz Field/ Chapin Int'l Airport Historical

Metz Field/ Chapin Int'l Airport Historical (HM1WFD)

Location: King City, CA 93930 Monterey County
Country: United States of America

N 36° 20.016', W 121° 11.408'

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Upper Marker:
Back in the 1970s, where the mountains reached the river, Metz field was just that, a field. In 1973, a fella by the name Wayne Handley built a runway, a hanger, a chemical loading facility and hauled in a mobile home office to start "Crop Flight," an aerial crop dusting service, the runway, made of the finest DG Wayne could get for nothing, with a small patch of asphalt in the middle, would later turn into an aerobatic competition training center where many of the worlds best aerobatics stars have landed, taken off and trained from. Two famous approaches, one from the North known as "Canyon One" and one from the South known as "Tunnel One" make Metz Field a very unusual place to land and play. Along came Don Chapin in 2005 who took over for Wayne, now known as DCFIA. Metz Field is known for one unique feature, its the only place in Monterey County where four forms of transportation meet: Runway, Railroad, Road, and River all meet right here at this special spot, Metz Field, Ca.

Lower Marker:
In memory of John D. Loomis gone to the Golden Hills March 20, 2011 E Clampus Vitus Monterey Viejo Chapter #1846 Noble Grand Humbug 1982 Clamp Year 5987
Series This marker is part of the E Clampus Vitus series
Year Placed2011
Placed ByMonterey Viejo Chapter 1846 of the Ancient and Honorable Order of E Clampus Vitus
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Date Added Monday, January 2nd, 2017 at 5:03pm PST -08:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 662437 N 4022470
Decimal Degrees36.33360000, -121.19013333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 20.016', W 121° 11.408'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 20' 0.96" N, 121° 11' 24.48" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)831
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 40500 Metz Rd, King City CA 93930, US
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