Page Field

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For the World War II use of Page Field, see Page Field Army Airfield.
Page Field
Page Field General Aviation Airport
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IATA: FMYICAO: KFMYFAA LID: FMY
Summary
Airport type Public
Owner Lee County Port Authority
Serves Fort Myers, Florida
Elevation AMSL 17 ft / 5 m
Coordinates 26°35′12″N 081°51′48″W / 26.58667°N 81.86333°W / 26.58667; -81.86333Coordinates: 26°35′12″N 081°51′48″W / 26.58667°N 81.86333°W / 26.58667; -81.86333
Website http://www.flyfmy.com
Maps
FAA airport diagram
FAA airport diagram
FMY is located in Florida
FMY
FMY
Location in Florida
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
5/23 6,406 1,953 Asphalt
13/31 4,912 1,497 Asphalt
Statistics (2011)
Aircraft operations 78,295
Based aircraft 300

Page Field (IATA: FMYICAO: KFMYFAA LID: FMY) is a public airport three miles south of Fort Myers, in Lee County, Florida. It is owned by the Lee County Port Authority;[1] the National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2011–2015 categorized it as a reliever airport.[2]

History[edit]

Built in 1927 as a civil 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 antisubmarine patrols and conventional bomber training in the B-24 Liberator. The facility was returned to civil control of the State of Florida and then Lee County shortly after the end of the war.

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 April 1957 they were still the only airline, with six departures a day. 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, and in 1983 airline flights moved to the new Southwest Florida Regional Airport, now called Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW). Page Field is a designated FAA reliever airport for RSW and has only general aviation and business traffic.

Facilities[edit]

Base Operations at Page Field opened August 2011

Page Field covers 670 acres (271 ha) at an elevation of 17 feet (5 m). It has two asphalt 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).[1]

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 a new terminal complex opened 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

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c FAA Airport Master Record for FMY (Form 5010 PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. Effective May 31, 2012.
  2. ^ "2011–2015 NPIAS Report, Appendix A" (PDF, 2.03 MB). National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems. Federal Aviation Administration. October 4, 2010. 

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