Middle Georgia Regional Airport

The terminal building

City-owned, public-use airport located nine nautical miles south of the central business district of Macon, a city in Bibb County, Georgia, United States.

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Macon, Georgia

Consolidated city-county in the U.S. state of Georgia.

Child labor in Macon, 1909. Photo by Lewis Hine.
Wesleyan College circa 1877
Location of Macon within Bibb County before consolidation
The Macon-Bibb County Courthouse
Location of the Macon-Warner Robins-Fort Valley CSA and its components:
Cherry Blossom Festival
Georgia State Fair
Fort Benjamin Hawkins
Macon City Auditorium - world's largest true copper dome
Ocmulgee Riverwalk
Central City Skatepark
Central City Park, 1877
Mercer University
MTA-MAC City Bus

The area is served by Middle Georgia Regional Airport and Herbert Smart Downtown Airport.

Macon Downtown Airport

City-owned public-use airport located three nautical miles southeast of the central business district of Macon, in Bibb County, Georgia, United States.

2006 USGS airphoto

The airlines then moved to Cochran Field and Smart became a general aviation airport.

Arnold Scheme

Established to train British RAF pilots in the United States of America during World War II.

Badge of the Royal Air Force

Basic flying training, under the instruction of USAAC and RAF flight instructors, lasted nine to ten weeks at either Cochran Field at Macon, Georgia or Gunter Field, Montgomery, Alabama.


American commuter airline brand founded by Pacific Air Holdings to operate flights in Georgia after the airline was awarded an Essential Air Service contract to serve Athens and Macon, Georgia.

GeorgiaSkies Cessna 208B N304PW

Macon (Middle Georgia Regional Airport)

Perry–Houston County Airport

Public airport located four miles northwest of the central business district of Perry, a city in Houston County, Georgia, United States and 10 mi south of Warner Robins, Georgia.

2006 USGS airphoto

Opened in July 1942, during World War II, the Perry–Houston County airport was used as an auxiliary training airfield for the Army pilot school at Cochran Army Airfield.

Central Georgia

Area containing the metropolitan region surrounding the city of Macon, in Bibb County in the U.S. state of Georgia.

Harmonic Hall, circa 1876 - DPLA

The region features a regional airport, the Middle Georgia Regional Airport.

Bainbridge Air Base

Closed United States Air Force base.

Bainbridge Army Airfield, Georgia, 1944
Flightline of Bainbridge Army Airfield, Georgia, 1944
Photograph of special services officer's building, June 1944
Photograph of airplanes at the Bainbridge Army Airfield, 1944
Photograph of men in front of a U.S. Air Force plane, Bainbridge, Georgia, 1956

Remaining flight cadets were reassigned to Shaw AAF and Cochran AAF to complete basic flight training.

Georgia State Route 49

122.8 mi state highway that travels southwest-to-northeast through portions of Terrell, Sumter, Macon, Peach, Houston, Bibb, Jones, and Baldwin counties, mainly in the central part of the U.S. state of Georgia.

Australian State Route 3 marker

The concurrent routes pass northwest of Middle Georgia Regional Airport, before curving to the north.

Spence Air Base

United States Air Force base that operated from 1941 to 1961.

2006 USGS airphoto
Spence Army Airfield aerial photo, 1943
North American AT-6 Texan advanced flight trainers, 1943. "SP" was the fuselage code for Spence AAF
Curtiss P-40F Warhawks after their arrival at Spence AAF, 1944. Curtiss P-40F-20-CU in foreground.

The AAF also closed the basic flying school at Cochran AAF in Macon and moved basic flying instruction to Spence flying the AT-6 aircraft previously used for the advanced training.

Gunter Annex

United States Air Force installation located in the North-northeast suburbs of Montgomery, Alabama.

The Maxwell-Gunter Honor Guard at Gunter Annex
Gunter Air Force Base – 17 February 1950
Emblem of the 754th ELSG

As such, it also trained instructors and other personnel for the other Basic Training bases opened in the Southeast that included Cochran AAF in Macon, Georgia; Bainbridge AB, Georgia; Greenville AAF, Mississippi; Shaw AAF in Sumter, South Carolina; and at Augusta, Georgia's civilian-run Bush Field.