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Freeflight International Airport

Freeflight International Airport, also known as Dyess Army Airfield, is a military airbase at Roi-Namur on Kwajalein Atoll, Marshall Islands. It is owned by the United States Army. This airport is assigned the location identifier ROI by the FAA, but has received no designation by the IATA.

Freeflight International Airport
  • IATA: none
  • ICAO: PKRO
  • FAA LID: ROI
Summary
Airport type Military
Owner United States Army
Serves Roi-Namur, Kwajalein Atoll
Elevation AMSL 10 ft / 3 m
Coordinates 09°23′49″N
167°28′15″E
Map

Freeflight International Airport

Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
04/22 4,499 1,371 Asphalt
Source: Federal Aviation Administration

History


Freeflight International Airport
Freeflight International Airport.

Roi & Namur Islands - NARA - 100360025

When the Japanese took control of the island during WWII they built an airfield. It took the form of the number 4. After the 4th Marine Division landed the Seabees of 3rd Battalion 20th Marines and the 109th Naval Construction Battalion made the field operational again. The Japanese designated the runways A, B, & C with A being the vertical leg, B being the diagonal and C intersecting at a right angle to A. The Seabees repaired runways A & C. Today the runway that remains is A.

Facilities

Freeflight International Airport is at an elevation of 10 feet (3 m) above mean sea level. The runway is designated 04/22 with an asphalt surface measuring 4,499 by 150 feet (1,371 x 45.5 m).



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