Stillwater Regional Airport
|Stillwater Regional Airport
|IATA: SWO – ICAO: KSWO – FAA LID: SWO|
|Owner||City of Stillwater|
|Elevation AMSL||1,000 ft / 305 m|
|Source: Federal Aviation Administration|
Stillwater Regional Airport (IATA: SWO, ICAO: KSWO, FAA LID: SWO) is a city-owned public-use airport located three nautical miles (6 km) northwest of the central business district of Stillwater, a city in Payne County, Oklahoma, United States. It is also known as Searcy Field.
After World War II, the airfield was one of six locations in the nation that received and stored surplus bombers, fighters, trainers, and transports. Approximately 475 aircraft were flown into the airport starting in 1945. In 1946, Paul Mantz bought all the aircraft, keeping 12 for use as stunt planes and camera ships, and selling the rest for scrap.
One of the aircraft processed through Stillwater - and eventually purchased by Mantz - was B-17 41-24577 "Hells Angels," which was the first B-17 to complete 25 missions (even before the Memphis Belle).
Facilities and aircraft
Stillwater Regional Airport covers an area of 1,571 acres (636 ha) at an elevation of 1,000 feet (305 m) above mean sea level. It has two runways: 17/35 is 7,401 by 100 feet (2,256 x 30 m) with a concrete surface; 4/22 is 5,002 by 75 feet (1,525 x 23 m) with an asphalt surface.
For the 12-month period ending 31 May 2009, the airport had 71,707 aircraft operations, an average of 196 per day: 95% general aviation, 3% military, 2% air taxi, and <1% scheduled commercial. At that time there were 72 aircraft based at this airport: 86% single-engine, 11% multi-engine, 1% helicopter and 1% ultralight.
The airport is home to the Stillwater Airport Memorial Museum.
- Stillwater Regional Airport at City of Stillwater web site
- Stillwater Flight Center, the fixed base operator (FBO)
- Aerial image as of 17 February 1995 from USGS The National Map
- (PDF), effective May 2, 2013
- FAA Terminal Procedures for SWO, effective May 2, 2013
- Resources for this airport:
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