Wichita Falls Municipal Airport

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Wichita Falls Regional Airport
Sheppard Air Force Base
Airport type Public / Military
Owner U.S. Air Force
Operator City of Wichita Falls
Location Wichita Falls, Texas
Elevation AMSL 1,019 ft / 311 m
Coordinates 33°59′20″N 098°29′31″W / 33.98889°N 98.49194°W / 33.98889; -98.49194Coordinates: 33°59′20″N 098°29′31″W / 33.98889°N 98.49194°W / 33.98889; -98.49194
Website FlyWichitaFalls.net
SPS is located in Texas
Location of airport in Texas
Direction Length Surface
ft m
15R/33L 13,100 3,993 Concrete
15C/33C 10,002 3,049 Asphalt/Concrete
15L/33R 6,000 1,829 Asphalt/Concrete
17/35 7,021 2,140 Asphalt
Statistics (2012)
Aircraft operations 105,028
Based aircraft 219

Wichita Falls Regional Airport (IATA: SPS[2]ICAO: KSPSFAA LID: SPS) is a public and military use airport located 5 nautical miles (9.3 km; 5.8 mi) north of the central business district of Wichita Falls, a city in Wichita County, Texas, United States.[1] The airport is joint use in that its runways and taxiways are shared with Sheppard Air Force Base. It is mostly used for military aviation due to the air force base located on site, but is also served by American Eagle with service to Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport.

This airport is included in the National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2011–2015, which categorized it as a primary commercial service airport.[3] As per Federal Aviation Administration records, the airport had 47,191 passenger boardings (enplanements) in calendar year 2008,[4] 43,952 enplanements in 2009, and 44,296 in 2010.[5]

Facilities and aircraft[edit]

Wichita Falls Regional Airport covers an area of 3,800 acres (1,500 ha) at an elevation of 1,019 feet (311 m) above mean sea level. It has four runways:[1]

  • 15R/33L is 13,100 by 300 feet (3,993 x 91 m) with a concrete surface;
  • 15C/33C is 10,002 by 150 feet (3,049 x 46 m) with an asphalt/concrete surface;
  • 15L/33R is 6,000 by 150 feet (1,829 x 46 m) with an asphalt/concrete surface;
  • 17/35 is 7,021 by 150 feet (2,140 x 46 m) with an asphalt surface.

For the 12-month period ending June 30, 2012, the airport had 105,028 aircraft operations, an average of 287 per day: 93% military, 5% general aviation, and 2% scheduled commercial. At that time there were 219 aircraft based at this airport: 91% military, 6% single-engine, 2% multi-engine, and 1% jet.[1]

Airlines and destinations[edit]


Airlines Destinations
American Eagle Dallas/Fort Worth


  1. ^ a b c d FAA Airport Master Record for SPS (Form 5010 PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. Effective November 15, 2012.
  2. ^ "IATA Airport Code Search (SPS: Wichita Falls / Sheppard AFB)". International Air Transport Association. Retrieved July 18, 2013. 
  3. ^ "2011–2015 NPIAS Report, Appendix A" (PDF, 2.03 MB). faa.gov. Federal Aviation Administration. October 4, 2010. 
  4. ^ "Enplanements for CY 2008" (PDF, 1.0 MB). faa.gov. Federal Aviation Administration. December 18, 2009. 
  5. ^ "Enplanements for CY 2010" (PDF, 189 KB). faa.gov. Federal Aviation Administration. October 4, 2011. 

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