Griffith-Merrillville Airport

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Griffith-Merrillville Airport
Airport type Public
Owner Griffith Aviation, Inc.
Location Griffith, Indiana
Opened January 1962 (1962-01)[1]
Elevation AMSL 634 ft / 193 m
Coordinates 41°31′11″N 087°23′58″W / 41.51972°N 87.39944°W / 41.51972; -87.39944
05C is located in Indiana
05C is located in the US
Location of airport in Indiana/United States
Direction Length Surface
ft m
8/26 4,900 1,494 Asphalt
Aircraft operations (2006) 33,699
Based aircraft (2015) 71
Sources: Airport[2] and FAA[3]

Griffith-Merrillville Airport (FAA LID: 05C) is a public-use airport two miles east of Griffith, in Lake County, Indiana, United States. It is privately owned by Griffith Aviation, Inc.[3]


The airport covers 122 acres (49 ha) at an elevation of 634 feet (193 m). Its runway, 8/26, is 4,900 by 75 feet (1,494 x 23 m) asphalt.[3] The runway has VOR/DME, GPS Instrument Approaches and Pilot Controlled Lighting.[2]

Airport services include a fixed-base operator (FBO) and flight school from Griffith Aviation, full service maintenance from Great Northern and custom engine overhauls from G & N Aircraft. Both 100LL gas and Jet A fuel are available.[2]

In the year ending August 23, 2006 the airport had 33,699 aircraft operations, average 92 per day: 99% general aviation and 1% air taxi. In 2015, 71 aircraft were based at the airport: 48 single-engine, 15 multi-engine, 1 jet and 7 helicopters. [3]


  1. ^ "Griffith-Merrillville Airport". AirNav, LLC. Retrieved 2016-10-18. 
  2. ^ a b c Griffith-Merrillville Airport, official site
  3. ^ a b c d FAA Airport Master Record for 05C (Form 5010 PDF), effective 2009-05-07.

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