DeKalb Taylor Municipal Airport

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Coordinates: 41°56′01.8033″N 088°42′20.471″W / 41.933834250°N 88.70568639°W / 41.933834250; -88.70568639

DeKalb Taylor Municipal Airport
Airport type Public
Owner City of DeKalb
Location DeKalb, Illinois
Elevation AMSL 914 ft / 279 m
Website [1]
DKB is located in Illinois
DKB is located in the US
Location of airport in Illinois/United States
Direction Length Surface
ft m
2/20 7,026 2,142 Asphalt
9/27 4,201 1,280 Asphalt
Based aircraft (2016) 75
Source: [2]

DeKalb Taylor Municipal Airport (ICAO: KDKBFAA LID: DKB) which opened in April 1944, is a general aviation airport and is situated on 920 acres (3.7 km2) at an elevation of 914 ft (279 m) and located two miles (3.2 km) east of DeKalb, Illinois, United States. DeKalb Taylor Municipal Airport is located approximately 60 mi (97 km) west of Chicago. The airport is open 24 hours a day and is owned by the city of DeKalb.

Airport Operational Statistics[edit]

In 2007, there were an average of 74 daily aircraft operations: 73% transient general aviation, 23% local general aviation and 4% air taxi operations. In September 2016, there were 75 aircraft based at this airport: 67 single-engine, 7 multi-engine and 1 helicopter.[1]


KDKB has two runways: runway 2/20 measures 7,026 ft x 100 ft (2,142 m x 30 m) and runway 9/27 measures 4,201 ft x 75 ft (1,280 m x 23 m). Furthermore, all runways are surfaced with asphalt and grooved.[2] Runway 02 is equipped with an instrument landing system (ILS), which allows for instrument approaches. Moreover, GPS approaches can be made to all runways.[1][3] Runway 2/20 is fully suitable for take-offs of corporate aircraft, such as the Boeing Business Jet, for non-stop flights to Europe and China.[1][4]

Fixed-Base Operator[edit]

DeKalb Flight Center, which is the airport's fixed-base operator (FBO), provides a wide range of airport services, including the following: Aviation fuel Avgas 100LL, Jet A, aircraft parking (ramp or tiedown), aircraft de-icing, hangars, hangar leasing / sales, GPU / power cart, flight training, charter services, aircraft rental and aircraft parts.[5] Furthermore, wireless LAN (WLAN) access is available to all DeKalb Flight Center customers.


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