Sioux Falls Regional Airport (IATA: FSD, ICAO: KFSD, FAA LID: FSD), also known as Joe Foss Field, is a public and military use airport owned by the Sioux Falls Regional Airport Authority and located three nautical miles (6 km) northwest of the central business district of Sioux Falls, a city in Minnehaha County, South Dakota, United States. Named in honor of aviator Joe Foss, it serves the greater Sioux Falls area, as well as communities throughout eastern South Dakota, southwestern Minnesota and northwestern Iowa.
JOE FOSS FIELD AIRPORT HISTORY
Sioux Falls Regional Airport was originally the Sioux Falls Army Air Base constructed during World War II and closed permanently in the mid-1960s. The base was a logistical supply center and its grid of streets now make up a distinct industrial area in northwest Sioux Falls. The Air National Guard Base portion of the airport is located south and west of the commercial and general aviation areas, north of Russell Street, and has all the standard facilities of any small USAF installation except for family housing. The 114th’s F-16C and F-16D aircraft are a frequent sight over the Sioux Falls area, conducting training flights and routine operations.
JOE FOSS FIELD AIRPORT LOCATION
JOE FOSS FIELD AIRPORT FACTS
Elevation: 1429 ft.
Runway length available: 03/21 8999×150 ft. :: 09/27 3152×75 ft. :: 15/33 8000×150 ft.