Airport Of The Month – International Falls
Reconstructed Runway, Taxiway Have Unique History
June 1, 2022
Charles Lindbergh was an environmentalist. After his many accomplishments in aviation, he became an enthusiastic steward of the planet. In 1969 the proposed Voyagers National Park had his attention and Mr. Lindbergh traveled to International Falls to see for himself. He called Einarson's Flying Service to rent an aircraft. Francis Einarson took the request and said, "Who is this?" Charles Lindbergh was the reply, to which Einarson said, "Yeah, and I'm Jimmy Doolittle."
That got sorted out OK, but Einarson insisted Lindbergh have a check out in the PA-18 float plane he was going to rent. "O...