Thom Eberhardt’s compelling documentary tells the story of the Grand Central Air Terminal, formerly the Glendale Airport and the first paved runway west of the Rocky Mountains. Grand Central was the main commercial airport serving Southern California and the ancestral home of what became Convair and Hughes Aircraft. The first scheduled transcontinental passenger service was flown out of Grand Central by Charles Lindbergh, with Amelia Earhart among the passengers. Earhart also drove a gravel truck at Grand Central to pay for her own flying lessons at the airport. After Pearl Harbor, commercial operations ceased and the Army Air Corps turned Grand Central into a training center, a key element in the air defenses for Los Angeles when a Japanese invasion seemed imminent.