MOTORISTS WARNED TO LOOK OUT FOR PLANES (Mar, 1931)

MOTORISTS WARNED TO LOOK OUT FOR PLANES
Planes swooping in for a landing at the Grand Central Airport in Glendale, California, must cross a motor road at such low altitude as to menace cars. In order to prevent collisions between planes and cars, authorities at the field have erected a highway sign at this point, warning motorists of the danger. The sign resembles those used to warn motorists of their approach to railway grade crossings. This is believed to be the only point in the United States where aerial and highway traffic conflict.

4 comments
  1. Bob says: July 15, 20089:37 am

    Reminds me, I had a boss that refused to drive near the airport in Memphis, TN when FedEx was doing their morning flights or their afternoon, or evening. Pretty much had to take the north loop around the city, even going to Mississippi.

  2. StanFlouride says: July 15, 20083:33 pm

    Too bad they didn’t have that sign in Detroit on Aug. 16, 1987:
    http://www.airdisaster….

  3. Blurgle says: July 15, 20087:35 pm

    Grand Central Airport has been closed for decades. Its main runway and taxiway are streets in Glendale, while the main airport building, now a National Historic Site, remains unused. Disney apparently owns it now.

    http://www.airfields-fr…

  4. Odon says: July 26, 20089:03 am

    “This is believed to be the only point in the United States where aerial and highway traffic conflict.”

    Yes, but just wait till they bring out those flying cars…

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