Wood Field

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Wood Field was the region's first airport, opened in 1929 by the Dixie Flying Service off of Garth Road. The airport was named after “Buck” Wood, a World War I pilot from the area who was killed in 1918. After remaining open four years, the airport became a victim of the depression in 1933, leaving Charlottesville and Albemarle County without an airport until the Charlottesville-Albemarle Airport opened in 1954[1].


  1. Web. Getting Around: Transportation in Turn-of-the-Century Charlottesville and Albemarle, Charlottesville Historical Society, Charlottesville Area Transit, retrieved Nov 18, 2011.