Bloyer Field

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Bloyer Field
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Summary
Airport typePublic
OwnerCity of Tomah
Serves Tomah, Wisconsin
Elevation  AMSL 966 ft / 294 m
Coordinates 43°58′34″N090°28′50″W / 43.97611°N 90.48056°W / 43.97611; -90.48056 Coordinates: 43°58′34″N090°28′50″W / 43.97611°N 90.48056°W / 43.97611; -90.48056
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Y72
Location of airport in Wisconsin, United States
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Y72
Y72 (the United States)
Runways
Direction LengthSurface
ftm
7/253,9001,189Asphalt
Statistics
Aircraft operations (2016)7,150
Based aircraft (2018)7

Bloyer Field( FAA LID : Y72) is a city owned public use airport located one  nautical mile (2  km) east of the central business district of Tomah, a city in Monroe County, Wisconsin, United States. [1] It provides general aviation service.

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History

First known as Tomah Army Airfield Technical School, it was activated on November 30, 1942 to conduct technical training for United States Army Air Forces. . 1000 Technical School Squadron (Special) provided technical training included radio interception techniques; radio maintenance and operations to personnel. Functioned as a sub-base of Radio school at Truax Army Airfield at Madison, itself part of Central (later Eastern) Technical Training Command. School inactivated on April 1, 1944. Facility transferred to Air Technical Service Command on April 30, 1944. Transferred as inactive to the US Army Corps of Engineers on April 1, 1946 for disposition.

The airfield was turned over to civil control though the War Assets Administration (WAA).

Facilities and aircraft

Bloyer Field covers an area of 160 acres (65 ha) at an elevation of 966 feet (294 m) above mean sea level. It has one runway designated 7/25 with an asphalt surface measuring 3,900 by 75 feet (1,189 x 23 m). [1]

For the 12-month period ending June 7, 2016, the airport had 7,150 aircraft operations, an average of 20 per day: 98% general aviation, 1% military and less than 1% air taxi. In November 2018, there were 7 aircraft based at this airport: 5 single-engine, 1 multi-engine and 1 ultralight. [1]

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References

  1. 1 2 3 4 FAA Airport Master Record for Y72 ( Form 5010 PDF ). Federal Aviation Administration. effective November 8, 2018.