Fletcher Field

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Fletcher Field
Fletcher Field Airport - Mississippi.jpg
Airport type Public
Owner Coahoma County Airport Board
Serves Clarksdale, Mississippi
Location Coahoma County
Elevation AMSL 173 ft / 53 m
Coordinates 34°17′59″N 090°30′44″W / 34.29972°N 90.51222°W / 34.29972; -90.51222Coordinates: 34°17′59″N 090°30′44″W / 34.29972°N 90.51222°W / 34.29972; -90.51222
CKM is located in Mississippi
Location of airport in Mississippi
Direction Length Surface
ft m
18/36 5,404 1,647 Asphalt
Statistics (2011)
Aircraft operations 36,203
Based aircraft 18

Fletcher Field[1][2][3] (IATA: CKM[4]ICAO: KCKMFAA LID: CKM) is a public use airport in Coahoma County, Mississippi, United States.[1] It is owned by the Coahoma County Airport Board and located seven nautical miles (13 km) northeast of the central business district of Clarksdale, Mississippi.[1] This airport is included in the National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2011–2015, which categorized it as a general aviation facility.[5] There is no scheduled commercial airline service.

Facilities and aircraft[edit]

Fletcher Field covers an area of 252 acres (102 ha) at an elevation of 173 feet (53 m) above mean sea level. It has one runway designated 18/36 with an asphalt surface measuring 5,404 by 100 feet (1,647 x 30 m).[1]

For the 12-month period ending November 8, 2011, the airport had 36,203 aircraft operations, an average of 99 per day: 99.8% general aviation and 0.2% military. At that time there were 18 aircraft based at this airport: 78% single-engine, 11% multi-engine, and 11% jet.[1]


Fletcher Field, was opened on July 5, 1942 and used by the United States Army Air Forces as a contract basic flying training airfield. It was operated by the 2154th Air Base Unit, Contract Elementary Flying School (AAFFTC), Clarksdale School of Aviation. Students were trained on Fairchild PT-23 and Boeing-Stearman PT-17 trainers. Known sub-bases and auxiliaries assigned to the field were:

It operated until October 14, 1944 when the last class graduated. The equipment and aircraft at the base were declared excess and sold in November. The airfield was then turned over to civil authorities as an airport. [6] [7] [8]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e f FAA Airport Master Record for CKM – Fletcher Field (Form 5010 PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. Effective November 15, 2012.
  2. ^ "Transportation: Fletcher Field". Clarksdale/Coahoma County Chamber of Commerce. Retrieved August 13, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Clarksdale Coahoma County Airport Day at Fletcher Field". Delta Bohemian. November 1, 2011. 
  4. ^ "IATA Airport Code Search (CKM: Fletcher Field)". International Air Transport Association. Retrieved August 13, 2013. 
  5. ^ "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 2012-09-27.  External link in |work= (help)
  6. ^  This article incorporates public domain material from the Air Force Historical Research Agency website http://www.afhra.af.mil/.
  7. ^ 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.
  8. ^ Manning, Thomas A. (2005), History of Air Education and Training Command, 1942–2002. Office of History and Research, Headquarters, AETC, Randolph AFB, Texas ASIN: B000NYX3PC.

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