South Alabama Regional Airport
|South Alabama Regional Airport
Bill Benton Field
|NAIP aerial image, 29 June 2006|
|IATA: none – ICAO: none – FAA LID: 79J|
|Owner||Andalusia-Opp Airport Authority|
|Serves||Andalusia & Opp, Alabama|
|Elevation AMSL||310 ft / 94 m|
|Source: Federal Aviation Administration|
South Alabama Regional Airport at Bill Benton Field (FAA LID: 79J), formerly known as Andalusia-Opp Airport, is a public airport located four miles (6 km) east of the central business district of Andalusia and approx. 9 miles (14 km) west of Opp, both cities in Covington County, Alabama, United States. According to the FAA's National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2009–2013, it is categorized as a general aviation facility.
The Andalusia-Opp Airport Authority voted in May 2007 to change the name of the airport to South Alabama Regional Airport. It was also announced the same month that the airport had received a grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation to extend the runway from 5,000 to 6,000 feet (1,800 m).
Facilities and aircraft
For the 12-month period ending June 16, 2006, the airport had 62,750 aircraft operations, an average of 171 per day: 81% military and 19% general aviation. There are 24 aircraft based at this airport: 75% single engine, 8% multi-engine and 17% helicopters.
- Andalusia-Opp Airport Authority
- Airfield photos for 79J from Civil Air Patrol
- FAA Terminal Procedures for 79J, effective May 2, 2013
- Resources for this airport:
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