At one time many towns across the prairies had small community airports, most of which it seems are now closed. Included in that tally is this one in Hodgeville Saskatchewan, the remains of which include a road sign, a cement foundation and one standing structure, presumably the office and control centre (the terminal). That’s all there is here.
Research so far has not turned up when the facility opened or closed or anything else about it for that matter. It is, so far, a bit of a mystery. It’s assumed this airport had a simple grass runway and what appears to be the faint outline of it can be seen in a field to the east, when viewed from Google Earth.
Airports like this were bases for small private planes and often agricultural services firms (“crop dusters”). As the cost of aircraft ownership increased over the years, these facilities lost most of their customers and closed.
As we know little on this subject we’ll continue to research it. If our readers have something to add, we’d love to hear from you
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Date of adventure: May, 2014.
Location: Hodgeville, SK.