Stinson Municipal Airport
For the Aberdeen, Mississippi airport see:Stinson Field Municipal Airport
|Stinson Municipal Airport
|Owner||City of San Antonio|
|Serves||San Antonio, Texas, USA|
|Elevation AMSL||577 ft / 176 m|
Stinson Municipal Airport (IATA: SSF, ICAO: KSSF, FAA LID: SSF) is seven miles south of downtown San Antonio in Bexar County, Texas. The National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2011–2015 categorized it as a reliever airport.
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  (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.
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.
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.
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.
- FAA Airport Master Record for SSF ( PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. Effective May 31, 2012.
- "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
- http://www.sanantonio.gov/aviation/stinsonairport.asp Airport website. Accessed September 26, 2007.
- "Stinson airport runway getting redo". My SA News. Retrieved 2010-05-06.[permanent dead link]
- 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
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