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Cox Field
Cox Army Airfield
USGS aerial image - 2006
IATA: PRX – ICAO: KPRX – FAA LID: PRX
Summary
Airport type Public
Owner City of Paris
Serves Paris, Texas
Elevation AMSL 547 ft / 167 m
Coordinates 33°38′12″N 095°27′03″W / 33.63667°N 95.45083°W / 33.63667; -95.45083
Map

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Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
3/21 4,624 1,409 Concrete
14/32 4,624 1,409 Concrete
17/35 6,002 1,829 Asphalt
Helipads
Number Length Surface
ft m
H1 40 12 Concrete
Statistics (2007)
Aircraft operations 8,050
Based aircraft 50
Source: Federal Aviation Administration[1]

Cox Field (IATA: PRX, ICAO: KPRX, FAA Location identifier: PRX) is a city-owned, public-use airport located six nautical miles (11 km) east of the central business district of Paris, a city in Lamar County, Texas, United States.[1] It is owned by the city of Paris but is operated and maintained by J.R. Aviation, the airport's fixed base operator (FBO).

History[]

The airport opened in August 1943 as Cox Army Airfield and was used by the United States Army Air Forces as an Air Technical Service Command aircraft maintenance and supply depot. At the end of the war the airfield was determined to be excess by the military and turned over to the local government for civil use. [2]

Facilities and aircraft[]

Cox Field covers an area of 1,537 acres (622 ha) at an elevation of 547 feet (167 m) above mean sea level. It has three runways: 3/21 and 14/32 are both is 4,624 by 150 feet (1,409 x 46 m) with concrete surfaces and 17/35 is 6,002 by 150 feet (1,829 x 46 m) with an asphalt surface. It also has one helipad with a concrete surface measuring 40 by 40 feet (12 x 12 m).[1]

For the 12-month period ending April 30, 2007, the airport had 8,050 aircraft operations, an average of 22 per day: 93% general aviation, 4% air taxi, and 3% military. At that time there were 50 aircraft based at this airport: 86% single-engine, 8% multi-engine, 4% jet and 2% helicopter.[1]

See also[]

References[]

 This article incorporates public domain material from the Air Force Historical Research Agency website http://www.afhra.af.mil/.

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 . Federal Aviation Administration. Effective 11 February 2010.
  2. * Thole, Lou (1999), Forgotten Fields of America : World War II Bases and Training, Then and Now - Vol. 2. Publisher: Pictorial Histories Pub, ISBN 1-57510-051-7

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