Gerstner Field

Ahead on the right you will see a historical marker for the former site of a crucial military training facility. When World War I began the United States Army's Air Service was unprepared having only three pilot training schools. Contructed quickly, Gerstner Field was a primary training field where cadets received flying training and became a Reserve Military Aviator. Gerstner Field differed from normal primary flight schools because it also offered advanced training for pursuit pilots, flight instructors, and in aerial gunnery.