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Winkler County Airport (IATA: INK, ICAO: KINK, FAA LID: INK) is a county-owned, public-use airport in Winkler County, Texas, United States. It is located three nautical miles (6 km) northwest of the central business district of Wink, Texas.[1] This airport is included in the National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2011–2015, which categorized it as a general aviation facility.[2]

Winkler County Airport

(former Wink Air Force Aux. Field)
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Summary
Airport typePublic
OwnerWinkler County
ServesWink, Texas
Elevation AMSL2,822 ft / 860 m
Coordinates31°46′47″N 103°12′06″W / 31.77972°N 103.20167°W / 31.77972; -103.20167Coordinates: 31°46′47″N 103°12′06″W / 31.77972°N 103.20167°W / 31.77972; -103.20167
Websitewww.co.winkler.tx.us/...
Map
INK is located in Texas
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Location of airport in Texas
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
4/22 3,514 1,071 Asphalt
13/31 5,003 1,525 Asphalt
Statistics (2009)
Aircraft operations3,400
Based aircraft3

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HistoryEdit

The airport was opened in August 1941 as Wink Field and was used by the United States Army Air Forces as a training base. It was an auxiliary airfield to Hobbs Army Airfield, New Mexico as part of the AAF Advanced Flying School (Twin-Engine) at Hobbs. At the end of the war the airfield was determined to be excess by the military and turned over to the local government for civil use. [3][4]

Facilities and aircraftEdit

Winkler County Airport covers an area of 1,000 acres (405 ha) at an elevation of 2,822 feet (860 m) above mean sea level. It has two asphalt paved runways: 13/31 is 5,003 by 100 feet (1,525 x 30 m) and 4/22 is 3,514 by 100 feet (1,071 x 30 m).[1]

For the 12-month period ending August 13, 2009, the airport had 3,400 aircraft operations, an average of 283 per month: 97% general aviation and 3% military. At that time there were 3 aircraft based at this airport, all ultralight.[1]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d FAA Airport Master Record for INK (Form 5010 PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. Effective May 31, 2012.
  2. ^ "2011–2015 NPIAS Report, Appendix A" (PDF, 2.03 MB). National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems. Federal Aviation Administration. October 4, 2010.
  3. ^   This article incorporates public domain material from the Air Force Historical Research Agency website http://www.afhra.af.mil/.
  4. ^ Thole, Lou (1999), Forgotten Fields of America : World War II Bases and Training, Then and Now - Vol. 2. Publisher: Pictorial Histories Pub, ISBN 1-57510-051-7

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