Beech Factory Airport

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Beech Factory Airport
Airport type Public
Owner Beechcraft
Serves Wichita, Kansas
Elevation AMSL 1,408 ft / 429 m
Coordinates 37°41′40″N 097°12′54″W / 37.69444°N 97.21500°W / 37.69444; -97.21500Coordinates: 37°41′40″N 097°12′54″W / 37.69444°N 97.21500°W / 37.69444; -97.21500
Direction Length Surface
ft m
19/1 8,000 2,438 Concrete
Statistics (2008)
Aircraft operations 32,700
Based aircraft 77

Beech Factory Airport (IATA: BECICAO: KBECFAA 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.[1]

Facilities and aircraft[edit]

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).[1]

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.[1] 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.[2] The Yellow Air Cab Company Purchased the assets in 1930, followed by Beechcraft in 1940.

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  1. ^ a b c d FAA Airport Master Record for BEC (Form 5010 PDF), effective 2009-05-07.
  2. ^ "How Knoll's New Factory will look". The Witchita Beacon. November 1928. 

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