Dell Flight Strip
|Dell Flight Strip|
USGS aerial image, 1995
|Owner||Montana DOT Aeronautics Division|
|Elevation AMSL||6,007 ft / 1,831 m|
Dell Flight Strip (FAA LID: 4U9) is a public-use airport located one nautical mile (1.85 km) northwest of the central business district of Dell, in Beaverhead County, Montana, United States. It is owned by the Montana Department of Transportation Aeronautics Division and provides general aviation service.
The airport was built by the United States Army Air Forces about 1942 as an emergency landing airfield for military aircraft on training flights. It was closed after World War II, and was turned over for local government use by the War Assets Administration (WAA).  
Facilities and aircraft
Dell Flight Strip covers an area of 147 acres (59 ha) at an elevation of 6,007 feet (1,831 m) above mean sea level. It has one runway designated 14/32 with an asphalt surface measuring 7,000 by 70 feet (2,134 x 21 m). For the 12-month period ending September 25, 2009, the airport had 950 general aviation aircraft operations, an average of 79 per month.
- FAA Airport Master Record for 4U9 ( PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. Effective 29 July 2010.
- This article incorporates public domain material from the Air Force Historical Research Agency website http://www.afhra.af.mil/.
- Shaw, Frederick J. (2004), Locating Air Force Base Sites History’s Legacy, Air Force History and Museums Program, United States Air Force, Washington DC, 2004.