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Airfields in Hawai'i: Kahului Airport/Naval Air Station 27

This is a short guide to assist you in finding out information about airports and airfields in Hawai'i.

Background

NAS Kahului was developed on property leased from a commercial sugar company and construction began in 1943. It was deactivated by the Navy in 1947 and the Hawaii Aeronautics Commission took over the land in December 1947 and turned over surplus buildings and land to the Hawai`i commissioner of public lands. The state department of public works, Hawaii Housing Authority, Board of Agriculture and Forestry, and Maui County were given portions of the former naval air station.

Images

​Kahului Airport Aerial, 1976 (USGS)

Kahului and airport, 1976

 Kahului Airport, 1951 (USGS)

Aerial photograph of Kahului & airport

​Kahului Airport (detail from USGS topographic quadrangle map), 1954

Map of Kahului Airport, 1954