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Short History of KMKL 

McKellar-Sipes Regional Airport was established by the U.S. Government in 1941 as a military aviation training center and was given to the City of Jackson and Madison County after WWII for civilian use. Over the years additional land has been purchased, now totaling more than 800 acres. All airport property is owned jointly by the City of Jackson and Madison County.

In 1958, the City and County formed a 5-member Airport Authority to oversee and develop the airport. Each board member is appointed for a 5-year term alternately by the City and County governments. Board meetings are held the second Monday of each month at 5:00 P.M.

  • Left to Right

    1st Lt George Cathey, Cadet McCool, 1st Lt Jack Wren, 1st Lt Alfred Merrill, 1st Lt William Wilhelm

  • Left to Right

    Lt George Cathey, Lt Jack Wren, Cadet McCool, Ray Wheat (Flight Instructor), Lt Alferd Merill, Lt William E Wilhelm

  • Left to Right

    Lt James Owens, Lt Richard A VanTuyl KIA 15th AF, Lt Milton D Norstrom, Lt James E Willcox

  • Left to Right

    Lt Lloyd A Williams, Lt Earle L Sullivan,X, Lt Milton D Norstron

  • Student Officers

    Class 44-D

  • PX & Mess Hall

  • Lt Deward W Zumbro

  • Lt James Owens

  • Lt Richard D VanTuyl

    Killed in Action 15th AF

  • Lt Merle M Yard

  • Lt Harry Williams

    Single Engine Pilot

  • Ray Wheat

    Flight Instructor

  • McKellar Field Ground School

  • Stermam Trainer

  • Field Hospital



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Jackson Madison County Airport Authority
308 Grady Montgomery Drive
Jackson, TN 38301


Hours of Operation
Monday-Friday 5:00am - 9:00pm
Saturday: 7:00am-7:00pm
Sunday: 7:00am-7:00pm
For more info, call 731.423.0995
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