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Lake City Municipal Airport (Florida)

Airport information
Airport typePublic
OwnerLake City
ServesLake City, Florida
Elevation61 m (201 ft)
Aircraft operations28714
Based aircraft26

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Lake City Municipal Airport is a city-owned public-use airport located three miles (5 km) east of the central business district of Lake City, in Columbia County, Florida, United States.

Besides typical general aviation use, the airport also hosts a major aviation industrial facility formerly known as Aero Corporation, since acquired by TIMCO Aviation Services:

* TIMCO [ modifies and repairs large aircraft, such as commercial Boeing 727 and Boeing 737 airliners and the military C-130 Hercules and P-3 Orion aircraft for US military and US civilian operators, as well as overseas military and civilian customers.

The airport was originally built by the U.S. Navy during World War II to facilitate pilot training and named Naval Air Station Lake City. Commissioned in December 1942, NAS Lake City was located on the site of the Lake City Flying Club air field east of town. Established as one of several support facilities to NAS Jacksonville, NAS Lake City was used to train U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine Corps pilots in land-based PV-1 Venturas and PV-2 Harpoons. Maximum complement at the air station reached 290 officers and 1,150 enlisted personnel. As many as 200 WAVES were stationed at NAS Lake City later in the war and served in air traffic control, meteorological services, administrative support, and aircraft maintenance. The airfield southeast of Lake Butler served as an outlying field (OLF) and Cedar Key, Alachua and Gainesville provided auxiliary fields. Regular military operations terminated in March 1946 and NAS Lake City was decommissioned as an active naval air station.

The NAS Lake City property was deemed surplus and subsequently conveyed to the city of Lake City by the General Services Administration. Aero Corporation performed aircraft modification and rehabilitation during the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s, mostly U.S. military contracts. Aero Corporation was subsequently acquired by TIMCO, the current tenant.

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