Coulter Field

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Coulter Field
Summary
Airport typePublic
OwnerCity of Bryan
ServesBryan, Texas
Elevation AMSL367 ft / 112 m
Coordinates30°42′56″N 096°19′53″W / 30.71556°N 96.33139°W / 30.71556; -96.33139Coordinates: 30°42′56″N 096°19′53″W / 30.71556°N 96.33139°W / 30.71556; -96.33139
Map
CFD is located in Texas
CFD
CFD
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
15/33 4,000 1,219 Asphalt
17/35 1,330 405 Turf (Closed)
Statistics (2008)
Aircraft operations16,200
Based aircraft66

Coulter Field (IATA: CFD, ICAO: KCFD, FAA LID: CFD) is a public airport three miles northeast of Bryan, in Brazos County, Texas.[1] It is owned by the City of Bryan[1] which is part of the Bryan-College Station area. The airport is used for general aviation.

History[edit]

Coulter Field has a long history with sport parachuting. With parachute jumps having been conducted since the mid-1950s, skydiving at Coulter Field has continued through today. Ags Over Texas (AOT) was the home of the Texas A&M University skydiving team until its closure in 1999. In March 2002, Skydive Aggieland opened and is the current home of the Texas A&M University skydiving club. Texas Governor Rick Perry completed a successful static-line skydive at AOT while he was attending Texas A&M University in the 1970s and former President George H. W. Bush (41) completed a tandem skydive at Coulter Field in cooperation with Skydive Aggieland and the Golden Knights a day prior to completing his last jump at his Presidential Library on Texas A&M University main campus.

Facilities[edit]

Coulter Field covers 256 acres (104 ha) at an elevation of 367 feet (112 m). Its runway, 15/33, is 4,000 by 75 feet (1,219 x 23 m).[1][2] A former turf runway 17/35 is closed.

In the year ending July 16, 2008 the airport had 16,200 general aviation aircraft operations, average 44 per day. 66 aircraft were then based at the airport: 82% single-engine, 15% multi-engine and 3% helicopter.[1]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

  • "Coulter Field (CFD)" (PDF). at Texas DOT Airport Directory
  • FAA Terminal Procedures for CFD, effective March 26, 2020
  • Resources for this airport: