Historic Photos

Airport History

Interview with Randy Smith, former-owner, Lake Ridge Aero Park. Randy is a retired Captain with Piedmont / US Airways / SAS Institute, and as a teenager, took flying lessons at the field with Odell Wilkins.


1945 - 1954 Farris / Bryan Field

Dan Bryan 1948

1955 - 1965 Wilkins Field

Aeronca Champ

Wilkins Field

J-3 owned by Odell Wilkins

J-3 owned by Hubert Pennington

Odell Wilkins with his aircraft

125 HP Piper Tri-Pacer

Fairchild PT-19

Swift based at the airport

1966- 1976 Durham Skypark

Woody Woodall operated the airfield for ten Years as Durham Skypark.

2021 Lake Ridge Aero Park

Summer Fly In July of 2021

Summer Fly In July of 2021

Marcus Smith flying the Dream Flights Stearman

Lake Ridge Aero Park

Lake Ridge Aero Park

Marcus Smith and his J3 Cub