On January 21, 1928, 47 local business men signed the Stud Horse Note, agreeing to finance the construction of Tulsa’s first airport, and support its operation thereafter. These civic minded leaders comprised the airport’s first executive committee.
Today, Tulsa Airports Improvement Trust (TAIT) administers, manages and operates Tulsa International Airport and R.L. Jones, Jr. Airport. TAIT’s mission is to provide a safe, efficient, self-supporting airport system for the citizens of the Tulsa metropolitan area and surrounding region.