Cut Bank Municipal Airport

Cut Bank Municipal Airport
Cut Bank Municipal Airport
Cut Bank Municipal Airport-MT-28Jul1995-USGS.jpg
1995 USGS Photo
Airport type Public
Owner Cut Bank and Glacier County
Serves Cut Bank, Montana
Location Glacier County, near Cut Bank, Montana
Elevation AMSL 3,854 ft / 1,175 m
Coordinates 48°36′30″N 112°22′34″W / 48.60833°N 112.37611°W / 48.60833; -112.37611
Direction Length Surface
ft m
5/23 5,299 1,615 Asphalt
13/31 5,300 1,615 Asphalt
Statistics (2008)
Aircraft operations 5,800
Based aircraft 32
Source: Federal Aviation Administration[1]
Cut Bank MAP is located in Montana
Cut Bank MAP
Location of Cut Bank Municipal Airport, Montana

Cut Bank Municipal Airport (IATA: CTBICAO: KCTBFAA LID: CTB) is a public use airport located three nautical miles (6 km) southwest of the central business district of Cut Bank, a city in Glacier County, Montana, United States. It is owned by Cut Bank and Glacier County.[1]

The airport's website refers to it as Cut Bank International Airport.[2] Its first flight took place on 1 June 1941.[3]


Facilities and aircraft

Cut Bank Municipal Airport covers an area of 1,730 acres (700 ha) at an elevation of 3,854 feet (1,175 m) above mean sea level. It has two asphalt paved runways: 5/23 is 5,299 by 75 feet (1,615 x 23 m) and 13/31 is 5,300 by 75 feet (1,615 x 23 m).[1]

For the 12-month period ending August 22, 2008, the airport had 5,800 aircraft operations, an average of 15 per day: 90% general aviation, 9% air taxi and 2% military. At that time there were 32 aircraft based at this airport: 88% single-engine, 3% multi-engine and 9% ultralight.[1]


During World War II, Cut Bank Army Airfield was used by the Second Air Force as an axillary heavy bomber training airfield, being controlled by Great Falls Army Air Base. Several squadrons of groups training at Great Falls in B-17 Flying Fortresses trained at Cut Bank. Known squadrons were:

  • 2nd Bombardment Group, 429th Bomb Squadron, November 1942-March 1943
  • 385th Bombardment Group, 550th Bomb Squadron, March–June 1943
  • 390th Bombardment Group, 569th Bomb Squadron, June–July 1943
  • 401st Bombardment Group, 613th Bomb Squadron, July–October 1943

During the Cold War, Cut Bank AFB was used as an interceptor base as part of Air Defense Command.

See also

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

  1. ^ a b c d FAA Airport Master Record for CTB (Form 5010 PDF), effective 2008-09-25.
  2. ^
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