Hawaii Dillingham X
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Situated on the sparsely-populated North Shore of O’ahu, Dillingham is a former military airfield that’s been converted for civilian use. Remnants of its former use are still evident today in the long, wide runway, abandoned revetments, and the ruins of several aircraft maintenance hangars from the 1940’s. Today, this is a thriving field serving Hawaii’s general aviation community and tourist flights. Several skydiving companies have their base here, and it’s a popular glider port as well.
If your knowledge of O’ahu only extends to the tourist mecca of Waikiki, you’ll be surprised at how quiet and rural the area around Dillingham is. The airport is served by one road, a long drive from Honolulu through cane fields and past long stretches of pristine beach. Fans of the TV series LOST will recognize this area as one of the show’s principal filming locations. In fact, if you look around Dillingham, you’ll spot a length of Oceanic Airlines’ flight 815 fuselage, which is stored on the field in real life.