Indianola Municipal Airport

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
For the airport which had IATA code IDL when it was known as Idlewild Airport, see John F. Kennedy International Airport.
Indianola Municipal Airport
(former Indianola Auxiliary Field)
Indianola Municipal Airport - Mississippi.jpg
USGS 2006 orthophoto
IATA: noneICAO: KIDLFAA LID: IDL
Summary
Airport type Public
Owner City of Indianola
Serves Indianola, Mississippi
Elevation AMSL 126 ft / 38 m
Coordinates 33°29′09″N 090°40′44″W / 33.48583°N 90.67889°W / 33.48583; -90.67889Coordinates: 33°29′09″N 090°40′44″W / 33.48583°N 90.67889°W / 33.48583; -90.67889
Map
IDL is located in Mississippi
IDL
IDL
Location of airport in Mississippi
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
18/36 7,004 2,135 Concrete
Statistics (2012)
Aircraft operations 21,500
Based aircraft 21
Source: Federal Aviation Administration[1]

Indianola Municipal Airport (ICAO: KIDLFAA LID: IDL) is a public use airport in Sunflower County, Mississippi, United States.[1] The airport is owned by the City of Indianola[1][2] and located two nautical miles (4 km) northwest of the central business district.[1]

This airport is included in the National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2011–2015, which categorized it as a general aviation facility.[3] In 2010 the airport received a $88,997 Federal Aviation Administration Airport Improvement Program grant to rehabilitate the airport beacon and to fund the installation of a water system.[2]

Although many U.S. airports use the same three-letter location identifier for the FAA and IATA, this airport is assigned IDL by the FAA[1] but has no designation from the IATA.[4][5]

History[edit]

The airport was opened during World War II, and was designated as Indianola Auxiliary Field and was used as an auxiliary training airfield supporting the Army pilot training school at Greenville Army Airfield. It was turned over for civil use in January 1947. [6]

Facilities and aircraft[edit]

Indianola Municipal Airport covers an area of 600 acres (243 ha) at an elevation of 126 feet (38 m) above mean sea level. It has one runway designated 18/36 with a concrete surface measuring 7,004 by 150 feet (2,135 x 46 m).[1]

For the 12-month period ending February 8, 2012, the airport had 21,500 general aviation aircraft operations, an average of 58 per day. At that time there were 21 aircraft based at this airport: 86% single-engine and 14% multi-engine.[1]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g FAA Airport Master Record for IDL (Form 5010 PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. Effective November 15, 2012.
  2. ^ a b "Poplarville, Hattiesburg among airports receiving grants." WDAM. March 12, 2010. Retrieved on September 23, 2010.
  3. ^ "2011–2015 NPIAS Report, Appendix A" (PDF, 2.03 MB). National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems. Federal Aviation Administration. October 4, 2010. 
  4. ^ "IATA Airport Code Search (IDL)". International Air Transport Association. Retrieved August 14, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Indianola Municipal Airport (IATA: none, ICAO: KIDL, FAA: IDL)". Great Circle Mapper. Retrieved August 14, 2013. 
  6. ^  This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the Air Force Historical Research Agency.

External links[edit]