Aviation Board Members:
Scott Hemmeger, Board President
Dr. Michael Wild, Board Vice President
Robert Hollingsworth, Board Secretary
Doug Bay, Board Member
Kokomo Municipal Airport Fixed Base Operator F.B.O.
The City of Kokomo owns and operates the airport's F.B.O. Our crew of highly trained professional attendants work hard to provide the flying public with safe, fast and courteous service. We provide full service fuel sales: 100LL Avgas & Jet-A. Plus many other pilot and passenger amenities.Our hours of operation:
8 a.m. - 6 p.m., 7 Days a week.
Phone 765-456-1742. Fax 765-854-0242.
In 1940 the US Army was seeking an emergency base in the area. After discussing their needs with City and Chamber of Commerce officials, an agreement was made in which the Civil City and business interests would purchase an adequate and suitable site for an emergency field and the Army would develop it for an airport.
$75,000 in funds was raised locally. $60,000 of this was used to purchase the site from the Shockley estate. The remaining balance was used for improvements.
The Army took over the property and spent approximately $900,000 for drainage, runways, etc. In the opinions of local businessmen, this was about $300,000 more than was necessary.
The Army never used the Airport but completed it for the Navy as an auxiliary field for Bunker Hill Airbase located about 12 miles north of the city on US 31.
The Navy used the airport during World War II, and then sold it to the City of Kokomo for $1.00 after repairing the runways at the cost of $5,000.
530 acres total
- 250 acres farmland
- 220 acres grass
- 30 acres runways, taxiways, and aprons
- 30 Acres in buildings, ditches, wetland, etc.
Snow Removal Equipment (8)
- 3 Plows
- 3 Blowers
- 1 18 foot Broom
- 1 Tractor and Loader
- 1 Terminal Building
- 1 S.R.E. Building
- 58 'T' Hangars
- 6 Corporate Hangars
Over 400 runway, taxiway, obstruction, and visual approach lights and signs.
- 1--6001 ft. x 150 ft.
- 1--4,2000 ft. x 150 ft.
In the Spring and Summer months most of the airport employees' time is spent on mowing procedures. We routinely complete all the mowing in four days. (If we are uninterrupted and nothing breaks.) 210 acres is mowed with our 20 foot wide Bush Hog. The remaining 10 acres is mowed with two 6-foot mowers.
The winter months are spent plowing snow off of the runways, taxiways, parking aprons, around the hangars, and parking lots. (An area that equals almost 80 miles of road.)
We take pride in providing the community with what we feel is the safest and best groomed airport in the state. It would take over 200 million dollars to build this facility today.