Cox Field

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Cox Field
Cox Army Airfield
Cox Field - Texas.jpg
USGS aerial image - 2006
Summary
Airport type Public
Owner City of Paris
Serves Paris, Texas
Elevation AMSL 547 ft / 167 m
Coordinates 33°38′12″N 095°27′03″W / 33.63667°N 95.45083°W / 33.63667; -95.45083Coordinates: 33°38′12″N 095°27′03″W / 33.63667°N 95.45083°W / 33.63667; -95.45083
Map
KPRX is located in Texas
KPRX
KPRX
Location of Cox Field
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
3/21 4,624 1,409 Concrete
14/32 4,624 1,409 Concrete
17/35 6,002 1,829 Asphalt
Helipads
Number Length Surface
ft m
H1 40 12 Concrete
Statistics (2007)
Aircraft operations 8,050
Based aircraft 50

Cox Field (IATA: PRXICAO: KPRXFAA LID: PRX) is an airport seven miles east of Paris, in Lamar County, Texas.[1] It is owned by the city of Paris but is operated and maintained by J.R. Aviation, the airport's fixed-base operator (FBO).

History[edit]

The airport opened in August 1943 as Cox Army Airfield and was used by Second Air Force, United States Army Air Forces. Later it was used by Air Technical Service Command as an aircraft maintenance and supply depot. At the end of the war the airfield not needed by the military and was turned over to the local government for civil use. [2]

Airline flights began around 1951 (Central DC-3s) and continued into the 1960s.

Facilities[edit]

Cox Field covers 1,537 acres (622 ha) at an elevation of 547 feet (167 m). It has three runways: 3/21 and 14/32 are each 4,624 by 150 feet (1,409 x 46 m) concrete and 17/35 is 6,002 by 150 feet (1,829 x 46 m) asphalt. It has one concrete helipad 40 by 40 feet (12 x 12 m).[1]

In the year ending April 30, 2007 the airport had 8,050 aircraft operations, average 22 per day: 93% general aviation, 4% air taxi, and 3% military. 50 aircraft were then based at the airport: 86% single-engine, 8% multi-engine, 4% jet and 2% helicopter.[1]

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References[edit]

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

  1. ^ a b c d FAA Airport Master Record for PRX (Form 5010 PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. Effective 11 February 2010.
  2. ^ * Thole, Lou (1999), Forgotten Fields of America : World War II Bases and Training, Then and Now - Vol. 2. Publisher: Pictorial Histories Pub, ISBN 1-57510-051-7

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