Grand Central Airport

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Grand Central Airport
Grand Central Airport-001.jpg
Airport typePublic
OwnerOld Mutual Life Assurance Company of South Africa
LocationMidrand, South Africa
Elevation AMSL5,327 ft / 1,624 m
Coordinates25°59′11″S 028°08′24″E / 25.98639°S 28.14000°E / -25.98639; 28.14000Coordinates: 25°59′11″S 028°08′24″E / 25.98639°S 28.14000°E / -25.98639; 28.14000
WebsiteGrand Central Airport
GCJ is located in Greater Johannesburg
Location in the Johannesburg area
Direction Length Surface
m ft
17/35 1,830 6,004 Asphalt
Source: DAFIF[1][2]

Grand Central Airport (IATA: GCJ, ICAO: FAGC) is a small privately owned airfield which is open to public air traffic. It is located in Midrand, halfway between Johannesburg and Pretoria in South Africa. Prior permission to land at Grand Central is not required for light aircraft pilots; a radio call is sufficient.

The airfield was started in the 1930s by a group of motor racing enthusiasts who were also interested in flying. Their old race track, although no longer in use, can be seen from the air on the north west side of the airfield.

Grand Central is a fully equipped airfield and is open 24 hours a day. The complex incorporates a modern terminal building (although it lacks Customs facilities). It is also the base of numerous flying schools for both fixed-wing aircraft and helicopters. There are 2 or 3 fixed-base operators on the airfield which provides maintenance and repair facilities for light aircraft.

This is a small airfield that is restricted to light aircraft only.



Radio mast in area


  1. ^ Airport information for FAGC at World Aero Data. Data current as of October 2006.Source: DAFIF.
  2. ^ Airport information for GCJ at Great Circle Mapper. Source: DAFIF (effective October 2006).

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