Crisp County–Cordele Airport
|Crisp County–Cordele Airport
Cordele Army Airfield
2006 USGS airphoto
|IATA: none – ICAO: KCKF – FAA LID: CKF|
|Elevation AMSL||310 ft / 94 m|
Crisp County–Cordele Airport (ICAO: KCKF, FAA LID: CKF) is a county owned, public use airport located two nautical miles (4 km) northeast of the central business district of Cordele, a city in Crisp County, Georgia, United States. It is included in the National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2011–2015, which categorized it as a general aviation facility. The airport does not have scheduled commercial airline service.
Opened to the public in March 1943, during World War II, the airport was requisitioned by the United States Army Air Force, and was known as Cordele Army Airfield. It was also known as Turner AAF Auxiliary Airfield No. 7. The airfield supported the AAF Advanced Pilot School (Twin-Engine) school at Turner Army Airfield.
It was closed in mid-1944 with the drawdown of AAFTC's pilot training program. Declared surplus, it was turned over to the Army Corps of Engineers on September 30, 1945 and eventually discharged to the War Assets Administration (WAA) to become a civil airport.
Facilities and aircraft
Crisp County–Cordele Airport covers an area of 619 acres (251 ha) at an elevation of 310 feet (94 m) above mean sea level. It has two asphalt paved runways: 10/28 is 5,001 by 150 feet (1,524 x 46 m) and 5/23 is 5,006 by 100 feet (1,526 x 30 m).
For the 12-month period ending August 10, 2010, the airport had 22,000 general aviation aircraft operations, an average of 60 per day. At that time there were 16 aircraft based at this airport: 94% single-engine and 6% helicopter.
- FAA Airport Master Record for CKF ( PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. Effective April 5, 2012.
- "2011–2015 NPIAS Report, Appendix A" (PDF, 2.03 MB). National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems. Federal Aviation Administration. October 4, 2010.
- This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the Air Force Historical Research Agency.
- Shaw, Frederick J. (2004), Locating Air Force Base Sites History’s Legacy, Air Force History and Museums Program, United States Air Force, Washington DC, 2004.
- Manning, Thomas A. (2005), History of Air Education and Training Command, 1942-2002. Office of History and Research, Headquarters, AETC, Randolph AFB, Texas ASIN: B000NYX3PC
- Shettle, M. L. (2005), Georgia's Army Airfields of World War II. ISBN 0-9643388-3-1
- CKF – Crisp County–Cordele at Georgia DOT website
- Departments: Airport at Crisp County website
- Aerial image as of January 1993 from USGS The National Map
- FAA Terminal Procedures for CKF, effective December 11, 2014
- Resources for this airport: