Coulter Field

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Coulter Field
IATA: CFDICAO: KCFDFAA LID: CFD
Summary
Airport type Public
Owner City of Bryan
Serves Bryan, Texas
Elevation AMSL 367 ft / 112 m
Coordinates 30°42′56″N 096°19′53″W / 30.71556°N 96.33139°W / 30.71556; -96.33139
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
15/33 4,000 1,219 Asphalt
17/35 1,330 405 Turf (Closed)
Statistics (2008)
Aircraft operations 16,200
Based aircraft 66
Source: Federal Aviation Administration[1]

Coulter Field (IATA: CFDICAO: KCFDFAA LID: CFD) is a public-use airport located three nautical miles (6 km) northeast of the central business district of Bryan, in Brazos County, Texas, United States.[1] It is owned by the City of Bryan[1] which is part of the Bryan-College Station area. The airport is used entirely for general aviation.

History[edit]

Coulter Field has a long history with sport parachuting. With intentional parachute jumps having been conducted since the mid-1950s, skydiving at Coulter Field has continued through today. Ags Over Texas (AOT) was the home of the Texas A&M University skydiving team until its closure in 1999. In March 2002, Skydive Aggieland opened and is the current home of the Texas A&M University skydiving club. Texas Governor Rick Perry completed a successful static-line skydive at AOT while he was attending Texas A&M University in the 1970s and former President George H. W. Bush (41) completed a tandem skydive at Coulter Field in cooperation with Skydive Aggieland and the Golden Knights a day prior to completing his last jump at his Presidential Library on Texas A&M University main campus.

Facilities and aircraft[edit]

Coulter Field covers an area of 256 acres (104 ha) at an elevation of 367 feet (112 m) above mean sea level. It has one asphalt paved runway designated 15/33 which measures 4,000 by 75 feet (1,219 x 23 m).[1][2] A former turf runway designated 17/35 is permanently closed.

For the 12-month period ending July 16, 2008, the airport had 16,200 general aviation aircraft operations, an average of 44 per day. At that time there were 66 aircraft based at this airport: 82% single-engine, 15% multi-engine and 3% helicopter.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e FAA Airport Master Record for CFD (Form 5010 PDF), effective 2009-07-02.
  2. ^ Aerial photo

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