Okeechobee County Airport

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Okeechobee County Airport
Connors Army Auxiliary Field
Okeechobee County Airport - Florida.jpg
2006 USGS airphoto
IATA: OBEICAO: KOBEFAA LID: OBE
Summary
Airport type Public
Owner Okeechobee County
Location Okeechobee, Florida
Elevation AMSL 34 ft / 10 m
Coordinates 27°15′57.5″N 80°51′04″W / 27.265972°N 80.85111°W / 27.265972; -80.85111
Website www.co.okeechobee.fl.us
Map
KOBE is located in Florida
KOBE
KOBE
Location of Okeechobee County Airport
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
5/23 5,000 1,524 Asphalt
14/32 4,000 1,219 Asphalt

Okeechobee County Airport (IATA: OBEICAO: KOBEFAA LID: OBE) is a general aviation airport located 3 mi (4.82 km) northwest of Okeechobee, in Okeechobee County, Florida.

History[edit]

The airport was opened in April 1940 as Conners Field. Leased by the United States Army Air Corps in 1941 as an auxiliary training field for the Hendricks Army Airfield B-17 Flying Fortress training school near Sebring during World War II. Runways and other facilities improved by the Army, used for training touch-and-go landings and emergencies. No permanent military units or personnel assigned. With the end of the war in 1945, returned for civil use.

Operated as a general aviation airport ever since.

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References[edit]

 This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the Air Force Historical Research Agency.

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