Stinson Municipal Airport

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For the Aberdeen, Mississippi airport see:Stinson Field Municipal Airport

Stinson Municipal Airport
Stinson Field
Stinson Municipal Airport - Texas.jpg
Airport type Public
Owner City of San Antonio
Serves San Antonio, Texas, USA
Elevation AMSL 577 ft / 176 m
Coordinates 29°20′13″N 098°28′16″W / 29.33694°N 98.47111°W / 29.33694; -98.47111Coordinates: 29°20′13″N 098°28′16″W / 29.33694°N 98.47111°W / 29.33694; -98.47111
Website SSF
SSF is located in Texas
Location of airport in Texas / United States
SSF is located in the US
SSF (the US)
Direction Length Surface
ft m
9/27 5,000 1,524 Asphalt
14/32 4,128 1,258 Asphalt
4/22 3,528 1,075 Asphalt
6/35 3,648 1,112 Grass
Statistics (2011)
Aircraft operations 157,044
Based aircraft 42

Stinson Municipal Airport (IATA: SSF, ICAO: KSSF, FAA LID: SSF) is seven miles south of downtown San Antonio in Bexar County, Texas.[1] The National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2011–2015 categorized it as a reliever airport.[2]


Established in 1915 when the Stinson family initially leased the land from the City of San Antonio, Stinson Municipal Airport is the second oldest general aviation airport in continuous operation in the United States [3] (after College Park Airport).

The Works Progress Administration built the terminal building between 1935 and 1936. The building was remodeled and expanded in 2006-2008 but still retains much of its original integrity.

During World War II the airfield was used by the United States Army Air Forces as a training base. At the end of the war the airfield was returned over to the City of San Antonio for civil use.

As the reliever for San Antonio International, the airport has an FBO, two flight schools, police and state aviation units, a part 135 operator, two aerial photography outfits, helicopter tour company and helicopter flight school, and numerous general aviation aircraft. It is also home to the Texas Air Museum. The historic terminal was renovated in 2006-2008 and runway 9-27 re-opened on March 11, 2010 after being re-surfaced and extended to 5002 feet, allowing more private and business jet traffic.[4]

In August 2010 The Texas Wing of the Civil Air Patrol announced it will be moving its statewide headquarters to Stinson Municipal Airport. It was only in Stinson for several years before moving to their current location.


The airport covers 360 acres (146 ha) at an elevation of 577 feet (176 m). It has two asphalt runways: 9/27 is 5,000 by 100 feet (1,524 x 30 m) and 14/32 is 4,128 by 100 feet (1,258 x 30 m).[1]

In the year ending March 26, 2011 the airport had 157,044 aircraft operations, average 430 per day: 95% general aviation and 5% military. 42 aircraft were then based at the airport: 76% single-engine, 12% multi-engine, and 12% helicopter.[1]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d FAA Airport Master Record for SSF (Form 5010 PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. Effective May 31, 2012.
  2. ^ "2011–2015 NPIAS Report, Appendix A" (PDF). National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems. Federal Aviation Administration. October 4, 2010. Archived from the original (PDF, 2.03 MB) on September 27, 2012.  External link in |work= (help)
  3. ^ Airport website. Accessed September 26, 2007.
  4. ^ "Stinson airport runway getting redo". My SA News. Retrieved 2010-05-06. [permanent dead link]

Further reading[edit]

  • Thole, Lou (1999), Forgotten Fields of America : World War II Bases and Training, Then and Now - Vol. 2. Publisher: Pictorial Histories Pub, ISBN 1-57510-051-7

External links[edit]

* Official website