Sheridan County Airport History
From Jennyy’s to jets! Developed in 1919, Aviation Field in Sheridan County provided a runway for the first airplane, a wood and canvas “Jenny” owned by local physician, Dr. Harry Buffum. Flying his own aircraft allowed him access to his rural patients, contact his 1920’s automobile could not provide.
The grass field runway also offered “Barnstormers,” opportunities to sell airplane rides and entertain area residents with their aerial acrobatics on their route across country.
In the 1930s, airmail was sporadic which lead to the development of the Municipal Air Field. In the years that followed, the airport changed quickly and dramatically. Air service now extended two and four passenger flights to Casper, Wyoming and Great Falls, Montana.
Surrounded by the astounding Bighorn Mountains, Sheridan County Airport now provides direct, daily jet air service to and from Denver, Colorado at the Malcolm Wallop Terminal. Named for former Sheridan County resident and US Senator Malcolm Wallop, the terminal serves Denver Area Connection, a charter airline, that provides air service for Sheridan and other regional passengers.
SCA consists of more than 1,550 acres with an 8,300-foot runway, 14/32, that became fully operational in 1995. Numerous public and private structures are located on airport property including hangars, avionics shop, aircraft storage hangar, air cargo building and 48 T-hangar structures. All hangars are owned by Sheridan County Airport and are fully occupied. A waiting list exists for occupancy of these hangars. Please contact the Airport Manager’s Office at 307-674-4222 for additional information and to get on the wait list.
Many private aircraft traffic are based out of Sheridan’s airport.
Sheridan County Airport Business Park combines a convenient location, superior maintenance and a wealth of pleasing amenities. Project-ready lots offer power, water and sewer in-place. Lots are available, some with runway access, others without.
Today, operators such as UPS, FedEx and other national companies have chose Sheridan County Airport as the primary site for their business operations.