Many dedicated citizens are responsible for the outstanding facility that is Owensboro - Daviess County Regional Airport. It is a public use airport located three nautical miles (6km) southwest of the central business district of Owensboro, a city in Daviess County.  The airport is owned by both the city and the county and is governed by a ten member board.

It is easily accessible for almost 1,000,000 people in Kentucky, Illinois, Indiana and Tennessee.

Owensboro - Daviess County Regional Airport covers an area of 826 acres. It has two runways: 18/36 is 8,000 by 150 feet (2,438 x 46m) with a concrete surface and 6/24 is 5,000 by 100 feet (1,524 x 30m) with an asphalt / concrete surface.



2014 Air Show


The City of Owensboro will sponsor its 3rd annual air show October 3 – 4, 2014.

A display of aircraft on the Airport’s terminal apron will kick off the event at 4:00p.m. Friday, October 3.  Once the sun sets, area residents will enjoy night time aircraft performances, a fireworks display and a 5K run/walk on the Airport’s runways and taxiways.  This run/walk will, for the first time, allow the general public to experience the beauty of the Airport’s 863 acres as the colored lights outline the runways and taxiways.

The fun will continue 1:00p.m. Saturday, October 4 as vintage war birds, military jets and aerobatic demonstrations will perform over the Owensboro downtown riverfront. To learn more about the air show weekend, go to the City of Owensboro link: http://owensboro.org


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The airport has three fixed base operators, MidAmerica Jet, Modern Transportation and Watts Aviation to serve the aviation community. There are approximately fifteen businesses or agencies with activity at the airport. These entities pay rent, landing fees, and other charges for using the facility or a portion of. This revenue is reinvested into the facility in the form of federally mandated projects or recommended upgrading and improvements such as resurfacing runways and taxiways, purchasing new safety equipment, and upgrading security measures.

In 2010, the Airport Authority acquired additional property adjacent to the airfield to increase the length of 18/36 runway and to help attract new industry to the community and ensure long-term income for the airport. A new instrument landing system was installed in 2012 to complete this runway extension.

Today, Owensboro - Daviess County Regional Airport is a busy airport in terms of takeoffs and landings with over 34,000 aircraft operations annually. These operations involve military aircraft training, general aviation activities and commercial flights provided by Allegiant Airlines and Cape Air Airlines.

 

 

 

                                                        


















































 

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