Hyannis Airport 1928 to 1948
Sharon D. Anderson PhD, author
What began as a fifty-seven-acre farm with a five-room house and grew to a many acres thriving airport with very busy air traffic is a story that needs to be told. Aviation and the need for this new concept of transportation grew as a few visionaries formed the Hyannis Airport Corporation with a board of directors and stockholders one of which was Amelia Earhart. WHY? Robertson Ayling, a native-born Cape Codder and son of Charles L. Ayling had recently completed his pilot training at Dennison Airport in Squantum, Massachusetts. “He was the aviation enthusiast and driving force required to establish an airfield on the Cape in the village of Hyannis.” The rest is history.