This general aviation airport was apparently built at some point between 1965-70, as it was not yet depicted on a 1963 aerial photo nor on the July 1965 Detroit Sectional Chart (according to Chris Kennedy). The earliest depiction of Salem Airport which has been located was on the 1970 USGS topo map.
- History of Salem township, Washtenaw county, Michigan 1976 - 116 pages - Snippet view
A native bom Salemite, Ron Shoebridge started with a dream in 1967 and despite many obstacles, applying hard work and perseverance has seen that dream materialize into the Salem Airport.
- Michigan aviation: Volumes 16-20, Michigan Aeronautics Commission, Michigan. Bureau of Aeronautics - 1983
Started in 1964 by Ron Shoebridge, the Salem Airport may fall victim to an expanding sanitary landfill one mile distant, owned by Holloway Construction.
Status: DISSOLVED Date: 6-5-1984