LOVE FIELD’S CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION 1917 – 2017
Special events and displays are scheduled throughout 2017 in a year-long celebration of the 100th anniversary of Love Field.
The Frontiers of Flight Museum is joining the City of Dallas in the celebration that includes these activities, events and displays:
Nov 21, 22, and 23
“Aerodynamics with Paper Airplanes”
at Love Field terminal with Museum staff and volunteers
“Fly Paper Airplanes!”
at the Love on Ice skating party, Dr. Pepper Star Center
Feb – Dec 2017
“100 Years – 100 Artifacts”
During the Centennial Celebration year, the Museum is partnering with the Commemorative Air Force at Dallas Executive Airport in a display of historic items in the airport’s terminal building. The display is in several glass cases in the hallway leading to the baggage claim area.
By the time of airport’s 100th anniversary in October of this year, a total of 15 display cases will feature artifacts, photographs, and other memorabilia from the airport’s long and rich history.
Love Field 100th Anniversary East Egg Roll
at Dallas Executive Airport
Love Field 5K Run with the Flagship Detroit
starts and ends at the Museum
Love Field 100th Anniversary Ice Cream Social
at Love Field
Love Field Began as Pilot Training Field
Love Field was established by the U.S. Army as a pilot training field in October 1917. It was named after Lt. Moss Lee Love, an early Army pilot killed in a training crash in 1913, following the Army’s tradition of naming new flying fields after their fallen aviators. The airfield was re-dedicated as Dallas’s official municipal airport in 1927.
“100 Years – 100 Artifacts” Exhibit
From February to December 2017, numerous artifacts, photographs, and other items from the Museum’s collection are on display in the Love Field Centennial exhibit in the airport’s terminal building.
One of the items on display in the airport’s Love Field Centennial exhibit is a uniform belonging to Lt. Robert D. Boyle, who trained at Love Field from November 1917 to February 1918.