Clarence E. Page Municipal Airport

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Clarence E. Page Municipal Airport
Cimarron Army Airfield
Clarence E. Page Municipal Airport - Oklaholma.jpg
2006 USGS Orthophoto
Summary
Airport type Public
Owner City of Oklahoma City
Serves Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Location Oklahoma City, Canadian County, Oklahoma, USA
Elevation AMSL 1,354 ft / 413 m
Coordinates 35°29′17″N 097°49′25″W / 35.48806°N 97.82361°W / 35.48806; -97.82361
Map
KRCE is located in Oklahoma
KRCE
KRCE
Location of Clarence E. Page Municipal Airport
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
17R/35L 6,014 1,833 Concrete
17L/35R 3,502 1,067 Concrete
Statistics (2008)
Aircraft operations 25,000
Based aircraft 52
Photo of graduates of the Army Air Forces contract flight school at Cimarron Field, Oklahoma, 1944
Cimarron Field 1944 USAAF Classbook

Clarence E. Page Municipal Airport (ICAO: KRCEFAA LID: RCE, formerly F29) is a city-owned public-use airport located in Canadian County, Oklahoma, United States. It is 15 nautical miles (28 km) west of the central business district of Oklahoma City, but still within its city limits.[1] This airport is included in the FAA's National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems (2009–2013), which categorizes it as a general aviation airport.[2]

Although most U.S. airports use the same three-letter location identifier for the FAA and IATA, this airport is assigned RCE by the FAA but has no designation from the IATA[3] (which assigned RCE to Roche Harbor Seaplane Base in Washington.[4][5]).

Facilities and aircraft[edit]

Clarence E. Page Municipal Airport covers an area of 1,000 acres (400 ha) at an elevation of 1,354 feet (413 m) above mean sea level. It has two runways with concrete surfaces: 17R/35L is 6,014 by 100 feet (1,833 x 30 m) and 17L/35R is 3,502 by 75 feet (1,067 x 23 m).[1]

For the 12-month period ending July 2, 2008, the airport had 25,000 aircraft operations, an average of 68 per day, all of which were general aviation. At that time there were 52 aircraft based at this airport: 73% single-engine, 2% multi-engine, 6% helicopter and 19% ultralight.[1]

History[edit]

Opened in October, 1941, the airport conducted contract basic flying training for the United States Army Air Forces. Known as Cimarron Field, the wartime airport had five grass runways, with the runways being changed at various times, with three auxiliary airfields used for emergency and overflow landings/takeoffs. The contractor was Oklahoma Air College, Inc. 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.

Inactivated on 27 June 1944 with the drawdown of AAFTC's pilot training program. The airfield was turned over to civil control at the end of the war though the War Assets Administration (WAA).

This airport hosted the 18th World Aerobatic Championship from 18 to 30 August 1996.

See also[edit]

Other airports owned by Oklahoma City include:

References[edit]

 This article incorporates public domain material from the Air Force Historical Research Agency website http://www.afhra.af.mil/.

  • 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.
  • 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
  1. ^ a b c d FAA Airport Master Record for RCE (Form 5010 PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. Effective 27 August 2009.
  2. ^ FAA National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems: 2009-2013. Federal Aviation Administration. Published 1 October 2008.
  3. ^ Oklahoma City, Oklahoma - Clarence E. Page Municipal Airport (ICAO: KRCE, FAA: RCE). Great Circle Mapper. Accessed 14 October 2009.
  4. ^ Roche Harbor, Washington (IATA: RCE, FAA: WA09). Great Circle Mapper. Accessed 14 October 2009.
  5. ^ Roche Harbor Airport, WA (IATA: RCE). Aviation Safety Network. Accessed 14 October 2009.

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