Cheyenne Regional Airport (IATA: CYS, ICAO: KCYS, FAA LID: CYS), also known as Jerry Olson Field, is a civil-military public airport one mile (1.6 km) north of downtown Cheyenne, in Laramie County, Wyoming. It is owned by the Cheyenne Regional Airport Board. Cheyenne Regional Airport is a focus city for Great Lakes Airlines.
Cheyenne Regional Airport is the home of Cheyenne Air National Guard Base, the main operating base for the Wyoming Air National Guard (WyANG) and the Wyoming Army National Guard (WARNG).
CHEYENNE REGIONAL JERRY OLSON FIELD HISTORY
The air demonstration at the fairgrounds in 1911 was less than impressive, but it was the beginning of a rich aviation history. The Cheyenne airport would impact the city’s economy, its cultural history, and the nation.
The U.S. Post Office gave Cheyenne’s fledgling aviation its first boost. With the introduction of airmail routes after World War I, the Cheyenne civic leaders lobbied to establish Cheyenne as a cross country site. Buck Heffron piloted the first air mail flight destined for Salt Lake City on September 9, 1920 . Heffron flew a DH-4, an aircraft that could barely get high enough to clear the mountains and had a maximum speed of 100 mph (160 km/h). The pilot was one of the brave aviators who was guided by limited instruments, landmarks and a few maps.
CHEYENNE REGIONAL JERRY OLSON FIELD LOCATION
Cheyenne Regional Airport (IATA: CYS, ICAO: KCYS, FAA LID: CYS), also known as Jerry Olson Field, is a civil-military public airport one mile (1.6 km) north of downtown Cheyenne, in Laramie County, Wyoming.
CHEYENNE REGIONAL JERRY OLSON FIELD FACTS
Elevation: 6159 ft.
Runway length available: 09/27 9267×150 ft. :: 13/31 6691×150 ft.