Drake Field

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Drake Field

Fayetteville Executive Airport
Drake Field terminal.jpg
Airport typePublic
OwnerCity of Fayetteville
OperatorCity of Fayetteville
ServesFayetteville, Arkansas
LocationGreenland, Arkansas
Elevation AMSL1,251 ft / 381 m
Coordinates36°00′18″N 094°10′12″W / 36.00500°N 94.17000°W / 36.00500; -94.17000Coordinates: 36°00′18″N 094°10′12″W / 36.00500°N 94.17000°W / 36.00500; -94.17000
FYV is located in Arkansas
FYV is located in the United States
Direction Length Surface
ft m
16/34 6,006 1,831 Asphalt
Statistics (2009)
Aircraft operations35,267
Based aircraft85

Drake Field (IATA: FYV, ICAO: KFYV, FAA LID: FYV) is a public airport three miles south of Fayetteville, in Washington County, Arkansas.[1] It is also known as Fayetteville Executive Airport[2] and was formerly Fayetteville Municipal Airport.


Aerial view

Drake Field was the commercial airport for Northwest Arkansas until the opening of the Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport (XNA) in Highfill, Arkansas. It was served by Central Airlines Douglas DC-3s and Convair 600s from 1955 until Central was acquired by the original Frontier Airlines in 1967. Frontier started scheduled jet service at Drake Field in 1977, weekly Boeing 737-200s to Dallas/Ft. Worth via Fort Smith.[3] Frontier Convair 580s flew nonstop to Dallas/Ft. Worth and direct to Kansas City, Little Rock, Memphis, St. Louis and Tulsa; Frontier pulled out in 1982.


The airport covers 631 acres (255 ha) at an elevation of 1,251 feet (381 m). Its one runway, 16/34, is 6,006 by 100 feet (1,831 x 30 m).[1]

The Arkansas Air & Military Museum is at the airport, with part of its collection housed in a heritage-listed hangar built in the 1940s and several aircraft on display outdoors.[4]

In the year ending April 30, 2009 the airport had 35,267 aircraft operations, average 96 per day: 97% general aviation, 2% air charter, 1% military, and <1% airline. 85 aircraft were then based at the airport: 69 single-engine, 7 multi-engine, 8 jets and one helicopter.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d FAA Airport Master Record for FYV (Form 5010 PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. Effective 29 July 2010.
  2. ^ Fayetteville Executive Airport Archived August 20, 2008, at the Wayback Machine, official site
  3. ^ http://www.departedflights.com, March 2, 1977 Frontier timetable
  4. ^ Lockcuff, Mel (March 23, 2015). "Aviation History at Arkansas Air and Military Museum". Only In Arkansas. Retrieved September 13, 2017.

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