Cape Girardeau Regional Airport (IATA: CGI, ICAO: KCGI, FAA LID: CGI) is a city-owned, public-use airport in Scott County, Missouri, United States. It located five nautical miles (6 mi, 9 km) southwest of the central business district of Cape Girardeau, a city in Cape Girardeau County, Missouri. The airport is used for general aviation, and has scheduled service by American Airlines partner Cape Air with subsidized Essential Air Service program flights to Lambert-St. Louis International Airport.
CAPE GIRARDEAU REGIONAL AIRPORT HISTORY
Opened in 1943, the airport was constructed by the United States Army Air Forces. Known as Harris Army Airfield, the airfield was a primary (stage 1) pilot training airfield assigned to AAF Flying Training Command, Southeast Training Center (later Eastern Flying Training Command). It was operated under contract to Cape Institute of Aeronautics, Inc., with the civil instructors under the USAAF 73d Flying Training Detachment. Fairchild PT-19s were the primary trainer at the airfield.
Contract flying training was short at the airfield, the school closing during the late summer of 1944 with the drawdown of AAFTC’s pilot training program. The airfield was turned over to civil control at the end of the war though the War Assets Administration (WAA).
CAPE GIRARDEAU REGIONAL AIRPORT LOCATION
Cape Girardeau Regional Airport (IATA: CGI, ICAO: KCGI, FAA LID: CGI) is a city-owned, public-use airport in Scott County, Missouri, United States.
CAPE GIRARDEAU REGIONAL AIRPORT FACTS
Elevation: 342 ft.
Runway length available: 02/20 3996×100 ft. :: 10/28 6499×150 ft.