Originally built by Cooper Communities' John Cooper to provide transportation for prospective clients, and moved from a Thunderbird lake side site to the southwest end of the Village, the original airport facility was ultimately absorbed by the city of Ash Flat.
In 1998, Sharp County, Hardy, Highland, Cherokee Village and Ash Flat assumed responsibility for the operation and reorganized as the Sharp County Regional Airport Authority. Each of the political entities contributes to support the facility and provides city/county residents as board members.
Incremental improvements since 1998 are a 75 X 5150 foot runway with pilot controlled lights, two non-precision instrument approaches (GPS, NDB) and self-serve fuel capabilities (100ll and Jet A).
CVK provides an AP/IA mechanic on field and offers landing, overnight tie-downs without fees. Hangar space is available.