Okeechobee County Airport

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Okeechobee County Airport

Connors Army Auxiliary Field
Okeechobee County Airport - Florida.jpg
2006 USGS airphoto
Summary
Airport typePublic
OwnerOkeechobee County
LocationOkeechobee, Florida
Elevation AMSL34 ft / 10 m
Coordinates27°15′57.5″N 80°51′04″W / 27.265972°N 80.85111°W / 27.265972; -80.85111Coordinates: 27°15′57.5″N 80°51′04″W / 27.265972°N 80.85111°W / 27.265972; -80.85111
Websitewww.co.okeechobee.fl.us
Map
KOBE is located in Florida
KOBE
KOBE
Location of Okeechobee County Airport
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
5/23 5,000 1,524 Asphalt
14/32 4,000 1,219 Asphalt

Okeechobee County Airport (IATA: OBE, ICAO: KOBE, FAA LID: OBE) is a general aviation airport located 3 mi (4.82 km) northwest of Okeechobee, in Okeechobee County, Florida.

History

The airport was opened in April 1940 as Conners Field. It was leased by the United States Army Air Corps in 1941 as an auxiliary training field, and used by the Hendricks Army Airfield B-17 Flying Fortress training school near Sebring during World War II. The runways and other facilities were improved by the Army, and the airport was used for training touch-and-go landings landings and emergencies. No permanent military units or personnel were assigned. With the end of the war in 1945, the site was returned for civil use.

Since then, Okeechobee has been operated as a general aviation airport.

See also

References

 This article incorporates public domain material from the Air Force Historical Research Agency website http://www.afhra.af.mil/.

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