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==History=====The Beach===Before airplanes landed on the beach, automobile races were held regularly. The beach provided a smooth, hard, and relatively clean surface to use for anything with wheels and speed. Pilots soon caught on and used the beach as a runway. Hangars were built later, and even aircraft service was provided on beach. This former airport is one of only two beach airports that were successful. The other, Old Orchard Beach, was located in Maine and was the starting point for at least five transatlantic flights during the 1920s and 1930s. - Source: Wikipedia

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