Troy Municipal Airport

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Troy Municipal Airport
Troy Municipal Airport.jpg
NAIP aerial image, 2006
IATA: TOIICAO: KTOIFAA LID: TOI
Summary
Airport type Public
Owner City of Troy
Serves Troy, Alabama
Elevation AMSL 398 ft / 121 m
Coordinates 31°51′38″N 086°00′44″W / 31.86056°N 86.01222°W / 31.86056; -86.01222
Map
TOI is located in Alabama
TOI
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Location of airport in Alabama
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
7/25 5,009 1,527 Asphalt
14/32 5,022 1,531 Asphalt
Statistics (2010)
Aircraft operations 69,088
Based aircraft 39
Source: Federal Aviation Administration[1]

Troy Municipal Airport (IATA: TOIICAO: KTOIFAA LID: TOI) is a city-owned public-use airport located four nautical miles (4.6 mi, 7.4 km) northwest of the central business district of Troy, a city in Pike County, Alabama, United States.[1] It is included in the FAA's National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2011–2015, which categorized it as a general aviation facility.[2]

History[edit]

Activated on 11 January 1942 as a satellite airfield for the United States Army Air Forces Maxwell Field near Montgomery. Known as Maxwell AAF Aux No. 4 - Troy (aka Troy No. 5)

Also conducted basic flying training throughout the war. Flying training was performed with Fairchild PT-19s as the primary trainer. Also had several PT-17 Stearmans and a few P-40 Warhawks assigned. Transferred as inactive to the US Army Corps of Engineers on 1 April 1946 with the drawdown of AAFTC's pilot training program.

The airfield was turned over to civil control though the War Assets Administration (WAA). [3] [4] [5]

Facilities and aircraft[edit]

Main entrance to Troy Municipal Airport

Troy Municipal Airport covers an area of 501 acres (203 ha) at an elevation of 398 feet (121 m) above mean sea level. It has two asphalt-paved runways: 14/32 measuring 5,022 by 100 feet (1,531 by 30 meters) and 7/25 measuring 5,009 by 100 feet (1,527 by 30 meters).[1] The tower and radar facilities are run by U.S. Army air traffic controllers. The airport is dominated by student pilots flying TH-67 helicopters from Fort Rucker between the times of 800–1030L and 2:00–4:00PML.

For the 12-month period ending August 3, 2010, the airport had 69,088 aircraft operations, an average of 189 per day: 59% general aviation and 41% military. At that time there were 39 aircraft based at this airport: 74% single-engine, 18% multi-engine and 8% jet.[1]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d FAA Airport Master Record for TOI (Form 5010 PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. Effective 30 June 2011.
  2. ^ National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2011–2015: Appendix A (PDF, 2.03 MB). Federal Aviation Administration. Updated 4 October 2010.
  3. ^  This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the Air Force Historical Research Agency.
  4. ^ Shaw, Frederick J. (2004), Locating Air Force Base Sites History’s Legacy, Air Force History and Museums Program, United States Air Force, Washington DC, 2004.
  5. ^ Manning, Thomas A. (2005), History of Air Education and Training Command, 1942–2002. Office of History and Research, Headquarters, AETC, Randolph AFB, Texas ASIN: B000NYX3PC

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