Rome State Airport

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Rome State Airport
Summary
Airport type Public
Owner Oregon Department of Aviation
Serves Rome, Oregon
Elevation AMSL 4,053 ft / 1,235 m
Coordinates 42°34′40″N 117°53′08″W / 42.57778°N 117.88556°W / 42.57778; -117.88556Coordinates: 42°34′40″N 117°53′08″W / 42.57778°N 117.88556°W / 42.57778; -117.88556
Map
REO is located in Oregon
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REO
REO is located in the US
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Location of airport in Oregon / United States
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
3/21 6,000 1,829 Gravel
Statistics (2009)
Aircraft operations 100

Rome State Airport (IATA: REOICAO: KREOFAA 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.[1]

History[edit]

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). [2] [3]

Facilities and aircraft[edit]

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.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c FAA Airport Master Record for REO (Form 5010 PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. Effective May 31, 2012.
  2. ^  This article incorporates public domain material from the Air Force Historical Research Agency website http://www.afhra.af.mil/.
  3. ^ 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.

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