Frankfort Dow Memorial Field

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Frankfort Dow Memorial Field
Airport type Public
Owner Frankfort City-County Airport Authority
Serves Frankfort, Michigan
Elevation AMSL 633 ft / 193 m
Coordinates 44°37′31″N 086°12′03″W / 44.62528°N 86.20083°W / 44.62528; -86.20083
Direction Length Surface
ft m
15/33 4,050 1,234 Asphalt
Statistics (2007)
Aircraft operations 4,000
Based aircraft 23

Frankfort Dow Memorial Field (ICAO: KFKSFAA LID: FKS, formerly 3D4) is a public use airport located two nautical miles (3.7 km) southeast of the central business district of Frankfort, a city in Benzie County, Michigan, United States. It is owned by the Frankfort City-County Airport Authority.[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 FKS by the FAA and no designation from the IATA[3] (which assigned FKS to Fukushima Airport in Fukushima Prefecture, Japan[4]).

Facilities and aircraft[edit]

Frankfort Dow Memorial Field covers an area of 168 acres (68 ha) at an elevation of 633 feet (193 m) above mean sea level. It has one runway designated 15/33 with an asphalt surface measuring 4,050 by 75 feet (1,234 x 23 m).[1] The airport is staffed from 8AM until 5PM.

For the 12-month period ending December 31, 2007, the airport had 4,000 general aviation aircraft operations, an average of 10 per day. At that time there were 23 aircraft based at this airport: 65.2% single-engine, 4.3% multi-engine, 26.1% glider and 4.3% ultralight.[1]


The airport is accessible by road from Airport Rd, and is close to M-22 and M-115.


  1. ^ a b c d FAA Airport Master Record for FKS (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. ^ "Frankfort, Michigan - Frankfort Dow Memorial Field (ICAO: KFKS, FAA: FKS)". Great Circle Mapper. Retrieved 24 May 2010. 
  4. ^ "Fukushima, Honshu, Japan (IATA: FKS, ICAO: RJSF)". Great Circle Mapper. Retrieved 24 May 2010. 

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