Madras Municipal Airport
|Madras Municipal Airport
Madras Army Airfield
|2006 USGS Orthophoto|
|IATA: MDJ – ICAO: none – FAA LID: S33|
|Owner||City of Madras|
|Location||Jefferson County, near Madras, Oregon|
|Elevation AMSL||2,437 ft / 743 m|
|Source: Federal Aviation Administration|
Madras Municipal Airport (IATA: MDJ, FAA LID: S33), formerly City-County Airport, is a public use airport located three nautical miles (6 km) northwest of the central business district of Madras, a city in Jefferson County, Oregon, United States. According to the FAA's National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2009–2013, it is classified as a general aviation airport.
Originally known as Madras Army Air Field, this was a World War II Army Air Corps training base for B-17 Flying Fortress and Bell P-63 Kingcobras. In 2000, the airport began hosting the annual Airshow of the Cascades. The Erickson Aircraft Collection moved from the Tillamook Air Museum to the Madras Airport in 2014.
Facilities and aircraft
Madras Municipal Airport covers an area of 2,098 acres (849 ha) at an elevation of 2,437 feet (743 m) above mean sea level. It has two asphalt paved runways: 16/34 is 5,089 by 75 feet (1,551 x 23 m) and 4/22 is 2,701 by 50 feet (823 x 15 m).
For the 12-month period ending July 9, 2007, the airport had 10,735 aircraft operations, an average of 29 per day: 93% general aviation, 6% air taxi, and 1% military. At that time there were 52 aircraft based at this airport: 94% single-engine, 2% multi-engine and 4% ultralight.
- FAA Airport Master Record for S33 ( PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. Effective 17 December 2009.
- FAA National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems: 2009–2013
- Hale, Jamie (August 14, 2014). "'You can feel the heat on your face': Airshow of the Cascades brings explosive aerial action to Madras". The Oregonian. Retrieved 27 August 2014.
- Hale, Jamie (August 23, 2014). "The 2014 Airshow of the Cascades flies over scenic Madras (your photos)". The Oregonian. Retrieved 27 August 2014.
- Airport/Industrial Park page at City of Madras website
- Madras Dragstrip - located on south end of airport
- Aerial photo as of 26 July 2000 from USGS The National Map
- FAA Terminal Procedures for S33, effective August 21, 2014
- Resources for this airport: