In 1944 an estimated crowd at 7,000 attended the opening day celebration (above)
of Henry Troh’s Skyport airport located at Southeast 156th, north of Division Street
Troh’s Air Taxi services included a G.I Bill flight school, Piper aircraft sales, aerial
photography, advertising with lighted aircraft and banner towing, ambulance and
Blimps, such as the Mobilgas blimp seen above, were based at Troh’s when special events brought them to Portland.
A photo of the last plane to depart Henry Troh’s Skyport, The construction
of a new retirement community forced the airport to close in June of 1959.