1929: Tucson receives first commercial flight

On November 28, 1929, the first commercial flight landed in Tucson. Jack Frye, president of Standard Airlines (which later became American Airlines), piloted a Fokker monoplane from California to the Tucson Municipal Airport. Swede Myerhofer piloted the first plane to land at that same site in Nov. 20, 1919. The first of its kind in the U.S., Municipal Airport was located on Old Nogales Highway, where the rodeo grounds are today.
March 17, 2010 5:36 pm  •