University of Oklahoma Westheimer Airport

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University of Oklahoma
Max Westheimer Airport
Max Westheimer terminal building in 2018.jpg
Terminal building in 2018
Summary
Airport type Public
Owner University of Oklahoma
Serves Norman, Oklahoma
Elevation AMSL 1,182 ft / 360 m
Coordinates 35°14′44″N 097°28′20″W / 35.24556°N 97.47222°W / 35.24556; -97.47222Coordinates: 35°14′44″N 097°28′20″W / 35.24556°N 97.47222°W / 35.24556; -97.47222
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OUN is located in Oklahoma
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Location of airport in Oklahoma / United States
OUN is located in the US
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Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
17/35 5,199 1,585 Asphalt
3/21 4,748 1,447 Asphalt
Statistics (2012)
Aircraft operations 49,309
Based aircraft 78

University of Oklahoma Westheimer Airport (IATA: OUN, ICAO: KOUN, FAA LID: OUN) (Max Westheimer Airport) is a public use airport in Norman, in Cleveland County, Oklahoma.[1] It is owned by the University of Oklahoma.[1] The National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2011–2015 categorized it as a reliever airport.[2]

The Cleveland County Composite Squadron of Civil Air Patrol meets on Tuesday evenings in a hangar provided by the City of Norman, east of the terminal.

History[edit]

Built as a civil airport on land donated by the Neustadt family in the name of their uncle Max Westheimer to the University of Oklahoma and land from the city of Norman, Oklahoma, it was taken over by the U.S. Navy in 1941 and expanded as a training field. It was transferred back to the university after the war.[3]

Facilities[edit]

The airport covers 727 acres (294 ha) at an elevation of 1,182 feet (360 m). It has two asphalt runways: 18/36 is 5,199 by 100 feet (1,585 x 30 m) and 3/21 is 4,748 by 100 feet (1,447 x 30 m).[1]

In the year ended September 30, 2015, the airport had 48,700 aircraft operations, an average of 133 per day: 47,419 (97.37%) general aviation, 756 (1.55%) military, 520 (1.1%) air taxi and 5 (0.01%) air carrier operations. 105 aircraft were based at the airport: 77 (73.33%) single-engine, 20 (19%) multi-engine, and 8 (7.6%) jet. In addition to the fixed wing aircraft, eight helicopters were based at Westheimer Airport.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e FAA Airport Master Record for OUN (Form 5010 PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. Effective November 15, 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. ^ "OU/Max Westheimer Tower". Oklahoma Airport Operators Association. Retrieved 2014-05-08. 

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