Stinson Municipal Airport
For the Aberdeen, Mississippi airport see:Stinson Field Municipal Airport
|Stinson Municipal Airport
|IATA: SSF – ICAO: KSSF – FAA LID: SSF|
|Owner||City of San Antonio|
|Serves||San Antonio, Texas, USA|
|Elevation AMSL||577 ft / 176 m|
Stinson Municipal Airport (IATA: SSF, ICAO: KSSF, FAA LID: SSF) is a city owned, public use airport located six nautical miles (7 mi, 11 km) south of Downtown San Antonio in Bexar County, Texas, United States. It is included in the National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2011–2015, which categorized it as a reliever airport.
Established in 1915 when the Stinson family initially leased the land from the City of San Antonio, Stinson Municipal Airport is the second oldest general aviation airport in continuous operation in the United States.
The Works Progress Administration built the terminal building between 1935 and 1936. The building was remodeled and expanded in 2006-2008 but still retains much of its original integrity.
Now serving as the reliever for San Antonio International, the airport currently has an FBO, two flight schools, police and state aviation units, a part 135 operator, two aerial photography outfits, helicopter tour company and helicopter flight school, and numerous general aviation aircraft. It is also home to the Texas Air Museum. The historic terminal was completely renovated in the 2006-2008 time period and runway 9-27 re-opened on March 11, 2010 after being re-surfaced and extended to 5002 feet, allowing the airfield to receive more private and business jet traffic.
In August 2010, The Texas Wing of the Civil Air Patrol announced it will be locating its statewide headquarters to Stinson Municipal Airport.
Facilities and aircraft
Stinson Municipal Airport covers an area of 360 acres (146 ha) at an elevation of 577 feet (176 m) above mean sea level. It has two asphalt paved runways: 9/27 is 5,000 by 100 feet (1,524 x 30 m) and 14/32 is 4,128 by 100 feet (1,258 x 30 m).
For the 12-month period ending March 26, 2011, the airport had 157,044 aircraft operations, an average of 430 per day: 95% general aviation and 5% military. At that time there were 42 aircraft based at this airport: 76% single-engine, 12% multi-engine, and 12% helicopter.
- FAA Airport Master Record for SSF ( PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. Effective May 31, 2012.
- "2011–2015 NPIAS Report, Appendix A" (PDF, 2.03 MB). National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems. Federal Aviation Administration. October 4, 2010.
- http://www.sanantonio.gov/aviation/stinsonairport.asp Airport website. Accessed September 26, 2007.
- "Stinson airport runway getting redo". My SA News. Retrieved 2010-05-06.
- Thole, Lou (1999), Forgotten Fields of America : World War II Bases and Training, Then and Now - Vol. 2. Publisher: Pictorial Histories Pub, ISBN 1-57510-051-7
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