Coffeyville Municipal Airport

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Coordinates: 37°05′39″N 095°34′19″W / 37.09417°N 95.57194°W / 37.09417; -95.57194

Coffeyville Municipal Airport
Coffeyville AAF
Coffeyville Municipal Airport KS 2006 USGS.jpg
2008 USGS airphoto
Summary
Airport type Public
Owner City of Coffeyville
Serves Coffeyville, Kansas
Location Cherokee Township, Montgomery County, near Coffeyville, Kansas
Elevation AMSL 754 ft / 230 m
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
17/35 5,872 1,790 Asphalt
4/22 4,000 1,219 Asphalt
Statistics (2005)
Aircraft operations 5,550
Based aircraft 40
Coffeyville MAP is located in Kansas
Coffeyville MAP
Coffeyville MAP
Location

Coffeyville Municipal Airport (IATA: CFVICAO: KCFVFAA LID: CFV) is a city-owned airport four miles northeast of Coffeyville, in Montgomery County, Kansas.[1]

Facilities[edit]

The airport covers 1,227 acres (497 ha) and has two asphalt runways: 17/35 is 5,872 x 100 ft (1,790 x 30 m) and 4/22 is 4,000 x 75 ft (1,219 x 23 m).[1]

In the year ending September 19, 2005 the airport had 5,550 aircraft operations, average 15 per day: 99% general aviation and 1% military. 40 aircraft were then based at the airport: 85% single-engine, 10% multi-engine and 5% ultralight.[1]

History[edit]

For the World War II use of the airport, see Coffeyville Army Airfield

During World War II the facility was Coffeyville Army Airfield and was a United States Army Air Forces AAF Flying Training Command training field 1942–1945.

Aircraft operated were Vultee BT-13A Valiants, BT-14s and BT-15s. The airfield performed Basic Pilot School instruction, the second phase of the three phase training program for pilots.

The facility was closed and turned over to civil authorities in 1947; Continental DC-3s stopped there in the 1950s.

During the 1950s, Continental Can Company leased the hangars at the airport and was a subcontractor for a major defense builder, Boeing Corporation. CCC built bomb doors for B-52 Stratofortresses. This operation ceased in 1958 with the completion of the B-52 defense contract. Up to this time period, Coffeyville was a very industrious small city in southeastern Kansas. This plant closing along with the closing of other industries was a severe blow to Coffeyville's financial health in the late 50's and early 60's.

But during its heyday, Coffeyville had a dairy, Page Milk Company: an oilfield drilling rig company, Parkersburg; two railroad yards and maintenance operations, ATSF & Katy; a biick company and terra cota roofing tile company, Ludawece Celadon; a cast iron casting company, and a large oil refinery, Co-Op; and on the northwest outskirts was also a large smelter. With the exception of the oil refinery, which only has a small operation today, all other industries are gone.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d FAA Airport Master Record for CFV (Form 5010 PDF), effective 2007-12-20

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