From 1941 until 1946, the U.S. Army Air Corps operated a flying school under the name Midland Army Air Field. An area of the property has been identified through historical research and site visits as having been a skeet range. Skeet ranges ordinarily consisted of a shooting field (laid out in a semicircle) with an associated safety fan in which skeet targets were hurled into the air as a means of target practice for the men along the firing line. The items known or suspected to have been previously used at the Skeet Range are general small arms and skeet targets. As a result of these previous military training activities, hazards associated with skeet target fragments may still remain there today.
The former Midland Army Air Field comprises approximately 1,680 acres southwest of Midland in Midland County, Texas. Today, the air field is owned by the city of Midland and is known as Midland International Airport. As depicted on the inside map, the Skeet Range is located at the western side of the airport property.
To download or print this information, open the Former Midland Army Air Field, Skeet Range page Safety Guide in PDF format. Para bajar o imprimir esta información en español, abra la guía informativa del Antiguo Midland Army Air Field, Skeet Range page en forma PDF.