Rome State Airport
|Rome State Airport|
|Owner||Oregon Department of Aviation|
|Elevation AMSL||4,053 ft / 1,235 m|
Rome State Airport (IATA: REO, ICAO: KREO, FAA LID: REO) is a public use airport located 20 nautical miles (23 mi, 37 km) southwest of the central business district of Rome, in Malheur County, Oregon, United States. It is owned by the Oregon Department of Aviation.
The airport was built by the United States Army Air Forces about 1942, and was known as Rome Flight Strip. It was an emergency landing airfield for military aircraft on training flights. It was closed after World War II, and was turned over for local government use by the War Assets Administration (WAA).  
Facilities and aircraft
Rome State Airport covers an area of 147 acres (59 ha) at an elevation of 4,053 feet (1,235 m) above mean sea level. It has one runway designated 3/21 with a gravel surface measuring 6,000 by 150 feet (1,829 x 46 m). For the 12-month period ending May 13, 2009, the airport had 100 general aviation aircraft operations, an average of 8 per month.
- FAA Airport Master Record for REO ( PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. Effective May 31, 2012.
- This article incorporates public domain material from the Air Force Historical Research Agency website http://www.afhra.af.mil/.
- 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.
- Aerial image as of June 1994 from USGS The National Map
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