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Land your plane at home.  Air Park Estates: A Pilot’s Paradise

Air Park Dallas - Plano TX

Imagine soaring high above Dallas North Tollway and watching backed up traffic.  And be glad you’re not in it!

If you live in Plano you might be familiar with Air Park Dallas which is a single runway airport.  It’s located in the heart of West Plano adjacent to Willow Bend Mall.  Southwest corner of Park & Midway to be exact.


Talk about location.  You can read more about Air Park Dallas Here, even though the homes are in Plano.  It was built in 1965.  It has a aircraft rental service and flight school.  Who knew?

Back in the 90’s

I remember back in the 90’s watching the planes above approach the landing strip while floating in my pool.  There is an old story about why the planes liked our neighborhood so much but I can’t tell it here.

Just north of the runway was a niche gardening center at the corner of Park & Midway.  James carried interesting varieties of plants and fragrant flowers. I miss that.  It was a long time ago.  I digress…

If you own a plane and want to fly in home you can at Air Park Dallas.  In 2000, Air Park-Dallas was listed by the National Air Transportation Association on its “100 Most Needed Airports” list.  The prime location speaks for itself as well as convenience.

The area around Air Park Estates has changed dramatically and is densely populated with residential homes, shopping, commercial and schools.  I keep thinking  the land will be developed but it hasn’t happened.

Air Park Dallas Today

The past few years several properties have sold and prices range from $400,000  to over 1M.   There are 30 custom homes and some residential lots.  The homes are unique and beautiful with oversized garages fit for a king!

If flying is your passion you can live in Air Park Estates and enjoy the best of all worlds.  I like the idea of  parking your plane by your house!  Don’t you?

Without a doubt: It’s a pilots paradise!


About Terry Smith

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  1. Airpark has always been a special place. My Grandfather Milton J. Noell built it in 1965 and I grew up out there on Douglas st… Papa passed away in 1990. My Dad is the one who really ran it from the beginning but unfortunately, he passed away in 2012, David W. Noell. My sister and I decided to fight the encroachment issues and the developers had been going on too long so we sold our interest recently. My sister Melissa Noell Etienne lives down in Lakeway, Texas one street over from the Lakeway Airpark. The good news is the runway should be there for a long time but the hangars and building will be coming down soon courtesy of our longtime partner Henry Billingsley. Henry bought a half interest in 1983. My sister and I own a larger piece of land in Van Alstyne (still Collin County) and we have contemplated building another runway but longer with access for very light jets to service the new LG Motorsports Park racetrack. We had airpark for over 50 years and there are a lot of stories and memories I might put in a book? Keep your eyes to the sky.

    Matthew D. Noell

  2. Matthew, Thank you for your comment. You have made my Saturday. We appreciate the update as we have lived nearby for 26 years and love the planes flying overhead especially on warm summer days. It’s always a conversation starter and we have our own stories that make us smile. We wish you and your family well and look forward to the new development. You should write the book, it’s a historical part of West Plano. Please let us know if you do. Take care and Keep Your Eyes to the Sky is a great title.

    Warm Regards,
    Terry Smith

  3. Matthew, thank you for sharing some wonderful memories. When do you plan to build the airpark at Van Alstyne? I am interested in a lot. 🙂

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