Perrin Air Force Base

Perrin Air Force Base

Airfield information
IATA: none – ICAO: none
Summary
Elevation AMSL 749 ft / 228 m
Coordinates 33°42′51″N 096°40′25″W / 33.71417°N 96.67361°W / 33.71417; -96.67361Coordinates: 33°42′51″N 096°40′25″W / 33.71417°N 96.67361°W / 33.71417; -96.67361
Map
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
13/31 2,300 701 Asphalt
17L/35R 9,000 2,743 Concrete
For the civil use of this facility after 1971, see North Texas Regional Airport.

Perrin Air Force Base' is an inactive United States Air Force base, approximately 7 miles northwest of Sherman, Texas. It was active during World War II as pilot training airfield and during the Cold War as a combat crew and flying training base. It was closed on 30 June 1971.

After seeing the fighters take off from here, a young Chesley Sullenberger became interested in flying.

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