Deblois Flight Strip

Deblois Flight Strip (FAA LID: 43B) is a public-use airport located two nautical miles (3.7 km) southeast of the central business district of Deblois, a town in Washington County, Maine, United States.[1] It is currently owned by the Maine Department of Transportation, and managed by Randy Gray, Superintendent of Operations for the Eastern Region.

Deblois Flight Strip
Deblois Flight Strip - USGS 16 May 1996.jpg
USGS aerial image, 1996
Summary
Airport typePublic
OwnerState of Maine DOT
ServesDeblois, Maine
Elevation AMSL217 ft / 66 m
Coordinates44°43′36″N 067°59′23″W / 44.72667°N 67.98972°W / 44.72667; -67.98972Coordinates: 44°43′36″N 067°59′23″W / 44.72667°N 67.98972°W / 44.72667; -67.98972
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
15/33 3,520 1,073 Asphalt
Statistics (2008)
Aircraft operations100

HistoryEdit

The airport was built by the United States Army Air Forces about 1942 as an emergency landing airfield for military aircraft on training flights. It was closed after World War II, and was turned over for local government use by the War Assets Administration (WAA). [2][3]

Facilities and aircraftEdit

Deblois Flight Strip covers an area of 153 acres (62 ha) at an elevation of 217 feet (66 m) above mean sea level. It has one runway designated 15/33 with an asphalt surface measuring 3,520 by 75 feet (1,073 x 23 m). For the 12-month period ending August 12, 2008, the airport had 100 general aviation aircraft operations, an average of 8 per month.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c FAA Airport Form 5010 for 43B PDF. Federal Aviation Administration. Effective 29 July 2010.
  2. ^   This article incorporates public domain material from the Air Force Historical Research Agency website http://www.afhra.af.mil/.
  3. ^ Shaw, Frederick J. (2004), Locating Air Force Base Sites History’s Legacy, Air Force History and Museums Program, United States Air Force, Washington DC, 2004.

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