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Houston Metro Airport in Clear Lake?

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For a short period of time there was a small airport on Old Galveston Rd, across from Ellington Field. They ran commuter flights to Houston Intercontinental only, as I recall.

Ring any bells?

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For a short period of time there was a small airport on Old Galveston Rd, across from Ellington Field. They ran commuter flights to Houston Intercontinental only, as I recall.

Ring any bells?

Yep, it existed. It was a STOL (Short TakeOff/Landing) field, and it was called Clear Lake Metro Port. It opened up sometime between 1964-69, and was closed in 1986.

Check this out for more info:

http://members.tripod.com/airfields_freema..._Houston_SE.htm

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I remember it well and used it a lot. The planes flown out of there were the Twin Otter types. Very nice planes and a lot of fun to fly in during rough weather.

Metro Airlines was immediately missed and really was an asset to us flying out of IAH.

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Also in that area was the Gulf-Houston airport, which was closed about eight years ago, the runway and hangers torn up and removed, and housing subdivisions built on the land.

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As a waitress in 1979-80 at Sambo's [NASA Rd 1 across from the (former) Holiday Inn] then at Denny's at Baybrook Mall, I used to serve the maintainence men from the CL Metro Airport their 2:00 a.m. meals.  Allen Samuels car dealership was on the land after the airport closed.  Now there is a building on Hwy 3 named Hanger Clinic.

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