Stillwater Regional Airport (IATA: SWO, ICAO: KSWO, FAA LID: SWO) is in Payne County, Oklahoma, three miles (4.8 km) northwest of Stillwater.
== History ==
After World War II the airfield was one of six locations in the nation that stored surplus military aircraft; about 475 were flown to the airport starting in 1945. In 1946 Paul Mantz bought them all, keeping 12 for use as stunt planes and camera ships and selling the rest for scrap.One of the aircraft at Stillwater – purchased by Mantz – was B-17 41-24577 "Hells Angels," the first B-17 to complete 25 missions (even before the Memphis Belle).Central Airlines DC-3s landed at Stillwater from 1953 until Central merged with Frontier Airlines in 1968; Frontier flights from Kansas City to Dallas/Fort Worth stopped at Stillwater until late 1975.
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