Aerial Pictures

BAP runway, center, looking North East. (47)
BAP runway, center, looking North. (48)
BAP runway, center left. (49)
BAP runway towards the top right. (50)
BAP runway towards the top right. (51)
BAP runway, just above center right. (52)
BAP runway, left foreground. (53)

My brother Doug recently pointed out that the continued expansion of housing development in the 1960s led to the North/South runway extension’s forced closure. I always referred to that section of the runway as “The X Runway” but never asked why we stopped using it. Now I know. Thanks, Doug!

Check out the comparison of the undeveloped land at the end of our North/South runway extension in photo #53 with the housing development during the 1960s in photo # 54. WOW!

BAP runway center left, looking West. Borden Road in the foreground with French Road intersection. Notice that the French Road extension to Transit Road hasn’t been constructed. (54)
BAP runway center left. Transit Road lower left corner. Notice that the French Road extension to Transit Road doesn’t exist. (55)


  1. razorback47 says:

    Nice job Bill! You might want to mention the existence of the North/South runway (cross wind runway) that was in use until at least the mid 60’s. The housing developments put an end to that. 😠 You are truly doing justice.

    On Sun, Jan 17, 2021 at 9:17 AM Buffalo Air Park wrote:

    > awilliamriccio posted: ” I’m not going to lie. There are many pictures in > this series, 68 total, and please give yourself some time to go through > these. Most are aerial shots of the airpark throughout the years, but some > are from different Western New York areas. I have broken i” >


    1. Thank you, I will!


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