Strother Field

Strother Field

Strother Field is a public airport located in Cowley County, Kansas, five miles (8 km) southwest of the central business district of Winfield and north of Arkansas City. This airport is jointly owned by both cities.

The airport was built in 1942 and used as a training facility by the Army Air Force until 1945. It was named Strother Army Air Field in honor of Capt. Donald Root Strother, a Winfield native who was the first Army Air Force pilot from Cowley County to be killed in World War II.

Facilities and aircraft

Strother Field covers an area of 1,530 acres (619 ha) which contains two runways:

  • Runway 13/31: 3,137 x 75 ft (956 x 23 m), Surface: Asphalt
  • Runway 17/35: 5,506 x 100 ft (1,678 x 30 m), Surface: Asphalt

For 12-month period ending November 4, 2005, the airport had 6,500 aircraft operations, an average of 17 per day, 100% of which were general aviation. There are 23 aircraft based at this airport: 78% single engine, 9% multi-engine, 4% jet aircraft and 9% ultralights.

History

During World War II, the facility was known as Strother Army Airfield and was used as a United States Army Air Forces Second Air Force training field.

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