Madras Municipal Airport

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Madras Municipal Airport
Madras Army Airfield
Madras Municipal Airport - Oregon.jpg
2006 USGS Orthophoto
Airport type Public
Owner City of Madras
Serves Madras, Oregon
Location Jefferson County, near Madras, Oregon
Elevation AMSL 2,437 ft / 743 m
Coordinates 44°40′13″N 121°09′18″W / 44.67028°N 121.15500°W / 44.67028; -121.15500
MDJ is located in Oregon
Location of Madras Municipal Airport
Direction Length Surface
ft m
16/34 5,089 1,551 Asphalt
4/22 2,701 823 Asphalt
Statistics (2007)
Aircraft operations 10,735
Based aircraft 52
Old hangar, plane, and mountains

Madras Municipal Airport (IATA: MDJFAA LID: S33), formerly City-County Airport, is a public use airport located three nautical miles (6 km) northwest of the central business district of Madras, a city in Jefferson County, Oregon, United States.[1] According to the FAA's National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2009–2013, it is classified as a general aviation airport.[2]


Airport entrance marker

Originally known as Madras Army Air Field, this was a World War II Army Air Corps training base for B-17 Flying Fortress and Bell P-63 Kingcobras. In 2000, the airport began hosting the annual Airshow of the Cascades.[3] The Erickson Aircraft Collection moved from the Tillamook Air Museum to the Madras Airport in 2014.[4]

Facilities and aircraft[edit]

Madras Municipal Airport covers an area of 2,098 acres (849 ha) at an elevation of 2,437 feet (743 m) above mean sea level. It has two asphalt paved runways: 16/34 is 5,089 by 75 feet (1,551 x 23 m) and 4/22 is 2,701 by 50 feet (823 x 15 m).[1]

For the 12-month period ending July 9, 2007, the airport had 10,735 aircraft operations, an average of 29 per day: 93% general aviation, 6% air taxi, and 1% military. At that time there were 52 aircraft based at this airport: 94% single-engine, 2% multi-engine and 4% ultralight.[1]

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 This article incorporates public domain material from the Air Force Historical Research Agency website

  1. ^ a b c d FAA Airport Master Record for S33 (Form 5010 PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. Effective 17 December 2009.
  2. ^ FAA National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems: 2009–2013
  3. ^ Hale, Jamie (August 14, 2014). "'You can feel the heat on your face': Airshow of the Cascades brings explosive aerial action to Madras". The Oregonian. Retrieved 27 August 2014. 
  4. ^ Hale, Jamie (August 23, 2014). "The 2014 Airshow of the Cascades flies over scenic Madras (your photos)". The Oregonian. Retrieved 27 August 2014. 

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