Yuma International Airport


90 years ago 20 women competed in the first Women’s National Air Derby, an airplane race that took them from Santa Monica, California to Cleveland, Ohio -- with a stop in Yuma.

You may have heard of one of the race participants – Amelia Earhardt, but by and large the women, each a pioneer in aviation, are largely forgotten.

Today we’ll talk to the producer of a documentary about the race to learn more about the First Women’s National Air Derby, including tales of sabotage, sexism, and even death.

Victor Calderón/KAWC

A company that provides air medical transportation celebrated the opening of its hangar location in Yuma this week.

American Airlines has announced it will soon offer non-stop flights between Yuma and Dallas.

Yuma International Airport

The Yuma International Airport hosted a meet and greet October 30th to mend its relationship with general aviation pilots.  KAWC's Michelle Faust reports...(originally aired 10/31/13).

Read by KAWC's Michelle Faust, report by KAWC's Kim Johnson.

Yuma International Airport

Yuma International Airport is unique both for its economic benefit to the City of Yuma and its relationship with the military.  We hear from economic experts and military officials about the airport’s roles.  KAWC’s Kim Johnson brings us the story from Yuma International Airport...(originally aired 10/02/13)

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