Airport History

Interview with Randy Smith, co-owner, Lake Ridge Aero Park. Randy is a retired Captain with Piedmont / US Airways / SAS Institute, and as a teenager, took flying lessons at the field with Odell Wilkins.

1945 – 1954 Farris / Bryan Field

1955 – 1965 Wilkins Field

1966 – 1976 Durham Skypark

Woody Woodall operated the airfield for ten years as Durham Skypark.


Special thanks to Ron Cheatham for recording the video interviews with Randy Smith and Woody Woodall.

If you have additional historical data on the airport, please let us know.