Stinson Municipal Airport

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For the Aberdeen, Mississippi airport see:Stinson Field Municipal Airport

Stinson Municipal Airport
Stinson Field
Stinson Municipal Airport - Texas.jpg
Airport type Public
Owner City of San Antonio
Serves San Antonio, Texas, USA
Elevation AMSL 577 ft / 176 m
Coordinates 29°20′13″N 098°28′16″W / 29.33694°N 98.47111°W / 29.33694; -98.47111Coordinates: 29°20′13″N 098°28′16″W / 29.33694°N 98.47111°W / 29.33694; -98.47111
Website SSF
SSF is located in Texas
Location of airport in Texas
Direction Length Surface
ft m
9/27 5,000 1,524 Asphalt
14/32 4,128 1,258 Asphalt
Statistics (2011)
Aircraft operations 157,044
Based aircraft 42

Stinson Municipal Airport (IATA: SSFICAO: KSSFFAA 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.[1] It is included in the National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2011–2015, which categorized it as a reliever airport.[2]


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.[3]

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.

During World War II the airfield was used by the United States Army Air Forces as a training base. At the end of the war the airfield was returned over to the City of San Antonio for civil use.

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.[4]

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[edit]

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).[1]

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.[1]

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  1. ^ a b c d FAA Airport Master Record for SSF (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. 
  3. ^ Airport website. Accessed September 26, 2007.
  4. ^ "Stinson airport runway getting redo". My SA News. Retrieved 2010-05-06. 

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