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Fort Sumner Municipal Airport

Fort Sumner Municipal Airport
Fort Sumner Army Airfield
USGS 2008 orthophoto
Airport type Public
Owner Village of Fort Sumner
Serves Fort Sumner, New Mexico
Elevation AMSL 4,165 ft / 1,269 m
Coordinates 34°29′16″N 104°13′01″W / 34.48778°N 104.21694°W / 34.48778; -104.21694Coordinates: 34°29′16″N 104°13′01″W / 34.48778°N 104.21694°W / 34.48778; -104.21694

Location of airport in New Mexico
Direction Length Surface
ft m
3/21 5,802 1,768 Asphalt
8/26 5,254 1,601 Asphalt
Statistics (2011)
Aircraft operations 150
Based aircraft 5
Source: Federal Aviation Administration[1]

Fort Sumner Municipal Airport (IATA: FSUICAO: KFSUFAA LID: FSU) is a village owned, public use airport located two nautical miles (4 km) northeast of the central business district of Fort Sumner, a village in De Baca County, New Mexico, United States.[1] It is included in the National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2011–2015, which categorized it as a general aviation airport.[2]


The airfield's origins date to the 1920s when the Transcontinental Air Transport airline built an airfield in Fort Sumner as part of its coast-to-coast air passenger network, but the site was abandoned when the airline's ambitious plans collapsed in the Great Depression.

The airfield was reopened in February 1941, and was rebuilt in 1942 by the United States Army Air Forces as a World War II training airfield. It was assigned to the AAF Flying Training Command West Coast Training Center and was known as Fort Sumner Army Airfield. The flying cadets at the airfield were trained in advanced twin engine aircraft as phase three of their pilot training. The airfield had at least seven auxiliary landing fields, two of which have been identified:

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