The Kansas Aeronautical Facility Plan and the National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems (N.P.I.A.S.) classifies the Atkinson Municipal Airport as a General Utility, Stage II airport. Based on current conditions, the airport is designated as having an F.A.A. Airport Reference Code (A.R.C.) of C-II.
Features two runways: runway 21 is 4,001 feet long by 75 feet wide, and runway 1634 is 5,500 feet long by 100 feet wide. GPS approaches, NDB approach and VORDME.
Built in 1925 and officially established as Pittsburg Airport in April 1940. Used by U.S. Army Air Force as a basic pilot training airfield from May 25, 1942 to October 20, 1944.
Property owner Tommy Atkinson deeded airport land to the City of Pittsburg for $1. The Civil Works Administration (CWA) and Works Progress Administration (WPA) funded an area for the north-south runway, pouring the foundation, erecting the steel hangar, and illuminating the air field.
A monument stands to honor Tommy Atkinson, the namesake of the airport, built by the local American Legion. In addition to a propeller, American Legion Post’s from throughout the state of Kansas provided stones for the monument, engraved with their location, some with logos and years.