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About the Airport

First laid out in 1968, the Winchester Municipal Airport is a general aviation airport owned and operated by the City of Winchester, Tennessee, conveniently situated within an hour of Huntsville, Chattanooga, and Nashville. Located adjacent to US Highway 64, the airfield is just minutes from several nearby cities, area industrial parks, Tims Ford Lake & recreation area, Interstate Highways 24 & 65, and many other attractions.

The airport also serves as an invaluable asset to many of the various companies and educational institutions located in the area. Not only do these entities employ several thousand local residents, but they provide services for millions more.

When originally constructed, the airport consisted of a 3,000 foot runway and a small taxiway with ramp area. Today the airport boasts a 5,000 foot long runway, a modern terminal building, an on-site AWOS-3 facility, and multiple approach procedures which allow aircraft to land more safely.

Because of its ideal location and various growth initiatives over the years, the airport has grown to become one of the premier ports of entry for Southern Tennessee.

About the City

Settled in 1812, Winchester was named for General James Winchester, a veteran of the Revolutionary and Indian Wars. The city was incorporated in 1821 and is the county seat of Franklin County. Today, Winchester is home to nearly 8,000 residents and continues to grow every year.

Located in the rolling hills of Southern middle Tennessee on Tims Ford Lake, Winchester is a leisure and recreational paradise. Whether it's boating, fishing, hiking, or any of the hundreds of other outdoor activities, you'll find it here.

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