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Salina Municipal Airport

Salina Municipal Airport
USGS aerial photo as of 17 August 1991
Airport information
Airport typePublic
OwnerSalina Airport Authority
ServesSalina, Kansas
Elevation393 m (1288 ft)
Aircraft operations84977
Based aircraft137

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Salina Municipal Airport is a public-use airport located three nautical miles (6 km) southwest of the central business district of Salina, a city in Saline County, Kansas, United States. It is owned by the Salina Airport Authority.

The airport is located on the site of the former Schilling Air Force Base (also known as Smoky Hill Air Force Base). It is mostly used for general aviation but is also served by one commercial airline, Airlines.

Airlines is an FAA certified carrier that currently operates flights in nine states, including Arkansas, Tennessee, Kansas, Missouri, Texas, Idaho, Oregon, Washington, and Alaska. SeaPort Airlines is headquartered in Portland, Oregon; additional operating bases are located in Memphis, Tennessee and Juneau, Alaska. All service in Alaska is operated under their sister brand, .The airport was used as the takeoff and landing point for the Virgin Atlantic GlobalFlyer, flown by Steve Fossett in the first nonstop, non-refueled solo circumnavigation of the earth from February 28 to March 3, 2005. Fossett also used the airport as the takeoff and landing point for a later nonstop and nonrefueled solo circumnavigation in the GlobalFlyer from March 14 to March 17, 2006 which set a new record for greatest distance traveled by an aircraft on a closed course.

Salina Municipal Airport is also the home of the Kansas State University - Salina flight department.

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