Cross City Airport


Cross City Airport

Coordinates: 29°38′07.90″N 083°06′17.10″W / 29.635528°N 83.10475°W / 29.635528; -83.10475

Cross City Airport
Cross City Airport - FL - 6 Feb 1999.jpg
6 February 1999
IATA: CTYICAO: KCTYFAA LID: CTY
Summary
Airport type Public use
Owner Dixie County Board of Commissioners
Operator Clint Beauchamp
Serves Cross City, Florida
Location Dixie County, Florida
Elevation AMSL 42 ft / 13 m
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
4/22 5,005 1,525 Asphalt
13/31 5,001 1,524 Asphalt
Statistics (2000)
Aircraft operations 18,000
Based aircraft 11
Source: Federal Aviation Administration[1]
Cross County Army Airfield, 1944

Cross City Airport (IATA: CTYICAO: KCTYFAA LID: CTY) is a public-use airport located 1 mile (1.6 km) east of the central business district of the town of Cross City in Dixie County, Florida, United States. The airport is publicly owned.[1] It was used by the United States Air Force under the name of Cross City Air Force Station

History

The airport was opened as a public airfield in April, 1940. In August 1942, the facility was requisitioned by the United States Army Air Forces as a World War II military airfield, and was named Cross City Army Airfield. The airfield was assigned as a training base to the Army Air Forces School of Applied Tactics (AAFSAT), 50th Fighter Group, headquartered at Orlando Army Air Base.

After the war, the airfield was returned to civil control. However, in the 1950s, the United States Air Force re-established a RADAR facility on the airport under the operational control of the 891st Radar Squadron of the Air Defense Command (ADC). This facility remained at Cross City Air Force Station and was part of the ADC's 20th Air Division from 1959 to 1969 when the facility was closed.[2]

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