Perry-Foley Airport

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Perry-Foley Airport
Perry Army Airfield
Perry-Foley Airport - Florida.jpg
2006 USGS airphoto
IATA: FPYICAO: noneFAA LID: 40J
Summary
Airport type Public use
Owner Taylor County, Florida
Operator Barbara Bratcher
Serves Perry, Florida
Location Taylor County, Florida
Elevation AMSL 45 ft / 14 m
Coordinates 30°04′20″N 083°34′42″W / 30.07222°N 83.57833°W / 30.07222; -83.57833Coordinates: 30°04′20″N 083°34′42″W / 30.07222°N 83.57833°W / 30.07222; -83.57833
Website Taylor County Development Authority
Map
FPY is located in Florida
FPY
FPY
Location of Perry-Foley Airport
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
6/24 4,378 1,334 Asphalt
12/30 4,754 1,449 Asphalt
18/36 4,986 1,520 Asphalt
Statistics (1999)
Aircraft operations 18,400
Based aircraft 5

Perry-Foley Airport (IATA: FPYFAA LID: 40J) is a public-use airport located 3 miles (4.8 km) south of the central business district of the city of Perry in Taylor County, Florida, United States. The airport is publicly owned.[1]

History[edit]

During World War II, the airfield was constructed and used by the Third Air Force of the United States Army Air Forces for training.

Developed on 862 acres (3.49 km2), Perry Army Airfield became operational on 9 June 1943 as a sub-base to Dale Mabry Army Airfield in Tallahassee, Florida under the authority of the 338th Fighter Group of the Third Air Force.

Perry AAF was a replacement training unit, hosting the 312th and 441st Fighter Squadrons. Pilots received their final training in P-40 Warhawks, P-47 Thunderbolts, and P-51 Mustangs at Perry AAF prior to joining operational units in the European or Pacific theaters.

With the close of hostilities, the last military pilots left Perry AAF in September 1945. The airfield was subsequently deeded to Taylor County by the War Assets Administration in April 1947, and the field reverted to civilian aviation purposes. It has been used as a general aviation airfield ever since.[2]

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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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