Door County Cherryland Airport

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Door County Cherryland Airport
Airport type Public
Owner Door County
Serves Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin
Elevation AMSL 724 ft / 221 m
Coordinates 44°50′37″N 087°25′18″W / 44.84361°N 87.42167°W / 44.84361; -87.42167Coordinates: 44°50′37″N 087°25′18″W / 44.84361°N 87.42167°W / 44.84361; -87.42167
SUE is located in Wisconsin
SUE is located in the US
Location of airport in Wisconsin / United States
Direction Length Surface
ft m
2/20 4,599 1,402 Asphalt
10/28 3,199 975 Asphalt
Aircraft operations (2015) 23,150
Based aircraft (2017) 35

Door County Cherryland Airport (IATA: SUEICAO: KSUEFAA LID: SUE) is a county owned public use airport in Door County, Wisconsin, United States. It is located two nautical miles (4 km) west of the central business district of Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin.[1] It is included in the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2017–2021, in which it is categorized as a local general aviation facility.[2]

Door County Cherryland Airport is home to the Door County Civil Air Patrol Senior Squadron (WI-197). The Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) Chapter 630, Peninsula Flyers, is also based at the airfield.

Facilities and aircraft[edit]

Door County Cherryland Airport covers an area of 436 acres (176 ha) at an elevation of 724 feet (221 m) above mean sea level. It has two asphalt paved runways: 2/20 is 4,599 by 75 feet (1,402 x 23 m) and 10/28 is 3,199 by 75 feet (975 x 23 m), all having approved GPS approaches.[1]

For the 12-month period ending May 29, 2015, the airport had 23,150 aircraft operations, an average of 63 per day: 97% general aviation, 2% air taxi and 1% military. In March 2017, there were 35 aircraft based at this airport: 29 single-engine, 1 multi-engine, 2 jet and 3 ultralight.[1]

Sign at airport entrance
Airport terminal building


On April 2, 2012, an 81-year-old pilot was flying with his wife when he lost consciousness and ultimately died in mid-air. His 80-year-old wife took over the controls of the plane and successfully landed it at Door County Cherryland Airport. Her husband was pronounced dead on scene.[3]


  1. ^ a b c d FAA Airport Master Record for SUE (Form 5010 PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. effective Mar 30, 2017.
  2. ^ "List of NPIAS Airports" (PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. 21 October 2016. Retrieved 23 November 2016. 
  3. ^ "Wisconsin woman, 80, lands plane after pilot husband dies at controls". Pioneer Press. Associated Press. April 2, 2012. 

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