Indianapolis Regional Airport

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Indianapolis Regional Airport
Airport type Public
Owner Indianapolis Airport Authority
Operator Indy Jet
Serves Indianapolis, Indiana
Location Greenfield / McCordsville
Elevation AMSL 862 ft / 263 m
Coordinates 39°50′37″N 085°53′49″W / 39.84361°N 85.89694°W / 39.84361; -85.89694Coordinates: 39°50′37″N 085°53′49″W / 39.84361°N 85.89694°W / 39.84361; -85.89694
MQJ is located in Indiana
Location of airport in Indiana
Direction Length Surface
ft m
7/25 5,504 1,678 Asphalt
16/34 3,901 1,189 Concrete
Statistics (2011)
Aircraft operations 47,600
Based aircraft 125
Sources: FAA,[1] IAA.[2]

Indianapolis Regional Airport[1][2] (ICAO: KMQJFAA LID: MQJ) is a public use airport in Hancock County, Indiana, United States.[1] Owned by Indianapolis Airport Authority, it is 12 nautical miles (22 km) east of the central business district of Indianapolis.[1] The airport is also 7 nautical miles (13 km) northwest of Greenfield[3] and 3 nautical miles (6 km) southwest of McCordsville.[4] It was known as Mount Comfort Airport until March 2011.[2][5]

This facility is included in the National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2011–2015, which categorized it as a general aviation reliever airport[6] for Indianapolis International Airport. Although many U.S. airports use the same three-letter location identifier for the FAA and IATA, Indianapolis Regional Airport is assigned MQJ by the FAA[1] but has no designation from the IATA[7] (which assigned MQJ to Moma Airport in Khonuu, Russia).[8]

The airport is home to the Indianapolis Air Show.[9]

Facilities and aircraft[edit]

Indianapolis Regional Airport covers an area of 1,805 acres (730 ha) at an elevation of 862 feet (263 m) above mean sea level. It has two runways: 7/25 with a 5,504 by 100 ft (1,678 by 30 m) asphalt surface and 16/34 with a 3,901 by 75 ft (1,189 by 23 m) concrete surface.[1]

For the 12-month period ending December 31, 2011, the airport had 47,600 aircraft operations, an average of 130 per day: 84% general aviation and 16% air taxi. At that time there were 125 aircraft based at this airport: 86% single-engine, 9% multi-engine, 3% jet, 1% helicopter, and 1% glider.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g FAA Airport Master Record for MQJ (Form 5010 PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. Effective November 15, 2012.
  2. ^ a b c "Indianapolis Regional Airport". Indianapolis Airport Authority. Retrieved August 8, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Distance and heading from Greenfield to KMQJ". Great Circle Mapper. Retrieved August 8, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Distance and heading from McCordsville to KMQJ". Great Circle Mapper. Retrieved August 8, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Mount Comfort Airport becomes Indianapolis Regional on Friday, March 11, 2011" (PDF) (Press release). Indianapolis Airport Authority. March 9, 2011. 
  6. ^ "2011–2015 NPIAS Report, Appendix A" (PDF, 2.03 MB). National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems. Federal Aviation Administration. October 4, 2010. 
  7. ^ "Indianapolis Regional (IATA: none, ICAO: KMQJ, FAA: MQJ)". Great Circle Mapper. Retrieved August 8, 2013. 
  8. ^ "IATA Airport Code Search (MQJ – City: Khonuu, Airport: Moma)". International Air Transport Association. Retrieved August 8, 2013. 
  9. ^ Indianapolis Air Show

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