Beacon Field Airport®


Elevation 249 feet, Fairfax County, Virginia      GPS 38║46'20.40"N :  77║4'54.07"W
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Founders: The Beacon Field Architects

W.F.P. Reid Sr. (seated center) was the owner of Beacon Field Airport and City View land tract.   He was also the Chairman of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors from 1926 to 1939.   Photo was taken during the September 1938 Fairfax County Board of Supervisors meeting: Left to right, seated, G. Wallace Carper, Providence; W.F.P. Reid, Mount Vernon; Miss Edith Rodgers, Dranesville (First Woman Elected to Board of Supvs.). Standing, J.T. Blencoe, Lee; D.W. Buckley, Centreville; and Charles H. Powell, Providence.
Frank Reid (right), President of Alexandria-Virginia Airport Inc. (1944-1959) Frank was the son of W.F.P. Reid Sr. On the left is Al Steidel. An Aeronca and BT-13 have been identified directly behind Frank and Al.

Harry J. Lehman (center), Vice-President of Alexandria-Virginia Airport, Inc.,(1944-1959) in military uniform standing in front of a twin Beech. Harry J. was husband of Mary Lewis "Sleepy Reid" Lehman.
Mary Lewis "Reid" Lehman, a.k.a. "The General" -- Secretary/Treasurer of Alexandria-Virginia Airport, Inc. (1944-1959) Daughter of W.F.P.Reid Sr., Sister of Frank Reid, and wife of Harry J. Lehman.

Photo by Bob Heinl
Photo by Bob Heinl
Hammerhead (seated left) and Blue Foo (lying down) -- Beacon Field Mascots belonged to Mary Lewis and Harry J. Lehman.
Betty Ashburn on the Flight Line -- Ashburn Family Collection
Bob and Betty Ashburn -- Beacon Field Incorporated (1931-1941), FBO Operators .