C. David Campbell Field

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C. David Campbell Field

Corsicana Municipal Airport
C. David Campbell Field - Texas.jpg
USGS image 2006
Summary
Airport typePublic
OwnerCity of Corsicana
ServesCorsicana, Texas
Elevation AMSL449 ft / 137 m
Coordinates32°01′41″N 096°24′02″W / 32.02806°N 96.40056°W / 32.02806; -96.40056Coordinates: 32°01′41″N 096°24′02″W / 32.02806°N 96.40056°W / 32.02806; -96.40056
Map
KCRS is located in Texas
KCRS
KCRS
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
14/32 5,004 1,525 Asphalt
2/20 3,200 975 Turf
Statistics (2010)
Aircraft operations7,800
Based aircraft49
Sources: FAA,[1] City of Corsica[2]
Corsicana Field 1942 Classbookl

C. David Campbell Field (Corsicana Municipal Airport) (IATA: CRS, ICAO: KCRS, FAA LID: CRS) is six miles southeast of downtown Corsicana, in Navarro County, Texas[1] It provides general aviation service.

History[edit]

Opened on 1 April 1941 with 2,000' all-way turf runway. Known as Corsicana Field. Assigned to United States Army Air Forces Gulf Coast Training Center (later Central Flying Training Command) as a primary (level 1) pilot training airfield. had six local axillary airfields for emergency and overflow landings.

Began training United States Army Air Corps flying cadets under contract to Air Activities of Texas under 301st Flying Training Detachment. Flying training was performed with Fairchild PT-19s as the primary trainer. Also had several PT-17 Stearmans and a few old A-3 Curtiss Falcons assigned.

Inactivated on 16 October 1944 with the drawdown of AAFTC's pilot training program. Declared surplus and turned over to the Army Corps of Engineers on 30 September 1945. Eventually discharged to the War Assets Administration (WAA) and became a civil airport. [3] [4] [5]

Facilities[edit]

The airport covers 166 acres (67 ha) at an elevation of 449 feet (137 m). It has two runways: 14/32 is 5,004 by 75 feet (1,525 x 23 m) asphalt; 2/20 is 3,200 by 75 feet (975 x 23 m) turf.[1]

In the year ending May 5, 2010 the airport had 7,800 general aviation aircraft operations, average 21 per day. 49 aircraft were then based at the airport: 86% single-engine, 6% multi-engine, 6% helicopter and 2% ultralight.[1]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d FAA Airport Master Record for CRS (Form 5010 PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. Effective 29 July 2010.
  2. ^ Corsicana Municipal Airport. City of Corsica. Accessed 17 August 2010.
  3. ^  This article incorporates public domain material from the Air Force Historical Research Agency website http://www.afhra.af.mil/.
  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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