Clarksville–Montgomery County Regional Airport
|Clarksville–Montgomery County Regional Airport
John F. Outlaw Field
USGS aerial image, 27 March 1992
|IATA: CKV – ICAO: KCKV – FAA LID: CKV|
|Owner||City of Clarksville & Montgomery County|
|Elevation AMSL||550 ft / 168 m|
Clarksville–Montgomery County Regional Airport (IATA: CKV, ICAO: KCKV, FAA LID: CKV), also known as John F. Outlaw Field or simply Outlaw Field, is a public use airport located six nautical miles (11 km) northwest of the central business district of Clarksville, a city in Montgomery County, Tennessee, United States. It is owned by the city of Clarksville and Montgomery County. The airport is located near Fort Campbell.
Opened in 1937 as a private airport. Taken over during World War II by the United States Army Air Corps and known as Clarksville Army Airfield. Established as a sub-base for the larger Campbell Army Airfield at Fort Campbell, Kentucky. Activated on 1 June 1942 as a primary basic flying training (level 1) airfield. Conducted flying training until inactivated on 31 October 1945. Remained inactive until transferred to USAF Tactical Air Command on 31 March 1946. Remained under USAF control until 1959 when the Air Force turned over all airport facilities to the United States Army. Returned to public airport status, 1960.
Facilities and aircraft
Outlaw Field covers an area of 452 acres (183 ha) at an elevation of 550 feet (168 m) above mean sea level. It has two asphalt paved runways: 17/35 is 6,000 by 100 feet (1,829 x 30 m) and 5/23 is 4,004 by 100 feet.
For the 12-month period ending December 15, 2009, the airport had 20,600 aircraft operations, an average of 56 per day: 89% general aviation, 10% military, and 1% air taxi. At that time there were 40 aircraft based at this airport: 75% single-engine, 20% multi-engine, 2.5% jet and 2.5% helicopter.
Outlaw Field has several FBOs and flight training facilities. Volunteer Aviation (www.volunteeraviation.com) is a full service flight school located at the airport. Just two blocks away on Jack Miller blvd is North Central Institute (www.nci.edu) a fully accredited Aviation Maintenance school, co-located with the school is a ”CATS” testing center for all aviation written exams.
Outlaw Field will have had its terminal reconstructed in the year 2011. The ground breaking was first started on December 17, 2010. The terminal is expected to be fully reconstructed by spring 2012.
- Clarksville–Montgomery County Regional Airport (John F. Outlaw Field), official web site
- FAA Airport Master Record for CKV ( PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. Effective 8 April 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
- FAA Terminal Procedures for CKV, effective January 8, 2015
- Resources for this airport: