Business View Magazine | June 2019

162 BUSINESS VIEW MAGAZINE JUNE 2019 AT A GLANCE DENTON ENTERPRISE AIRPORT WHAT: A city-owned, public-use airport WHERE: Four miles west of Denton, Texas WEBSITE: departments/airport D enton Enterprise Airport, once known as Denton Airport and Denton Municipal Airport, is a city-owned, public-use airport located four miles west of the central business district of Denton, a city in Denton County, in northern Texas. It was established as Denton Field in 1942, and used during 1943–44 by the United States Army Air Forces as a contract glider training airfield. “It was done in conjunction with the Civil Aeronautics Authority,” says Airport Manager, Scott Gray. “They flew Waco gliders out here that were towed into the sky by C-47s.” Denton Field was deactivated in 1944, declared surplus, and turned over to the Army Corps of Engineers on September 30, 1945. It was eventually discharged to the War Assets Administration (WAA), which sold it to the city in 1946. At the time, it covered 523 acres and had one, city-paved runway, measuring 4,150 feet. “It stayed that way for many years, and then, during the ‘80s and ‘90s, the city starting doing more major improvements,” Gray notes. Today, Denton Enterprise Airport sits on