Grand Central Air Terminal - Last Building of San Fernandos"Golden Age" of Aviation History
PLEASE , PLEASE HELP SAVE GCAT
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      The official opening of Grand Central Air Terminal
                        was February 22, 1929
             "Happy 83rd Birthday Grand Central !!"
 
 
 
My father flew out of Grand Central in the late 30's and worked at Locheed during the war designing the P38 and my mom also worked at Locheed as a rosie the riviter
 
   No Historic Building has the "Status "that this one has !
                                  
 Grand Central Air Terminal Glendale,Ca
     Help Save and Restore this Airport BLD
To have this building given back to us the Aviation Historians and the public Restore it and make it into the Grand Central Aviation Museum
     
"The Aviation Museum of THE STARS"
  
THE 1st MAJOR AIRPORT in  GLENDALE
CA.  SAN FERNANDO VALLEY
This was an "Public Airport" and NEEDS be given back to the
Public and the City of Glendale
to make it into a Public Museum!
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 Walt Disney himself would have wanted to makeTHIS 
          "The Aviation Museum of THE STARS"*
              Save and Restore this Airport 
                   
The "Control Tower"                                                            The way it looked when I took these
Was " Beautiful  "                                                                  pictures in 1994  ( Marie Bender)
The beautiful Art Deco Airport Control Tower Of Grand Central
          
          
Still Pretty in 1994 Grand Central and shoud be an Aviation  Museum And make it ......
"The Grand Central Aviation Museum"
 
 * "The Aviation Museum of THE STARS"*
 
 
 
 "Grand Central Air Terminal Glendale,California "   
             This was " Los Angeles's First Airport"
    It's a unique part Los Angeles 's Aviation History
                 Grand Central Air Terminal Glendale,CA
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HERE ARE THE LATEST DEVELOPMENTS AT GRAND CENTRAL...
FINALLY ITS GETTING THE ATTENTION IT DESERVES....
ONLY TO BE AN " OFFICE BUILDING" FOR DISNEY...SUCH A SHAME...!

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I just talked to Mr.ROBERT DENNY  GRANDSON of MAJOR CC MOSELEY one of the Original
CO-FOUNDERS of WESTERN AIR EXPRESS AND WAS ONE OF THE FIRST PILOTS TO FLY COMBAT WITH THE 27th AERO SQUADRON IN 1917 AND WAS RESPONSIBLE FOR ALL AIR SERVICE TRAINING IN1917 !
 
I THINK WE SHOULD HAVE AS MANY PEOPLE PRESENT AT THE "GRAND RE-OPENING'
AS POSSIBLE THAT HAD "SOME CONNECTION WITH GRANDCENTRAL AIR TERMINAL"

NOTIFY THE TV STATION'S HAVE SOME CELEB PILOTS THERE LIKE
JOHN TRAVOLTA, KURT RUSSEL, AND..... ??

NOT SURE WHEN IT WILL BE DONE.... BUT "WAITING"...



 
Photo by Steve Hoyland 
   
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Grand Central Could look like this "The Proud Bird Restaurant
Grand Central is huge and has LOT"S of SPACE around it !
 
This is what Grand Central could look like ! ( Pics by M.Bender 20120)
This is what Grand Central could look like !  (Pics by M Bender 2012) 
       
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
"No historic building has the "Statutes that this one has !
* "The Aviation Museum of THE STARS"*
Please help save this Historic Monument
    Help Save and Restore this Airport BLD.
Send your support and  Contact Us
 
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GRAND CENTRAL AIR TERMINAL BOOK
Historical Photos & Images of Grand Central Air Terminal - Arcadia Publishing 128 pages   $19.99
Grand Central Air Terminal
Author(s): John Underwood
From1923, when it was known as the Glendale Airport, to the World War II era, when the military took it over, Grand Central Air Terminal was the main commercial airport servingSouthernCalifornia and the ancestral home of what became Convair (General Dynamics) and Hughes Aircraft
From Geust Book Page..
My father flew out of Grand Central in the late 30's and worked at Lockheed during the war designing the P38 and my mom also worked at Lockheed as a rosie the riviter.
 
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Grand Central Airport, Glendale, California, also known as Grand Central AirTerminal (GCAT), was an important facility for the growing Los Angeles suburb of Glendale in the 1920s. It was also a key element in the development of United States aviation. The terminal, located at 1310 Air Way, was built in 1928 and is still there
.Owned since 1997 by the Walt Disney Company, it remains the last standing structure, and sole surviving witness, to the area's historic significance, and is in urgent need of restoration and repair. The single concrete 3,800-foot (1,200 m) runway still exists, but it was dug up and converted into Grand Central Avenue, Now serving cars, not airplanes.
Grand Central  Vintage  Post Card
Grand Central Air Terminal  Vintage Airport Flyer
Please Lets make an "REAL  EFFORT "To RESTORE
"Grand Central Central Air Terminal"
 " The Aviation Museum of The STARS"
Grand Central Air Terminal and TWA DouglasDC-1 August 1933
Amelia.s Pitcairn PCA-2 Autogiro
Pancho Barnes , Amelia Earhart an May Hazlip dicuss
Howard Hughes after his World Victory Tour at Grand CentralTHE-WAY IT WAS 1929
Amelia Earhart ,Howard Hughes, Roscoe Turner,Pancho Barnes,and
Many more..All flew out of Grand Central and had Hangers there
 
This wonderful and historic building is languishing. It is a National Landmark  If you have
any history please E-mail with information. If you support this Effort please send an email to us
 THANK YOU  your support is greatly aprichiated !
   This is and was  an AIRPORT and should be
"The Aviation Museum of THE STARS"
 
This is the last building of significance from"The Golden Age of Aviation "in
the San Fernando and it represents one of the premier airports in our area.
It would make a wonderful Aviation Museum and History library
 
 Grand Central  Air strip A Busy Airport in it's Day !
Howard Hughes Flew out of Grand Cental Air Terminal
Amelia checking Flight Crew at Grand CentralJust watch the Video's.
 And PLEASE Fritz Coleman NBC4 LA's weather Caster  Cares Watch His Movies About Grand CentralLets DO SOMETHING!   
                                        
"When Glendale Ruled the Skies"-
Part 1-2-3 ( Video's By Fritz Coleman)
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dh59dmZbadc                                    (3)
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    Bill Dobson Glendale resident
Pancho Barnes at Grand Central
The way it was 83 years ago !
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GRAND CENTRAL AIR TERMINAL,THE 1st MAJOR AIRPORT in LOS Angeles,
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Grand Central  in Camo !
Many trained there!
Lockheed Burbank Aircraft Plant. Best Camouflage
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THE WAY IT IS NOW.......
THE WAY IT IS NOW..BOARDED UP FOR 30 YEAR
Fenced up! Boarded up !...What's up??Such a Shame...!  All Boarded up !
Grand Central  The parking lot for Disney no Doubt
 
 
 
 
 
 
The Building was bought by the
"Disney" Company in the 90's and they have let is sit and Deteriate..saying now for almost 20 years that they are "
"Going to do something!   "
So far nothing has happened! I believe it should be Restored and made into an "AVIATION HISTORY  MUSEUM..."
 
The Aviation Museum of THE STARS"
Grand Central all  Boarded up !
Still Has Great ART Deco Features
Once Beautiful ..now ..Lonely and Forgotten
Help Save and Restore this Airport
To have this building given back to us the Aviation Historians and the public Restore it and make it into the Grand Central Aviation Museum
* "The Aviation Museum of THE STARS"*
This was the 2 nd floor Dining Room
This was the Staircase 
IF YOU ARE INTERESTED OR WOULD LIKE TO JOIN us in this Mission VOLENTEER... HAVE INFORMATION ,be a SPONSORS OR CAN GET IN TOUCH WITH PILOTs ,
Aviation Buffs,
CELEBS THAT MIGHT WANT TO JOIN LIKE .....
JOHN TRAVOLTA,KURT RUSSEL,HARRISON FORD..
THE HOWARD HUHGES FOUNDATION......AND MANY MORE
 
Please dont hesitate to         contact us....
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Please help save this Historic Monument
      
 
 
 
 
 
 
Please help save this Historic Monument
Thank You
 
Please Make Grand Central our Museum !           
 
 
 
 
 
       
 
 
 
 
 
 
 Help Save and Restore this Airport
 
GRAND CENTRAL THE REAL STORY
   "The Aviation Museum of THE STARS"
 
 
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