Griffith-Merrillville Airport

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Griffith-Merrillville Airport
IATA: noneICAO: noneFAA LID: 05C
Airport type Public
Owner Griffith Aviation, Inc.
Location Griffith, Indiana
Elevation AMSL 634 ft / 193 m
Coordinates 41°31′11″N 087°23′58″W / 41.51972°N 87.39944°W / 41.51972; -87.39944
Direction Length Surface
ft m
8/26 4,900 1,494 Asphalt
Statistics (2006)
Aircraft operations 33,699
Based aircraft 61
Sources: Airport[1] and FAA[2]

Griffith-Merrillville Airport (FAA LID: 05C) is a public-use airport located two nautical miles (4 km) east of the central business district of Griffith, a town in Lake County, Indiana, United States. It is privately owned by Griffith Aviation, Inc.[2]

Facilities and aircraft[edit]

Griffith-Merrillville Airport covers an area of 122 acres (49 ha) at an elevation of 634 feet (193 m) above mean sea level. It has one asphalt paved runway designated 8/26 which measures 4,900 by 75 feet (1,494 x 23 m).[2] The runway has VOR/DME, GPS Instrument Approaches and Pilot Controlled Lighting.[1]

Airport services include a fixed base operator (FBO) and flight school from Griffith Aviation, full service maintenance from Great Northern and custom engine overhauls from G & N Aircraft. Both 100LL gas and Jet A fuel are available.[1]

For the 12-month period ending August 23, 2006, the airport had 33,699 aircraft operations, an average of 92 per day: 99% general aviation and 1% air taxi. At that time there were 61 aircraft based at this airport: 67% single-engine, 23% multi-engine and 10% helicopter.[2]


  1. ^ a b c Griffith-Merrillville Airport, official site
  2. ^ a b c d FAA Airport Master Record for 05C (Form 5010 PDF), effective 2009-05-07.

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