Mission Field Airport recently received the “Airport of the Year” award from the Department of Transportation. Mission Field was one of a handful of airports nominated for the award in 2011. There are 120 public-use airports in the state. Mission Field which was built in the 1950’s underwent a $3.5 million renovation project last summer. The Federal Aviation Administration funded most of the project cost.
Twenty-five planes are based at Mission Field, and the runway services approximately 9000 take-offs and landings per year. Livingston HealthCare uses the airport for approximately 6-10 emergency flights each year and the National Park Service, National Forest Service and the Army Corps of Engineers also use the airport.