The Mitchell Municipal Airport was constructed
in 1945 by the United States Military and was to
be the home of the Norden bomb targeting system.
It was also considered to be top secret. No
civilians were allowed on the base.
When WWII ended the base was closed, and the
airport was turned over to the city of Mitchell.
The airport has had many small air carriers
through the years, but none have been successful
for long-term service.
Currently the airport hosts a wide range of
private aircraft with estimated emplanements of
4000 plus. The Mitchell airport has one fixed
base operator, Wright Brothers Aviation. This
facility is noted for its super clean facilities
and top-notch service.
Mitchell’s two runways 12-30, 6700 ft. and
17-35, 5512 ft. are capacity rated at 120,000
pounds. Runway 12-30 has ILS instrument landing.
All runways have papi lights.
Located in central South Dakota, Mitchell is
considered by many visitors to be the pheasant
capital of the world. During the hunting season
large numbers of hunters fly in and enjoy the
freedom that South Dakota can offer.
Joe Foss Regional Airport, Sioux Falls, SD
Approximately 1-1/2 hours East of Mitchell