Cross City Airport
|Cross City Airport|
|Serves||Cross City, Florida|
|Elevation AMSL||42 ft / 13 m|
Cross City Airport (IATA: CTY, ICAO: KCTY, FAA LID: CTY) is a county-owned, public-use airport located one nautical mile (2 km) east of the central business district of Cross City, a city in Dixie County, Florida, United States. It is included in the National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2011–2015, which categorized it as a general aviation facility.
The airport was opened as a public airfield in April 1940. In August 1942, the facility was requisitioned by the United States Army Air Forces as a World War II military airfield, and was named Cross City Army Airfield. The airfield was assigned as a training base to the Army Air Forces School of Applied Tactics (AAFSAT), 50th Fighter Group, headquartered at Orlando Army Air Base, Florida.
After the war, the airfield was returned to civil control. However, in the 1950s, the United States Air Force re-established a radar facility on the airport under the operational control of the 891st Radar Squadron of the Air Defense Command (ADC), later renamed the Aerospace Defense Command. This facility remained at Cross City Air Force Station and was part of the ADC's 20th Air Division from 1959 to 1969 when the facility was closed and transferred back to civilian control. In 1972, the Florida Department of Corrections commenced converting the former Cross City Air Force Station to a prison for adult male offenders known as the Cross City Correctional Institution.
Facilities and aircraft
Cross City Airport covers an area of 591 acres (239 ha) at an elevation of 42 feet (13 m) above mean sea level. It has two asphalt paved runways: 4/22 is 5,005 by 75 feet (1,526 x 23 m) and 13/31 is 5,001 by 100 feet (1,524 x 30 m).
For the 12-month period ending February 8, 2010, the airport had 18,000 general aviation aircraft operations, an average of 49 per day. At that time there were 11 aircraft based at this airport: 82% single-engine, 9% jet, and 9% helicopter.
- FAA Airport Master Record for CTY ( PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. Effective May 31, 2012.
- "2011–2015 NPIAS Report, Appendix A" (PDF). National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems. Federal Aviation Administration. October 4, 2010. Archived from the original (PDF, 2.03 MB) on September 27, 2012. External link in
- USAFHRA Document 00463594
- Cross City Airport (PDF) from Continuing Florida Aviation System Planning Process (CFASPP)
- Aerial image as of February 1999 from USGS The National Map
- FAA Terminal Procedures for CTY, effective May 25, 2017
- Resources for this airport: