Page Field General Aviation Airport
|IATA: FMY – ICAO: KFMY – FAA LID: FMY|
|Owner||Lee County Port Authority|
|Serves||Fort Myers, Florida|
|Elevation AMSL||17 ft / 5 m|
|Source: Federal Aviation Administration|
Page Field (IATA: FMY, ICAO: KFMY, FAA LID: FMY) is a public use airport located three nautical miles (6 km) south of the central business district of Fort Myers, in Lee County, Florida, United States. The airport is owned by the Lee County Port Authority. It is included in the National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2011–2015, which categorized it as a reliever airport.
Constructed in 1927 as a civilian airport, Page Field was appropriated by the War Department at the beginning of World War II. Renamed Fort Myers Army Air Field, it was used by the United States Army Air Forces Third Air Force for both antisubmarine patrols and conventional bomber training in the B-24 Liberator. The facility was returned to the civilian control of the State of Florida and then Lee County shortly after the end of World War II.
The June 1949 chart shows 5000-ft runway 4, 4960-ft runway 9 and 5030-ft runway 13.
National Airlines started flights at Page Field in the 1930s. In the 1950s the army barracks were replaced with a small terminal on the south side of the field, which was expanded in 1960. A new terminal was built in the mid-1970s on the north side of Page Field. After deregulation of the airline industry in 1978, the terminal and airfield were too small for the increased traffic. In 1983, airline flights moved to the new Southwest Florida Regional Airport, known today as Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW). Page Field is now a designated FAA reliever airport for RSW and has only general aviation and business traffic.
Facilities and aircraft
Page Field covers an area of 670 acres (271 ha) at an elevation of 17 feet (5 m) above mean sea level. It has two asphalt paved runways: 5/23 is 6,406 by 150 feet (1,953 x 46 m) and 13/31 is 4,912 by 150 feet (1,497 x 46 m).
For the 11-month period ending Nov. 30, 2012, the airport had 77,890 air operations. There are 300+ aircraft based at FMY.
In August 2011, the Lee County Port Authority opened a new terminal complex on the west side of Page Field. Base Operations is a modern, state-of-the-art 22,600 -square-foot building. Concierge front desk service, pilot lounges, weather briefing, flight planning and executive conference rooms, free Wi-Fi and a gift shop are just a few of the many amenities and professional services offered at Base Operations. There is a 600,000-square-foot ramp with convenient business aircraft parking, 24,000 square feet of itinerate hangar space and full-service Jet A and Avgas, as well as self-serve Avgas and Mogas. News release issued by Lee County Port Authority
The annual economic impact of Page Field is $94.6 million. 2010 Economic Impact Study conducted by Florida Department of Transportation
- Florida Department of Transportation named Page Field the General Aviation Airport of the Year in 2002 and 2008.
- Page Field Airport (official site)
- Base Operations website
- PDF brochure from CFASPP
- Aerial image as of January 1999 from USGS The National Map
- (PDF), effective November 14, 2013
- FAA Terminal Procedures for FMY, effective November 14, 2013
- Resources for this airport: