Immokalee Regional Airport

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Immokalee Regional Airport
(former Immokalee Army Airfield)
Immokalee Airport - Florida.jpg
2006 USGS aerial photo
Summary
Airport type Public
Owner Collier County Airport Authority
Serves Immokalee, Florida
Elevation AMSL 37 ft / 11 m
Coordinates 26°26′02″N 081°24′05″W / 26.43389°N 81.40139°W / 26.43389; -81.40139Coordinates: 26°26′02″N 081°24′05″W / 26.43389°N 81.40139°W / 26.43389; -81.40139
Website www.CollierGov.net/...
Map
IMM is located in Florida
IMM
IMM
Location of airport in Florida
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
9/27 5,000 1,524 Asphalt
18/36 5,000 1,524 Asphalt
Statistics (2011)
Aircraft operations 36,500
Based aircraft 60

Immokalee Regional Airport[1][2][3] (IATA: IMM[4]ICAO: KIMMFAA LID: IMM) is a public use airport located one nautical mile (2 km) northeast of the central business district of Immokalee, in Collier County, Florida, United States.[1] The airport is owned by the Collier County Airport Authority.[1] Formerly known as Immokalee Airport,[5] it is included in the National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2011–2015, which categorized it as a general aviation facility.[6]

History[edit]

Established as Immokalee Army Airfield, activated on July 5, 1942. Assigned to United States Army Air Forces East Coast Training Center (later Eastern Training Command). Was an auxiliary to Hendricks Army Airfield and was an AAF Specialized Pilot Training School (4-Engine) for B-17 and B-24 heavy bombers. Also provided flexible gunnery training for Buckingham Army Airfield near Fort Myers.

Transferred to Third Air Force in July 1944 with the drawdown of AAFTC's pilot training program and was a group training facility for replacement personnel. Became an auxiliary of the Sarasota Army Airfield replacement fighter pilot training school.

Declared surplus and turned over to the Army Corps of Engineers on September 30, 1945. Eventually discharged to the War Assets Administration (WAA) and became a civil airport. [7] [8] [9]

Facilities and aircraft[edit]

Immokalee Regional Airport covers an area of 1,330 acres (538 ha) at an elevation of 37 feet (11 m) above mean sea level. It has two asphalt paved runways, designated 9/27 and 18/36. 9/27 is 5,000 x 100 feet (1,524 x 30 m) and 18/36 is 5,000 x 150 feet (1,524 x 46 m).[1]

For the 12-month period ending October 22, 2013, the airport had 36,500 general aviation aircraft operations, an average of 100 per day. At that time there were 60 aircraft based at this airport: 45 single-engine, 9 multi-engine, 4 jet, and 2 helicopter.[1]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f FAA Airport Master Record for IMM (Form 5010 PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. Effective November 15, 2012.
  2. ^ "Immokalee Regional Airport" (PDF). Florida Department of Transportation CFASPP. Retrieved August 3, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Immokalee Regional Airport". Collier County. Retrieved August 3, 2013. 
  4. ^ "IATA Airport Code Search (IMM: Immokalee)". International Air Transport Association. Retrieved August 3, 2013. 
  5. ^ "KIMM – Immokalee Airport". FAA data republished by AirNav. March 12, 2009. Archived from the original on April 13, 2009. 
  6. ^ "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 September 27, 2012. 
  7. ^  This article incorporates public domain material from the Air Force Historical Research Agency website http://www.afhra.af.mil/.
  8. ^ 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.
  9. ^ 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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