Winkler County Airport

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Winkler County Airport
(former Wink Air Force Aux. Field)
Winkler County Airport - Texas.jpg
IATA: INKICAO: KINKFAA LID: INK
Summary
Airport type Public
Owner Winkler County
Serves Wink, Texas
Elevation AMSL 2,822 ft / 860 m
Coordinates 31°46′47″N 103°12′06″W / 31.77972°N 103.20167°W / 31.77972; -103.20167Coordinates: 31°46′47″N 103°12′06″W / 31.77972°N 103.20167°W / 31.77972; -103.20167
Website www.co.winkler.tx.us/...
Map
INK is located in Texas
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Location of airport in Texas
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
4/22 3,514 1,071 Asphalt
13/31 5,003 1,525 Asphalt
Statistics (2009)
Aircraft operations 3,400
Based aircraft 3

Winkler County Airport (IATA: INKICAO: KINKFAA LID: INK) is a county owned, public use airport in Winkler County, Texas, United States. It is located three nautical miles (6 km) northwest of the central business district of Wink, Texas.[1] This airport is included in the National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2011–2015, which categorized it as a general aviation facility.[2]

History[edit]

The airport was opened in August 1941 as Wink Field and was used by the United States Army Air Forces as a training base. It was an auxiliary airfield to Hobbs Army Airfield, New Mexico as part of the AAF Advanced Flying School (Twin-Engine) at Hobbs. At the end of the war the airfield was determined to be excess by the military and turned over to the local government for civil use. [3] [4]

Facilities and aircraft[edit]

Winkler County Airport covers an area of 1,000 acres (405 ha) at an elevation of 2,822 feet (860 m) above mean sea level. It has two asphalt paved runways: 13/31 is 5,003 by 100 feet (1,525 x 30 m) and 4/22 is 3,514 by 100 feet (1,071 x 30 m).[1]

For the 12-month period ending August 13, 2009, the airport had 3,400 aircraft operations, an average of 283 per month: 97% general aviation and 3% military. At that time there were 3 aircraft based at this airport, all ultralight.[1]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d FAA Airport Master Record for INK (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. ^  This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the Air Force Historical Research Agency.
  4. ^ 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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