Perry Municipal Airport is a city-owned, public-use general aviation airport located 5 nautical miles North of Perry, OK.
It was originally established as Noble Army Airfield and began operations on February 11, 1942. Assigned to the US Army Air
Force Gulf Coast Training Center, Noble Army Airfield offered basic pilot training and was operated by the Enid Flying
School as an auxiliary to Enid Army Airfield, now Vance Air Force Base.
While conducting flight training operations, Noble Army Airfield operated Fairchild PT-19s as the primary training aircraft,
although other aircraft, including the venerable Boeing PT-17 Stearman, were also assigned to the base. Following the drawdown
of USAAF operations at the end of World War II, Noble Army Airfield was deactivated, declared surplus, and turned over to the
Army Corps of Engineers. The field was eventually discharged to the War Assets Administration and was deeded to the City of
Perry as a commercial airport.
Perry Municipal Airport began official operations in August of 1943 and the City of Perry continues to operate Perry Municipal
Airport as a commercial airport. Facilities include, among others: hanger and tie-down space, terminal and lounge space,
full-service fuel service (100LL and Jet A) and minor airframe and power plant service. The airport houses a number of aircraft
on-site ranging from ultralight aircraft to the corporate jet owned by the Charles Machine Works, Inc. Perry Municipal Airport
boasts one of the lowest overall costs in the area, making it a popular place to house and operate aircraft.
Despite the original airfield having operated three runways, the current airport operates a single runway (17/35), though the
remnants of the other two are still visible from the air. The runway, measuring 5110ft long by 75ft wide, was resurfaced in 2012
under a grant from the Federal Aviation Administration and the Oklahoma Aeronautics Commission. As a result of the runway
resurfacing, Perry Municipal Airport is now able to service larger and heavier aircraft.
Additional airport details available through AirNav.com.