Tucumcari Municipal Airport

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Tucumcari Municipal Airport
Tucumcari Municipal Airport-NM-15Apr1991-USGS.jpg
1991 USGS Photo
IATA: TCCICAO: KTCCFAA LID: TCC
Summary
Airport type Public
Owner City of Tucumcari
Location Quay County, near Tucumcari, New Mexico
Elevation AMSL 4,065 ft / 1,239 m
Coordinates 35°10′58″N 103°36′11″W / 35.18278°N 103.60306°W / 35.18278; -103.60306Coordinates: 35°10′58″N 103°36′11″W / 35.18278°N 103.60306°W / 35.18278; -103.60306
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
03/21 7,102 2,165 Asphalt
08/26 4,599 1,302 Asphalt

Tucumcari Municipal Airport (IATA: TCCICAO: KTCCFAA LID: TCC) is about six miles east of Tucumcari, New Mexico.

History[edit]

Opened in August, 1941; known as Fort Sumner AAF Aux No. 7 - Tucumcari. Provided contract glider training to the United States Army Air Forces, 1942-1944. Training provided by Cutter-Carr Flying Service. Had two 5,000' hard-surface runways, NE/SW and E/W, still in use now. Used primarily C-47 Skytrains and Waco CG-4 unpowered Gliders. The school trained glider pilot students in operation of gliders in towed and soaring flight, both day and night, and in servicing of gliders in the field.

Inactivated during 1944 with the drawdown of AAFTC's pilot training program. Declared surplus and turned over to the Army Corps of Engineers on 30 September 1945. Eventually discharged to the War Assets Administration (WAA) and became a civil airport.

Pioneer Airlines served the airport from 1948 through about 1953 as one of several stops made on their route between Albuquerque and Dallas. Douglas DC-3 aircraft were used initially and were upgraded to 36-seat Martin 202's shortly before the service ended.

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References[edit]

 This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the Air Force Historical Research Agency.

  • 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.
  • Manning, Thomas A. (2005), History of Air Education and Training Command, 1942–2002. Office of History and Research, Headquarters, AETC, Randolph AFB, Texas ASIN: B000NYX3PC

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