Herington Regional Airport

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Herington Regional Airport

(former Herington Army Airfield)
Herington Regional Airport KS 2006 USGS.jpg
Airport typePublic
OwnerCity of Herington
ServesHerington, Kansas, U.S.
LocationMorris County
Elevation AMSL1,481 ft / 451 m
Coordinates38°41′41″N 096°48′29″W / 38.69472°N 96.80806°W / 38.69472; -96.80806Coordinates: 38°41′41″N 096°48′29″W / 38.69472°N 96.80806°W / 38.69472; -96.80806
HRU is located in Kansas
Location of airport in Kansas
Direction Length Surface
ft m
17/35 4,184 1,275 Concrete
Statistics (2009)
Aircraft operations12,600
Based aircraft11

Herington Regional Airport (ICAO: KHRU, FAA LID: HRU) is a public use airport in Morris County, Kansas, United States.[1] The airport is owned by the City of Herington and is located seven nautical miles (8 mi, 13 km) northeast of its central business district.[1] Although the airport is in Morris County, most of Herington is located in Dickinson County.[2] Previously known as Herington Municipal Airport, the airport is located on the site of the former Herington Army Airfield.[3] This airport is included in the National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2011–2015, which categorized it as a general aviation facility.[4]

This airport is assigned a three-letter location identifier of HRU by the Federal Aviation Administration, but it does not have an International Air Transport Association (IATA) airport code.[1][5][6]


During World War II, the facility was known as Herington Army Airfield and was used as a United States Army Air Forces Second Air Force as a staging area for overseas deployment of heavy bombers and their crews. These bombers included the models B-17, B-24, and B-29. The facilities at the field included runways, hangars, fuel storage tanks, barracks, administration buildings, and other related structures necessary for airfield operations. Construction started in 1942, and the field was completed over a 14-month period.

In 1945 Herington AAF was deactivated and then declared surplus in 1946. All the property was eventually disposed of and became the Herington Municipal Airport

Facilities and aircraft[edit]

Herington Regional Airport covers an area of 1,709 acres (692 ha) at an elevation of 1,481 feet (451 m) above mean sea level. It has one runway designated 17/35 with a concrete surface measuring 4,184 by 75 feet (1,275 x 23 m).[1]

For the 12-month period ending July 23, 2009, the airport had 12,600 aircraft operations, an average of 34 per day: 92% general aviation and 8% military. At that time there were 11 aircraft based at this airport: 82% single-engine and 18% ultralight.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e f FAA Airport Master Record for HRU (Form 5010 PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. Effective November 15, 2012.
  2. ^ "Map showing airport, city of Herington, and boundary between Dickinson and Morris counties". Mapquest.com.
  3. ^ "Herington Regional Airport". Herington Chamber of Commerce.
  4. ^ "2011–2015 NPIAS Report, Appendix A" (PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. October 4, 2010. Archived from the original (PDF, 2.03 MB) on September 27, 2012. National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems.
  5. ^ "Airline and Airport Code Search". International Air Transport Association (IATA). Retrieved November 14, 2016.
  6. ^ "Herington Regional Airport (IATA: none, ICAO: KHRU, FAA: HRU)". Great Circle Mapper. Retrieved November 14, 2016.

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