#OnThisDay in 1927, Mills Field was officially dedicated. San Francisco had the barest necessities for an airport - an airstrip and an unfinished Administration Building - when the dedication took place. #SFOHistory
This tweet was posted on May 07, 2021.
#OnThisDay in 1928: Hangar No. 2 was under construction at Mills Field. It was followed soon after with Hangars 3 and 4. Renting an overnight spot within cost $1.50 #SFOHistory
This tweet was posted on February 01, 2021.
#Onthisday in 1927, Hangar No. 1 at Mills Field was completed. The Airport's first hangar was made of steel framing with galvanized-corrugated iron siding. Navigational aids included 11-foot high lettering identifying the airfield. #SFOHistory #MuseumFromHome
This tweet was posted on September 23, 2020.
#Onthisday in 1935, the first airfield expansion was completed at SFO, extending Runway “C” from 1,900 to 3,000 feet, enabling the runway to take better advantage of the prevailing west-northwest winds. #SFOHistory
This tweet was posted on November 25, 2018.
#Onthisday in 1951, construction began on the new terminal building at San Francisco International Airport. The new terminal (now Terminal 2) was built to serve the international community in the coming jet age. #SFOHistory #avgeek
This tweet was posted on October 05, 2018.
#Onthisday in 1954, the three-day dedication ceremony of SFO's new Airport Terminal Building (later the Central Terminal, now Terminal 2) kicked off. The event drew hundreds of thousands of visitors with 43 aircraft on exhibition. #SFOHistory
This tweet was posted on August 27, 2018.
#Onthisday in 1983, Central Terminal was rededicated as the International Terminal. Constructed between 1951 and 1954, the Central Terminal ushered SFO into the jet age. It served as the International Terminal until the current IT opened in 2000. #SFOHistory #MuseumFromHome
This tweet was posted on July 13, 2020.