Hicks Airfield

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Hicks Airfield
Summary
Airport type Public
Owner Hicks Airfield Pilots Assn.
Serves Fort Worth, Texas
Location Tarrant County
Elevation AMSL 855 ft / 261 m
Coordinates 32°54′44″N 097°24′04″W / 32.91222°N 97.40111°W / 32.91222; -97.40111
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
14/32 3,740 1,140 Asphalt
Statistics (2009)
Aircraft operations 31,000
Based aircraft 327

Hicks Airfield (FAA LID: T67) is a public use airport located 14 nautical miles (16 mi, 26 km) northwest of the central business district of Fort Worth, in Tarrant County, Texas, United States.[1] The airport is used solely for general aviation purposes.

History[edit]

The 1955 USGS map of the original Hicks Field, southeast of the present-day airfield

The present Hicks Airfield opened in 1985. It is located near the former site of the unrelated Hicks Field, a military training field used in World War I and World War II. The original Hicks Field was converted to civil ownership by April 1945 but it fell into disuse by 1976; it was redeveloped into an industrial park by the early 1990s, although a few World War II-era hangars still stood.[2]

Facilities and aircraft[edit]

Hicks Airfield covers an area of 77 acres (31 ha) at an elevation of 855 feet (261 m) above mean sea level. It has one runway designated 14/32 with an asphalt surface measuring 3,740 by 60 feet (1,140 x 18 m).[1]

For the 12-month period ending March 7, 2009, the airport had 31,000 general aviation aircraft operations, an average of 84 per day. At that time there were 327 aircraft based at this airport: 92% single-engine, 6% multi-engine, 1% helicopter and 1% ultralight.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d FAA Airport Master Record for T67 (Form 5010 PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. Effective April 8, 2010.
  2. ^ Cravens, Chris; Leatherwood, Art. "Hicks Field". Handbook of Texas Online. Texas State Historical Association. Retrieved 3 October 2014. 

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