Dallas Executive Airport

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Dallas Executive Airport
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Summary
Airport typeCity of Dallas
OperatorDallas, Texas
Location5303 Challenger Drive #17
Dallas, Texas, USA 75232
Elevation AMSL660 ft / 201 m
Coordinates32°40′51″N 96°52′06″W / 32.68083°N 96.86833°W / 32.68083; -96.86833Coordinates: 32°40′51″N 96°52′06″W / 32.68083°N 96.86833°W / 32.68083; -96.86833
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RBD is located in Texas
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Location of airport in Texas / United States
RBD is located in the US
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Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
13/31 6,451 1,966 Asphalt/Concrete
17/35 3,800 1,158 Asphalt/Concrete

Dallas Executive Airport (IATA: RBD, ICAO: KRBD, FAA LID: RBD), formerly Redbird Airport, is a public airport six miles (10 km) southwest of Downtown Dallas, in Dallas County, Texas. The airport is used for general aviation and is a reliever airport for Dallas Love Field. In 2013, the Commemorative Air Force announced that they would build a "National Airbase" at Executive which would include their headquarters and main museum, both of which would be moved from Midland.[1] As of 2016 The Commemorative Air Force has established their headquarters at the airport and currently occupies a hangar on the southeast side of the airfield. In addition, the Dallas Police Department operates their helicopter(s) from Dallas Executive Airport.

During 2017 extensive work was done to improve the existing runways and more work is currently being done in 2018 to extend runway 13/31 to improve access to higher-performing aircraft.

Facilities[edit]

Dallas Executive Airport covers 1,070 acres (433 ha) and has two runways:

  • 13/31: 6,451 x 150 ft (1,966 x 46 m) Asphalt/Concrete
  • 17/35: 3,800 x 150 ft (1,158 x 46 m) Asphalt/Concrete

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Commemorative Air Force to land at Dallas Executive Airport | News | Dallas News". Dallas News. 2014-04-28. Retrieved 2017-07-03.

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