Winslow–Lindbergh Regional Airport

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Winslow–Lindbergh Regional Airport
Winslow Municipal Airport
Winslow-Lindbergh Regional Airport - Arizona.jpg
USGS aerial photo, 1997
IATA: INWICAO: KINWFAA LID: INW
WMO: 72374
Summary
Airport type Public
Owner City of Winslow
Serves Winslow, Arizona
Elevation AMSL 4,941 ft / 1,506 m
Coordinates 35°01′19″N 110°43′21″W / 35.02194°N 110.72250°W / 35.02194; -110.72250
Map
KINW is located in Arizona
KINW
KINW
Location in AZ
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
4/22 7,499 2,286 Asphalt
11/29 7,100 2,164 Asphalt
Statistics (2009)
Aircraft operations 19,250
Based aircraft 11

Winslow–Lindbergh Regional Airport (IATA: INWICAO: KINWFAA LID: INW) is a mile west of Winslow, in Navajo County, Arizona.[1] The U.S. Forest Service has a firefighting Air Tanker base here. The airport was served by Frontier Airlines but now sees no airline.

History[edit]

The airport was founded in 1929 by Transcontinental Air Transport (TAT). Aviator Charles Lindbergh, who served as head of TAT's Technical Committee, choose Winslow as one of twelve critical refueling stops on the nation's first transcontinental passenger line. For many years it was the only all weather airport between Albuquerque, New Mexico,and Los Angeles, CA. During World War II the airfield was used by the United States Army Air Forces Air Transport Command as a refueling and repair stop for military aircraft.[2] TWA's last scheduled flight to Winslow was in 1953 and Frontier left in 1974–75.

Facilities[edit]

The airport covers 900 acres (360 ha) at an elevation of 4,941 feet (1,506 m). It has two asphalt runways: 4/22 is 7,499 by 150 feet (2,286 x 46 m) and 11/29 is 7,100 by 150 feet (2,164 x 46 m).[1]

In the year ending April 18, 2009 the airport had 19,250 aircraft operations, an average of 52 per day: 99% general aviation and 1% military. 11 aircraft were then based at this airport: 64% single-engine, 27% multi-engine and 9% helicopter.[1]

Winslow Airport is served by Wiseman Aviation as a FBO and is regularly visited by Cooper Aerial an aerial photography firm.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d FAA Airport Master Record for INW (Form 5010 PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. Effective 29 July 2010.
  2. ^  This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the Air Force Historical Research Agency.

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