Independence Municipal Airport (Iowa)

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Independence Municipal Airport
Airport typePublic
OwnerCity of Independence
ServesIndependence, Iowa
Elevation AMSL979 ft / 298 m
Coordinates42°27′25″N 091°56′52″W / 42.45694°N 91.94778°W / 42.45694; -91.94778
IIB is located in Iowa
Location of airport in Iowa/United States
IIB is located in the United States
IIB (the United States)
Direction Length Surface
ft m
18/36 5,500 1,676 Concrete
Statistics (2009)
Aircraft operations9,100
Based aircraft24

Independence Municipal Airport (ICAO: KIIB, FAA LID: IIB) is a city-owned public-use airport located three nautical miles (6 km) southwest of the central business district of Independence, a city in Buchanan County, Iowa, United States.[1] As per the FAA's National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2009-2013, it is classified as a general aviation airport.[2]

Although most U.S. airports use the same three-letter location identifier for the FAA and IATA, this airport is assigned IIB by the FAA but has no designation from the IATA.[3]

Facilities and aircraft[edit]

Independence Municipal Airport covers an area of 161 acres (65 ha) at an elevation of 979 feet (298 m) above mean sea level. It has one runway designated 18/36 with a concrete surface measuring 5,500 by 100 feet (1,676 x 30 m).[1]

For the 12-month period ending March 26, 2009, the airport had 9,100 aircraft operations, an average of 24 per day: 87% general aviation, 12% military and 1% air taxi. At that time there were 24 aircraft based at this airport: 79% single-engine, 4% multi-engine and 17% ultralight.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d FAA Airport Master Record for IIB (Form 5010 PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. Effective 27 Aug 2009.
  2. ^ FAA National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems: 2009–2013 Archived August 6, 2011, at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ KIIB - Independence, Iowa - Independence Municipal Airport. Great Circle Mapper. Accessed 20 Feb 2010.

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