Ames Municipal Airport

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Ames Municipal Airport
Airport typePublic
OwnerCity of Ames
ServesAmes, Iowa
Location2 miles SE
Elevation AMSL956 ft / 291 m
Coordinates41°59′31″N 93°37′18″W / 41.99194°N 93.62167°W / 41.99194; -93.62167
AMW is located in Iowa
Location of airport in Iowa / United States
AMW is located in the United States
AMW (the United States)
Direction Length Surface
ft m
1/19 5,701 1,738 Asphalt
13/31 3,491 1,064 Concrete
Aircraft operations (2013)33,751
Based aircraft (2017)86

Ames Municipal Airport (IATA: AMW, ICAO: KAMW, FAA LID: AMW) is a city-owned public-use airport located two miles (3 km) southeast of the central business district of Ames, a city in Story County, Iowa, United States.[1]

Facilities and aircraft[edit]

Ames Municipal Airport covers an area of 700 acres (280 ha) which contains an asphalt paved runway 1/19 measuring 5,701 by 100 ft (1,738 by 30 m) and a concrete runway 13/31 measuring 3,491 by 75 ft (1,064 by 23 m).[1]

For the 12-month period ending September 30, 2013, the airport had 33,751 aircraft operations: 94% general aviation, 5% air taxi and 1% military. In January 2017, there were 86 aircraft based at the airport: 61 single-engine, 7 multi-engine, 2 jet, 13 glider and 3 ultralight.[1]

According to NTSB records, the airport has had no fatal accidents since 1962 (the earliest year which can be searched in their database).


  1. ^ a b c d FAA Airport Master Record for AMW (Form 5010 PDF), effective Jan 5, 2017.

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