Skylark Field

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Skylark Field
Airport type Public
Owner City of Killeen
Serves Killeen, Texas
Elevation AMSL 848 ft / 258 m
Coordinates 31°05′09″N 097°41′11″W / 31.08583°N 97.68639°W / 31.08583; -97.68639Coordinates: 31°05′09″N 097°41′11″W / 31.08583°N 97.68639°W / 31.08583; -97.68639
ILE is located in Texas
Location of airport in Texas
Direction Length Surface
ft m
1/19 5,495 1,675 Asphalt
Statistics (2010)
Aircraft operations 29,700
Based aircraft 55

Skylark Field (IATA: ILEICAO: KILEFAA LID: ILE) is a city owned, public use airport located three nautical miles (6 km) east of the central business district of Killeen, a city in Bell County, Texas, United States.[1] It is included in the National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2011–2015, which categorized it as a general aviation facility.[2] It was formerly known as Killeen Municipal Airport.[3]

The airport does not currently offer scheduled passenger service on commercial airlines. Atlantic Southeast Airlines, operating as Delta Connection, served this airport until August 2003, when it replaced its turboprop airplanes with regional jets which required a longer runway.[4] In August 2004, the City of Killeen relocated the remaining airlines from Killeen Municipal Airport to new facilities at the Killeen-Fort Hood Regional Airport, which has a longer runway to accommodate larger jets and an expanded terminal to handle more passengers.[5]

Facilities and aircraft[edit]

Skylark Field covers an area of 180 acres (73 ha) at an elevation of 848 feet (258 m) above mean sea level. It has one runway designated 1/19 with an asphalt surface measuring 5,495 by 100 feet (1,675 x 30 m).[1]

For the 12-month period ending August 20, 2010, the airport had 29,700 aircraft operations, an average of 81 per day: 87% general aviation and 13% military. At that time there were 55 aircraft based at this airport: 91% single-engine, 4% multi-engine, and 5% helicopter.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d FAA Airport Master Record for ILE (Form 5010 PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. Effective May 31, 2012.
  2. ^ "2011–2015 NPIAS Report, Appendix A" (PDF, 2.03 MB). National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems. Federal Aviation Administration. October 4, 2010.  External link in |work= (help)
  3. ^ "KILE   Killeen Municipal Airport   Killeen, Texas". FAA Information Effective 10 June 2004. AirNav. Archived from the original on June 28, 2004. 
  4. ^ "Delta's Coming Back To Killeen". Killeen Daily Herald. May 9, 2006. Archived from the original on July 21, 2006. Retrieved July 9, 2006. 
  5. ^ "2004 Texas Airport of the Year". Press Release. City of Killeen. March 9, 2006. Archived from the original on October 17, 2006. Retrieved July 9, 2006. 

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