Dayton–Wright Brothers Airport

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Coordinates: 39°35′20″N 084°13′30″W / 39.58889°N 84.22500°W / 39.58889; -84.22500

Dayton–Wright Brothers Airport
Wright B Flyer Museum.JPG
Wright B Flyer Museum
Airport typePublic
OwnerCity of Dayton
ServesDayton, Ohio
LocationMiami Township, Montgomery County / Clearcreek Township, Warren County
Elevation AMSL957 ft / 292 m
MGY is located in Ohio
Location of airport in Ohio / United States
MGY is located in the United States
MGY (the United States)
Direction Length Surface
ft m
2/20 5,000 1,524 Asphalt
Statistics (2016)
Aircraft operations89,045
Based aircraft67

Dayton–Wright Brothers Airport (IATA: MGY, ICAO: KMGY, FAA LID: MGY) is a public airport located 10 miles (16 km) south of the central business district of Dayton, Ohio, located mainly in Miami Township, Montgomery County and partly in Clearcreek Township, Warren County, near the suburb of Springboro. It is owned and operated by the City of Dayton[1] and serves as the reliever airport for Dayton International Airport. It mainly serves corporate and personal aircraft users.[2] The airport's identifying code, MGY, is a reference to its former name of Montgomery County Airport.

Facilities and aircraft[edit]

Dayton–Wright Brothers Airport covers an area of 541 acres (219 ha) which contains one asphalt paved runway (2/20) measuring 5,000 x 100 ft (1,524 x 30 m). The airport has instrument landing facilities, but does not have a control tower.[1]

For the 12-month period ending September 2, 2016, the airport had 89,045 aircraft operations, an average of 244 per day: 93% general aviation (48% general aviation local, 45% general aviation itinerant), 7% air taxi and <1% military. There are 67 aircraft based at this airport: 73% single engine, 15% multi-engine, 3% helicopter and 9% jet.[1]

The airport facilities also include a runway equipped with a partial precision approach consisting of a localizer (LOC), approach lighting system (MALS), runway lighting (MIRL) and a visual approach slope indicator (VASI), 68 T-hangars, 6 conventional hangars, 5,000 sq ft (460 m2). maintenance facility and 9,600 sq ft (890 m2) administration building.[3]

Historic replicas[edit]

On the airport grounds is a replica of the Wright brothers' Huffman Prairie hangar, containing a museum and replica Wright B Flyer. The museum is open to the public during limited hours.[4]


  1. ^ a b c d FAA Airport Master Record for MGY (Form 5010 PDF), effective 2007-07-05
  2. ^ "Airport Information Overview". Retrieved 2009-04-21.
  3. ^ "Airport History and Information". Retrieved 2009-04-21.
  4. ^ "The Wright B Flyer organization". Archived from the original on 2008-12-11. Retrieved 2009-05-03.

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