Historical Photos

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The history of Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport/Adams Field can be traced to 1917 and the establishment of an Army Air Depot. Since those early beginnings, the airport has grown to be a major link in the nation's air transportation system and an economic engine for Little Rock and Arkansas.

Commercial air service was launched on June 15, 1931 by American Airways, now American Airlines which still serves the airport today.

Our commitment is to build on our heritage by continuing to well serve the traveling public and to play our role as the major "front door" for our city and state.  

(Click on thumbnails for larger images)


 Image of Wrongway Corrigan and three other men
While Douglas (Wrong Way) Corrigan (in leather jacket) was made famous when he took off for the west coast of the U.S. and wound up in Ireland, he did manage to find his way to Little Rock with no problem around 1940.
 Image of an old Delta Plane DC 8
Delta introduced the DC-8 jets to Little Rock in 1978.
Image of the Lockheed Electra from 1960
The Lockheed Electra began flying into Little Rock in 1960.
Flagship image from 1948
The Flagship Little Rock at Little Rock Airport in 1948.
Image of Eric Linden and Will Rogers talking
Actor Eric Linden and Will Rogers were both visitors to Little Rock Airport in 1932.
Airport flight line from 1940
Flight line at Little Rock Airport about 1940.
A Ryan Auto Gyro
A Ryan Auto Gyro paid a visit to the airport in the late 1930's.
The Little Rocket #2 Plane
The Little Rocket #2 was built from the same plans as the original airplane which was manufactured at the Command-Aire Aircraft Corporation in Little Rock.
Spirit of St. Louis plane 1927

In the background is Charles Lindberg's Spirit of St. Louis in 1927.


Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport
One Airport Drive • Little Rock, AR 72202-4402
Phone: (501) 372-3439 • Fax: (501) 372-0612