Flashback Friday: Meriden Markham Municipal Airport Through the Years

Adam Snider
August 10, 2018

Meriden Markham Airport in 1976


Meriden Markham Airport in 1986
We're traveling to Connecticut for this week's jaunt in the virtual airport time machine known as Flashback Friday.

Meriden Markham Municipal Airport (MMK) is a general aviation airport about three miles outside the city of Meriden in New Haven County that has served local pilots, flights schools and the Civil Air Patrol. The airport outlines its early history and namesake on its website: "The airport officially dates back to as early as 1928 when Ernest Markham was named the 1st airport manager. On July 14, 1962 the airport was renamed in honor of Ernest L. Markham for his 32 years of dedicated service."

The local Record-Journal newspaper has a number of pictures of MMK dating back to the 1970s. A few of our favorites are included here, and you can see them all in a slideshow.

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