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Hendricks Army Airfield

Sebring Regional Airport

128 Authority Lane
Sebring, Florida 33870
Highlands County
(863) 655-6455

This site is located in the Central region of the state.


The Sebring Regional Airport is located southeast of Sebring approximtely four miles east of US27 and one mile north of US98. From US27 south of Sebring, turn east on US98 and north on Airport Road to site.

Named for Florida native, Woodruff Hendricks, Jr., Hendricks Army Air Field came to life in January 1942 in what had been Lake Wales Ridge scrub land. The first B-17 Flying Fortress arrived later that month and graduation of the first Combat Crew School occurred on April 15, 1942. As many as 7,000 weekly takeoffs and landings were not unusual. A complement of 2,600 officers and men were required to staff the facility, which included eighty WACS at one point. Early in the war, B-17s flew from Hendricks on submarine patrol along the Atlantic coast. Auxiliary fields were located at Conners Field in Okeechobee and Imokalee Municipal Airport.

Deactivated in December 1945, the former Hendricks facility is home to Sebring Municipal Airport and Sebring International Raceway, home of the Sebring 12-Hour Endurance Race.


Sebring Regional Airport