Okeechobee County Airport

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Okeechobee County Airport
Connors Army Auxiliary Field
Okeechobee County Airport - Florida.jpg
2006 USGS airphoto
Airport type Public
Owner Okeechobee County
Location Okeechobee, Florida
Elevation AMSL 34 ft / 10 m
Coordinates 27°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
Website www.co.okeechobee.fl.us
KOBE is located in Florida
Location of Okeechobee County Airport
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.


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

Operated as a general aviation airport ever since.

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

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