Beech Factory Airport
|Beech Factory Airport|
|IATA: BEC – ICAO: KBEC – FAA LID: BEC|
|Elevation AMSL||1,408 ft / 429 m|
Beech Factory Airport (IATA: BEC, ICAO: KBEC, FAA LID: BEC) is a public use airport located five nautical miles (9 km) east of the central business district of Wichita, a city in Sedgwick County, Kansas, United States. It is privately owned by Beechcraft.
Facilities and aircraft
Beech Factory Airport covers an area of 1,280 acres (520 ha) at an elevation of 1,408 feet (429 m) above mean sea level. It has one runway designated 18/36 with a concrete surface measuring 8,000 by 100 feet (2,438 x 30 m).
For the 12-month period ending May 13, 2008, the airport had 32,700 aircraft operations, an average of 89 per day: 86% general aviation and 14% military. At that time there were 77 aircraft based at this airport: 27% single-engine, 38% multi-engine, 13% jet and 22% military. Following the merger of the Cessna and Beechcraft employee flying clubs, Cessna's flying club has since moved from their previous base at Wichita Mid-Continental Airport to Beech Factory Airport.
The airport was founded in 1928 as part of a 148 acre land tract purchased from the city to house the Knoll Aircraft Company. The Yellow Air Cab Company Purchased the assets in 1930, followed by Beechcraft in 1940.
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- Beech Factory Airport at Kansas DOT Airport Directory
- FAA Terminal Procedures for BEC, effective December 11, 2014
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