Beaver Island Airport

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Beaver Island Airport
Airport type Public
Owner St. James & Peaine Townships
Serves Beaver Island, Michigan
Elevation AMSL 669 ft / 204 m
Coordinates 45°41′32″N 085°33′59″W / 45.69222°N 85.56639°W / 45.69222; -85.56639
Direction Length Surface
ft m
9/27 4,300 1,311 Asphalt
14/32 3,300 1,006 Turf
5/23 2,130 649 Turf
Statistics (2006)
Aircraft operations 9,210

Beaver Island Airport (ICAO: KSJXFAA LID: SJX) is a public use airport located on Beaver Island in Charlevoix County, Michigan, United States. It is owned by St. James Township and Peaine Township.[1] According to the FAA's National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2009–2013, it is categorized as a general aviation airport.[2]

Although many U.S. airports use the same three-letter location identifier for the FAA and IATA, this airport is assigned SJX by the FAA and no designation from the IATA[3] (which assigned SJX to Sartaneja Airport in Sartaneja, Belize[4]).

Facilities and aircraft[edit]

Beaver Island Airport covers an area of 130 acres (53 ha) at an elevation of 669 feet (204 m) above mean sea level. It has three runways: 9/27 has an asphalt pavement measuring 4,300 by 75 feet (1,311 x 23 m); 14/32 and 5/23 have turf surfaces measuring 3,300 by 120 feet (1,006 x 37 m) and 2,130 by 120 feet (649 x 37 m) respectively.[1] Runways 14/32 and 5/23 are closed November through April, and also when snow-covered. Access to the airport is via Donnell Mor's Lane.

For the 12-month period ending December 31, 2006, the airport had 9,210 aircraft operations, an average of 25 per day: 60% air taxi and 40% general aviation.[1]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Fresh Air Aviation Charlevoix
Island Airways Charlevoix


  1. ^ a b c d FAA Airport Master Record for SJX (Form 5010 PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. Effective 8 April 2010.
  2. ^ National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2009–2013: Appendix A: Part 3 (PDF, 1.28 MB). Federal Aviation Administration. Updated 15 October 2008.
  3. ^ "Beaver Island, Michigan (ICAO: KSJX, FAA: SJX)". Great Circle Mapper. Retrieved 23 May 2010. 
  4. ^ "Sartaneja, Belize (IATA: SJX)". Great Circle Mapper. Retrieved 23 May 2010. 

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