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A Busy Airport on the Front Range

Davis Airfield

Tow plane and glider with a cadet holding glider wing at the Davis Airfield.

Powered flight operations began at the U.S. Air Force Academy Airfield in the summer of 1974. In November, 2019, the Academy dedicated the airfield in honor of the barrier-breaking career of Gen. Benjamin O. Davis Jr., a Tuskegee Airman and World War II pilot. Today, The Davis Airfield at the Academy is one of the busiest airfields in the entire world.

The men and women undergo four years of intense academic, military, and physical training. As part of that mission, the Academy’s Airmanship Programs are designed to expose, motivate and challenge cadets to become successful leaders in the world’s greatest Air Force.

The Airmanship Programs, including soaring, parachuting and powered flight, operate out of the Davis Airfield and provide a foundation for flight discipline and expose cadets to the rigors and fundamentals of flying. These programs also provide the foundation for personal and professional discipline required to succeed as an Air Force aviator, a path approximately half of Academy cadets pursue upon graduation.

The 306th Flying Training Group, under the 12th Flying Training Wing, headquartered at Randolph Air Force Base, Texas, provides management and oversight of the Academy Airmanship programs, which operate out of the Davis airfield.

To submit a noise complaint, please complete form 0-488 and email to publicaffairs@afacademy.af.edu.