Polk Army Airfield
Polk AAF Airfield Operations is responsible for coordinating hangar space with 4/2 CAV, JRTC Flight Detachment, U.S. Army Air Ambulance Detachment, ATSA, and Lockheed Martin. There are two "K-Span" aircraft shelters located on the northwest side of Polk AAF. These are the primary hangars for rotational aircraft during severe weather. Each K-Span is 71' wide x 142' long with a 50' wide x 19' high door.
Polk AAF has sufficient hangar space for all tenant aircraft. However, during JRTC rotations, there is not sufficient space to hangar all tenant and rotational aircraft. Aircraft will be hangared IAW the following priority: OH-58D, MH/AH-6, MH-60, AH-64, EH-60, UH-60, MH-47, OH-58A/C, AH-1, fixed wing, UH-1, ATSA, and CH-47. If severe weather is imminent, advanced aircraft will be hangered on a 'first come, first served" basis, regardless of priority. Blades will be folded whenever blade folding kits are available.
Refueling of Fort Polk aircraft is performed by civilian contract, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Refueling of transient (non-rotational) aircraft is available with PPR (24-hour notice required). Rotational aircraft (including Quickfix and LRSD support aircraft) will not use PAAF refueling assets unless both the JACC and Airfield Commander have approved.
The local flying area boundary begins at Tyler, TX and parallels I-20 to Vicksburg, MS; then South along the Mississippi River to Baton Rouge, LA; then Southwest, following I-10 to Lafayette, LA; then Southeast to the corner of Marsh Island, LA; then West along the coast to Galveston, TX, to include a 30 NM circle around Scholes Airfield; then North along HWY 45 to the city of Houston, TX; then North along HWY 59 to Lufkin, TX; then Northwest along HWY 69 to Tyler, TX.
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