Johnson County Executive Airport

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Johnson County Executive Airport
Summary
Airport typePublic
OwnerJohnson County
OperatorJohnson County Airport Commission
ServesOlathe, Kansas
Time zoneCST (UTC−06:00)
 • Summer (DST)CDT (UTC−05:00)
Elevation AMSL1,096 ft / 334 m
Coordinates38°50′51″N 94°44′15″W / 38.84750°N 94.73750°W / 38.84750; -94.73750Coordinates: 38°50′51″N 94°44′15″W / 38.84750°N 94.73750°W / 38.84750; -94.73750
Websitewww.jocogov.org/executive-airport
Maps
FAA diagram
FAA diagram
OJC is located in Kansas
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OJC
Location of airport in Kansas
OJC is located in the United States
OJC
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OJC (the United States)
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
18/36 4,098 1,249 Concrete
Helipads
Number Length Surface
ft m
H1 100 30 Asphalt
Statistics
Aircraft operations (2018)36,931
Based aircraft (2020)63

Johnson County Executive Airport (IATA: OJC, ICAO: KOJC, FAA LID: OJC) is a public airport located four miles (6 km) southeast of the central business district (CBD) of Olathe, a city in Johnson County, Kansas, USA. Measured by number of aircraft operations, the facility was the fourth-busiest airport in the state of Kansas in 2018.[1] The airport was on the FAA's list of airports where the control tower could be closed in September 2013, however it remains in operation.[2][3]

History[edit]

The airport was built as a Naval Auxiliary field for use in World War II.[4] It was deeded to the city of Olathe in 1951, and to Johnson County in 1967.

On March 7, 2017, a severe storm damaged several hangars and airplanes at Johnson County Executive Airport. The damages were blamed on straight-line winds reaching 80 to 85 mph (129 to 137 km/h).[5]

Facilities[edit]

Johnson County Executive Airport covers 568 acres (230 ha) and has one runway and one helipad:[1]

  • Runway 18/36: 4,098 x 75 ft. (1,249 x 23 m), Surface: Concrete
  • Helipad H1: 100 x 75 ft. (30 x 23 m), Surface: Asphalt (Closed indefinitely)

For the twelve-month period ending August 31, 2018, the airport had 36,931 aircraft operations, an average of 101 per day: 98% general aviation, 2% air taxi, and less than 1% military. In March 2020, there were 63 aircraft based at this airport: 56 single-engine, 6 multi-engine, and 1 helicopter.[1]

FBOs[edit]

Kansas City Aviation Center is an FBO at Johnson County Executive Airport and an authorized Pilatus, Piper aircraft dealership and service center. It was formerly a Diamond Aircraft dealership and service center.[6]

Air Associates of Kansas is an FBO at Johnson County Executive Airport and an authorized Cessna Service Center and Cessna Pilot Center. Air Associates provides flight training, charter, maintenance, fuel, hangar, aircraft tiedowns and pilot supplies.[7]

Ground view of KOJC from Taxi

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d FAA Airport Master Record for OJC (Form 5010 PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. effective March 26, 2020.
  2. ^ "FAA List of 'Air Traffic Control Facilities That Could be Closed'" (PDF). Retrieved July 8, 2013.
  3. ^ "Ending 'holding pattern,' FAA cancels plan to close towers". CNN.com. May 11, 2013. Retrieved July 8, 2013.
  4. ^ Johnson County Airport Commission (2001). "Johnson County Executive Airport". Retrieved November 20, 2010.
  5. ^ "Johnson County Executive Airport, dozens of homes damaged by strong winds". kansascity.com. Retrieved March 7, 2018.
  6. ^ Patrick, Kimberly (July 2007). "KCAC Announces New Diamond Dealership". Archived from the original on May 21, 2008. Retrieved July 15, 2008.
  7. ^ Air Associates of Kansas (2002). "Welcome to Air Associates of Kansas!". Retrieved September 4, 2008.

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