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Fort Leavenworth Army Flying Activity

Sherman Army Airfield
1000 Chief Joseph Loop Building 132
Fort Leavenworth,  KS  66027

Club Facilities

Description

Mission: To provide a safe secure flying activity for active military, retired military, DOD civilians and their families. We provide quality instruction whether your just starting or continuing education.

Description: Rental Aircraft, Pilot training, 24-hour hangar and aircraft access, heated hangar rental, ramp tie downs.

General Information
History: Sherman Army Airfield has been, a winter pasture for cavalry
horses (1834), a race track (1839), and a holding area for Chief Joseph and
the remnants of the Nez Perce tribe (1877). It was first used as an
emergency airstrip in 1923, and became a permanent airfield in 1926. In its
years of aviation service, it has been controlled by the Military Prison...
(1923), the Command and General Staff Officer College (CGSC, 1926), the Army
Air Corps (1939), the Air Force (1947), and finally the Commanding General,
Ft. Leavenworth (1953). The airfield was designated joint civil/military
use with the city of Leavenworth in 1958 and remains so to this date. It was
officially named after Major William C. Sherman, who was killed in an
aviation accident in 1927, in a War Department Special Order dated 24
August, 1930.

Description: SAAF consists of one active runway of just over a mile
in length, two military hangars built in 1932, and a large aircraft parking
area north of the hangars, a military ramp east of the hangars, and a
civilian Fixed Base Operation (FBO) approximately 500 meters south of the
military base ops. There are no military aircraft stationed at SAAF,
however, the MWR run Ft Leavenworth Flying Activity (FLAFA) utilizes hangar
and office space. The airspace over the airfield is uncontrolled Class G/E
up to 3000 feet, then Class B controlled airspace belonging to Kansas City
International (MCI) Airport, which is situated approximately 10 miles
southeast. SAAF lies in a flood plain and has flooded twice (1952 and 1993)
in the last 60 years.

Type of Flying Available

  • IFR

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Club Details

  • Organization Type: Not-for-Profit
  • Average Membership Size: 50
  • Average number of Aircraft: 3
  • Memberships Currently Available: Yes

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