About Danielson Airport

Danielson Airport (KLZD) is a public-use, publically owned general aviation airport on 257 acres, located approximately two miles northwest of Danielson in the Town of Killingly, in Windham County. The Airport consists of a single 2,700 foot asphalt runway with a full parallel taxiway. Airport facilities include aircraft T-hangars, an aircraft maintenance shop, a flight school, and a seasonal skydiving operation.

The smallest of the six State owned airports, Danielson’s primary role as a small general aviation airport is to serve recreational pilots, personal flight training activity, and general aviation business operations in Northeastern Connecticut. In doing so, the Airport provides aircraft storage, maintenance, and self-fueling facilities for piston-driven single- and multi-engine aircraft.

Airport History

Danielson Airport, located in the northeast corner of the state, was named for General James Danielson, the builder of the first house in the settlement of Danielson.  The airport was originally developed as a small air strip to accommodate aircraft arriving for service at the Harvard H. Ellis Regional Vocational Technical School.  Funding for the school and the airport came from the state legislature. The single paved runway was completed in 1962.  During the Infrastructure Renewal Program of 1984, Danielson received upgrades including new security fences, a rotating beacon, and new surfaces on roadways and parking areas. Effective July 1, 2013, FAA approved transfer of the State’s six airports, including Danielson Airport, from the Connecticut Department of Transportation to the Connecticut Airport Authority.