Named after Captain Channing Page, a local World War I flying ace and the first Floridian to receive a commission in the Army Air Corps. Page Field has a long history of service, both to the nation and Southwest Florida. During World War II, the airport was a bomber and fighter training base. After the war, Page Field became the region’s primary airport, providing commercial airline service from the 1950s to the 1980s. When Southwest Florida International Airport was certified for operation in 1983, KFMY was designated a general aviation reliever airport and has continued to serve the private and business aviation sector ever since.