Scott Air Force Base (IATA: BLV, ICAO: KBLV, FAA LID: BLV) is a base of the United States Air Force in St. Clair County, Illinois, near Belleville. Scott Field was one of thirty-two Air Service training camps established after the United States entered World War I in April 1917.
SCOTT AFB/MIDAMERICA AIRPORT HISTORY
During World War I, Secretary of War Newton Baker advocated an expanded role for aviation. Business and political leaders on both sides of the Mississippi River wanted the Midwest to be chosen as a site for one of the new “flying fields.” Aerial expert Albert Bond Lambert joined the St. Louis Chamber of Commerce and directors of the Greater Belleville Board of Trade to negotiate a lease agreement for nearly 624 acres of land.
SCOTT AFB/MIDAMERICA AIRPORT LOCATION
Scott Air Force Base (IATA: BLV, ICAO: KBLV, FAA LID: BLV) is a base of the United States Air Force in St. Clair County, Illinois, near Belleville.
SCOTT AFB/MIDAMERICA AIRPORT FACTS
Elevation: 459 ft.
Runway length available: 14R/32L 8001×150 ft. :: 14L/32R 10000×150 ft.