Mackinac Island Airport

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Mackinac Island Airport
Mackinac Island Airport.jpg
IATA: MCDICAO: KMCDFAA LID: MCD
Summary
Airport type Public
Owner Mackinac Island State Park Commission
Serves Mackinac Island, Michigan
Elevation AMSL 739 ft / 225 m
Coordinates 45°51′54″N 084°38′14″W / 45.86500°N 84.63722°W / 45.86500; -84.63722Coordinates: 45°51′54″N 084°38′14″W / 45.86500°N 84.63722°W / 45.86500; -84.63722
Map
MCD is located in Michigan
MCD
MCD
Location of airport in Michigan
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
8/26 3,500 1,067 Cement
Statistics (2009)
Aircraft operations 11,100
Based aircraft 2
Mackinac Island Airport
Part of Mackinac Island (#66000397)
Added to NRHP October 9, 1960

Mackinac Island Airport (IATA: MCDICAO: KMCDFAA LID: MCD) is a public use airport in Mackinac County, Michigan, United States.[1] It is located one nautical mile (1.9 km) northwest of downtown Mackinac Island, Michigan[1] in the center of Mackinac Island. The airport is owned by Mackinac Island State Park Commission.[1] It is included in the National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2011–2015, which categorized it as a general aviation facility.[2]

Mackinac Island Airport started as a grass strip in 1934. It got a paved runway in 1963 and a terminal building in 1969.[3] A $4.6 million project in 2012 moved the runway 65 feet east to a flatter location.

Facilities and aircraft[edit]

Map shows airport in interior of Mackinac Island, with runway oriented east-west

Mackinac Island Airport covers an area of 125 acres (51 ha) at an elevation of 739 feet (225 m) above mean sea level. It has one runway designated 8/26 with an asphalt surface measuring 3,500 by 75 feet (1,067 x 23 m).[1]

For the 12-month period ending December 31, 2009, the airport had 11,100 aircraft operations, an average of 30 per day: 68.5% general aviation and 31.5% air taxi. At that time there were two single-engine aircraft based at this airport.[1]

  • The airport is staffed September through May from 7:30AM until 5:30PM, and June through August from 8AM until 5PM.
  • There is no fuel available at Mackinac Island Airport. The closest FBOs with fuel are in St. Ignace, Cheboygan and Pellston.
  • No camping is allowed on Mackinac Island, but nearby Bois Blanc island has an airstrip and allows camping at the field.
  • Pilot Controlled Lighting is on 122.8, UNICOM is on 122.7

Transit[edit]

  • The airport is accessible by road from Annex Road, and is close to (but not directly accessible from) M-185. One special note is that no motorized vehicles, with the exception of emergency vehicles, and snowmobiles in winter, are allowed on Mackinac Island. Travel on the island is accomplished on foot, horse, horse-drawn vehicle, or bicycle.
  • There are no bicycle rentals available at the airport, but some private bikes can be stored in the racks outside.
  • The airport UNICOM operator can usually be reached during normal business hours on the UNICOM frequency 122.7. The UNICOM operator can call a horse-drawn taxi for you.
  • The airport is about a 20-minute walk from the downtown area. The quickest route to downtown is to turn left from Airport Road onto Annex Road to the next major intersection and turn right on Cadotte Avenue (formerly known as, and still sometimes posted as, Hoban Road). Cadotte Ave. runs through the residential area known as Harrisonville and eventually leads to downtown.
  • The Stonecliffe resort and Woods Restaurant are immediately off the west end of the runway. There is a gate in the fence which leads directly to the Stonecliffe grounds.

Charter airlines[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f FAA Airport Master Record for MCD (Form 5010 PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. Effective May 31, 2012.
  2. ^ "2011–2015 NPIAS Report, Appendix A" (PDF, 2.03 MB). National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems. Federal Aviation Administration. October 4, 2010. 
  3. ^ Mackinac Island Airport Project Celebrated With Rededication, Mackinac Island Town Crier, James Dau, August 4, 2012

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