Aberdeen Regional Airport is a city-owned, public-use airport located two nautical miles (3.7 km) east of the central business district of Aberdeen, a city in Brown County, South Dakota, United States. It is mostly used for general aviation, but is also served by one commercial airline.
ABERDEEN REGIONAL AIRPORT HISTORY
In 1923, Aberdeen hosted the first fly-in event in South Dakota. During World War II the airfield was used by the United States Army Air Forces as a contract glider training airfield owned by Anderson & Brennan Flying Service, beginning on 25 May 1942. The mission of the school was to train glider pilot students in proficiency in operation of gliders in various types of towed and soaring flight, both day and night, and in servicing of gliders in the field. They primarily used C-47 Skytrains and Waco CG-4 unpowered Gliders.
Originally named Aberdeen Municipal Airport, the name was changed to Saunders Field in 1946. President George W. Bush landed here in the early 2000s (decade) to speak at a rally at NSU.
ABERDEEN REGIONAL AIRPORT LOCATION
ABERDEEN REGIONAL AIRPORT FACTS
Elevation: 1,302 ft.
Runway length available: 13/31 6901×100 ft :: 17/35 5500×100 ft