Madras Municipal Airport

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Madras Municipal Airport
Madras Army Airfield
Madras Municipal Airport - Oregon.jpg
2006 USGS Orthophoto
Summary
Airport typePublic
OwnerCity of Madras
ServesMadras, Oregon
LocationJefferson County, near Madras, Oregon
Elevation AMSL2,437 ft / 743 m
Coordinates44°40′13″N 121°09′18″W / 44.67028°N 121.15500°W / 44.67028; -121.15500
Map
MDJ is located in Oregon
MDJ
MDJ
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
16/34 5,089 1,551 Asphalt
4/22 2,701 823 Asphalt
Statistics (2007)
Aircraft operations10,735
Based aircraft52
Old hangar, plane, and mountains

Madras Municipal Airport (IATA: MDJ, FAA LID: S33), formerly City-County Airport, is a three miles northwest of Madras, in Jefferson County, Oregon.[1] The FAA's National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2009–2013 classified it as a general aviation airport.[2]

History[edit]

Airport entrance

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] In mid-2015 the airport's north hangar, which was built during World War II, was added to the National Register of Historic Places.[5]

Facilities[edit]

The airport covers 2,098 acres (849 ha) at an elevation of 2,437 feet (743 m). It has two asphalt 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]

In the year ending July 9, 2007 the airport had 10,735 aircraft operations, average 29 per day: 93% general aviation, 6% air taxi, and 1% military. 52 aircraft were then based at the airport: 94% single-engine, 2% multi-engine and 4% ultralight.[1]

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References[edit]

 This article incorporates public domain material from the Air Force Historical Research Agency website http://www.afhra.af.mil/.

  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.
  5. ^ Gill, Holly M. (8 July 2015). "Historic designation for hangar". The Madras Pioneer. Pamplin Media Group. Retrieved 20 August 2017.

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