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 type Public
Owner City of Dayton
Serves Dayton, Ohio
Location Miami Township, Montgomery County / Clearcreek Township, Warren County
Elevation AMSL 957 ft / 292 m
MGY is located in Ohio
MGY is located in the US
Location of airport in Ohio / United States
Direction Length Surface
ft m
2/20 5,000 1,524 Asphalt
Statistics (2005)
Aircraft operations 89,045
Based aircraft 90

Dayton–Wright Brothers Airport (IATA: MGYICAO: KMGYFAA 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 August 2, 2013, the airport had 89,060 aircraft operations, an average of 244 per day: 93% general aviation, 7% air taxi and <1% military. There are 90 aircraft based at this airport: 69% single engine, 26% multi-engine, 2% helicopter and 4% 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". Retrieved 2009-05-03. 

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