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The Pleasant Hill Airfield was established in Perrysville, Ohio in June 1955. It lived up to its name, people landed their planes there to swim.

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Undated Aerial View of Pleasant Hill Airfield, from a June 1955 Flying Magazine Article.

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The earliest aeronautical chart depiction which has been located of Pleasant Hill Airfield was on the July 1958 Cleveland Sectional Chart.

The earliest reference which has been located of Pleasant Hill Airfield was a June 1955 Flying Magazine article. It described how the 2,000' runway, with a parking area large enough to accommodate 50 aircraft, was built with funds raised by taxing private aircraft. Within walking distance was described a boat rental dock, sandy swimming. beach, and 12 rental cabins. [1] still, Pleasant Hill Airfield was not yet depicted on the January 1958 Cleveland Sectional Chart. A 1960 aerial photo somehow depicted Pleasant Hill Landing Strip as having a single northwest/southeast unpaved runway? What?

And there were no aircraft visible on the field.

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a undated photo of the Spears Brothers (Bob & Paul Spear) in front of their Aeronca, getting ready to go swimming at Pleasant Hill Airfield! from a June 1955 Flying Magazine article

This literally is why the 1950s was good, Elvis Presley, Better Rock Music (my opinion).

A man named Robert Koontz recalled, “I landed at the Pleasant Hill reservoir landing strip as a student on my first dual cross country on 8/8/63 in a Piper Colt. It was on a peninsula that juts out of the North side of the lake with a cemetery right beside it.”

A 1981 aerial photo depicted Pleasant Hill Landing Strip's runway as being well maintained, along with a cleared parking area to the northeast.

But there were no aircraft visible on the field.

Sadly, Pleasant Hill Airfield was evidently closed (for reasons unknown) at some point between 1977-81,

as it was no longer depicted on the May 1981 Detroit Sectional Chart.

A 1994 aerial photo depicted Pleasant Hill Landing Strip's runway as being overgrown.

all good things have to come to a end :( Rest In Peace, Pleasant Hill Airfield. You will be remembered.

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