Hector International Airport

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Coordinates: 46°55′14″N 096°48′57″W / 46.92056°N 96.81583°W / 46.92056; -96.81583

Hector International Airport (IATA: FARICAO: KFARFAA LID: FAR) is a joint civil-military public airport located three miles (5 km) northwest of the central business district of Fargo, a city in Cass County, North Dakota, United States. It is owned by the City of Fargo Municipal Airport Authority.[1]

The airport was named after Martin Hector, who donated the land the airport is situated on.[3] Customs service is available for aircraft arriving from Canada and other countries. Hector International has no scheduled passenger airline service out of the country but receives its international title (like many other airports) because of this customs service.

The airport is also home to the Happy Hooligans of the 119th Wing (119 WG), a unit of the North Dakota Air National Guard that operates the C-21A Lear Jet and MQ-1 Predator.

The airport was the intended destination for the airplane carrying Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and J.P. Richardson on February 3, 1959. The airplane crashed shortly after takeoff from Clear Lake, Iowa, killing the 3 musicians and the pilot.


Current Airport Manager

The current Airport Manager is Shawn Dobberstein. Mr. Dobberstein has spent nearly two decades with the Fargo Airport Authority, and is also an alumnus of nearby North Dakota State University (NDSU). Dobberstein is 1986 graduate at NDSU with a Bachelor of Science in Animal Science-Business and Minor in Agricultural Economics, he also earned his Master’s in 1992. In April of 1991 Dobberstein joined the Fargo Airport Authority as an assistant to the Executive Director. This position lasted five years and ten months before he took the Executive Director position in January 2007. He has held this position consecutively for the last 14 years. [4]

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