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Watertown  International Airport

Business Center

In Memory of Mary Cooper Cox


Our new office facility officially opened in July of 2015 which includes over 14,000 square feet of hangar space and an additional 4,800 square feet of office space. Amenities to the traveling public are numerous; with conference rooms for rent, a pilot lounge, FBO/General Aviation service counter, lobby area, weather briefing area, kitchenette, flight school space, and airport administrative staff offices, this building will serve the community well. For more information or to reserve the conference room please contact airport administration at 315-786-6000.

About Mary Cooper Cox 


Mary Cooper Cox started flying in 1942 under the instruction of Russ Walling, flight instructor and operations manager at Watertown Airport. She graduated with the 11th class of WASPs at Avenger Field, Sweetwater, Texas, in April 1944. She served as an instructor at the Naval base in Miami and as a test pilot at Cochran Field, Macon, Ga.


In a profile, the Watertown Daily Times noted her father was the first chairman of the Watertown Airport Commission, and quoted her saying  "Dad told the instructor, 'Teach my girl to fly - that's what she always wanted to do,'"


After the war, she remained active in aviation in the Watertown area.  The Watertown International Airport is proud to note its association with Ms. Cox by naming the business center in her honor.

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