Miami Homestead General Aviation Airport
|Miami Homestead General Aviation Airport|
|Operator||Miami-Dade Aviation Department (MDAD)|
|Location||Miami-Dade County, Florida|
|Elevation AMSL||9 ft / 3 m|
Miami Homestead General Aviation Airport (FAA LID: X51) is a county-owned public-use airport in unincorporated Miami-Dade County, Florida, United States, located four nautical miles (7 km) northwest of the central business district of Homestead.
The airport was renamed from "Homestead General Aviation Airport" to "Miami Homestead General Aviation Airport" in December 2014 by the Miami-Dade County Commission.
Facilities and aircraft
Homestead General Aviation Airport covers an area of 960 acres (390 ha) at an elevation of 9 feet (3 m) above mean sea level. It has two asphalt paved runways: 18/36 is 3,999 by 100 feet (1,219 x 30 m) and 10/28 is 3,000 by 75 feet (913 x 23 m). It also has one turf runway: 9U/27U is 2,500 by 150 feet (762 x 46 m).
For the 12-month period ending June 18, 2002, the airport had 72,084 aircraft operations, an average of 197 per day: 70% general aviation, 1% air taxi and 1% military. At that time there were 64 aircraft based at this airport: 66% single-engine, 13% multi-engine, 19% ultralight , 3% helicopter and 43% glider
There is extensive glider activity due to the presence of Miami Gliders, a glider flight school, operating out of runway 9 turf. Homestead is also the home of south Florida's oldest and best known skydiving center, Skydive Miami.
- Miami Homestead General Aviation Airport page
- FAA Terminal Procedures for X51, effective May 25, 2017
- Resources for this airport: