Beacon Field Airport®


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

The Fairfax Herald Newspaper 1938 -- Click to Enlarge

Mrs.  Elizabeth "Betty" Ashburn and her husband worked as the Fixed Based Operator (FBO) at Beacon Field from 1931 until 1942.   With Bob as President and Betty as Secretary-Treasurer,  they entered into a formal business agreement with the airport owner, W.F.P. Reid,  to operate as Ashburn Flying Service on the airfield .   After WWII, they moved their operations to Hybla Valley Airport, 1 mile south on US Route 1 from Beacon Field.    

For more info on historic Beacon Field Airport visit the links at left and also our companion website .   Both airports have been recognized with Fairfax County Roadside Historic Markers.