Beacon Field Airport®


Elevation 249 feet, Fairfax County, Virginia          GPS 38 46'20.40"N :  77 4'54.07"W

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Welcome to Beacon Field Airport®

Beacon Field Airport® was located on Historic US Route 1 "The Hospitality Highway"  in the southeast section of Fairfax County, Virginia, 3.6 miles north of Mount Vernon.  Most know the area as Beacon Hill, one of the highest elevations in all of Fairfax County. Beacon Field and local area were named after the Airway Beacon No.55 which was installed on the airfield in the late 1920's as a navigational aid to US Mail pilots.    The Beacon name has proliferated over the years and now includes a shopping center,  apartment buildings, businesses, and streets.

The Historic Roadside Marker

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On August 19, 2009,  the Beacon Field Airport Fairfax County Historic Marker was dedicated in commemoration of aviation pioneer Orville Wright's birthday also known as NATIONAL AVIATION DAY.     

Our Flight Path
which began in 2007....
We work tirelessly to gain recognition for Beacon Field and since 2007 have successfully facilitated the installation of three permanent official roadside historic markers Beacon Field Airport, Hybla Valley Airport and the large COSTCO US 1 Wall of Aviation on US Route 1.   
Additionally, we are proud to have:   
Given history talks,  hosted a 5 year photo exhibition at local Starbucks, funded renaming of "Beacon Field Airport Highway" frontage road,  sponsored Little League Baseball, conducted VDOT Adopt A Highway for over 8 years, participated in FCFD Adopt a Hydrant program, continuously maintained two educational websites (Beacon Field and Hybla Valley) for over 10 years, and rejoiced when the Space Shuttle Discovery retirement flight flew over the Beacon marker.

We collect, share, and connect information to facilitate a better appreciation for the influence of Beacon Field.   This website strives to educate and offer a venue for the capture and preservation of Beacon Field Airport history and lore before it was lost forever as one of the nation's earliest private airports which embodied the genius of America.

Beacon Field Office c. 1948
We conduct activities pro bono and are not affiliated with any civic associations, social, or political interest groups.   So, if you see our website photos and text material anywhere else, you can assume the material has been pirated without our permission

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