Scholes International Airport at Galveston (IATA: GLS, ICAO: KGLS, FAA LID: GLS) is a city owned, public use airport located three nautical miles (6 km) southwest of the central business district of Galveston, a city in Galveston County, Texas, United States. It is included in the National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2011–2015, which categorized it as a reliever airport.
SCHOLES INTERNATIONAL AT GALVESTON AIRPORT HISTORY
Scholes International Airport is the former Galveston Municipal Airport that dates back to 1931. It was renamed Corrigan Airport in 1938 for Douglas “Wrong Way” Corrigan, a Galveston native, who worked at Ryan Aeronautical Company and helped to build Charles Lindbergh’s “Spirit of St. Louis”. Later he piloted his own 1929 Curtiss Robin OX-5 monoplane named “Sunshine” from Floyd Bennett Field in Brooklyn, New York, to Ireland allegedly due to a “compass error” after being denied permission to fly that same trans-Atlantic route by the U.S. Bureau of Air Commerce many times before. This incident earned him his nickname.
SCHOLES INTERNATIONAL AT GALVESTON AIRPORT LOCATION
SCHOLES INTERNATIONAL AT GALVESTON AIRPORT FACTS
Elevation: 6 ft.
Runway length available: 07/25 3774×150 ft. 13/31 6000×150 ft. :: 17/35 6001×150 ft.