Mansfield Lahm Regional Airport

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Coordinates: 40°49′17″N 82°31′0″W / 40.82139°N 82.51667°W / 40.82139; -82.51667

Mansfield Lahm Regional Airport
MFD Airport Diagram.pdf
MFD Airport Diagram
Airport type Public
Owner City of Mansfield
Serves Mansfield, Ohio
Location Mansfield, Ohio
Elevation AMSL 1,297 ft / 395 m
MFD is located in Ohio
Location of airport in Ohio/United States
MFD is located in the US
MFD (the US)
Direction Length Surface
ft m
14/32 9,001 2,744 Asphalt
5/23 6,795 2,071 Asphalt
Number Length Surface
ft m
H2 24 7 Asphalt
Statistics (2011)
Aircraft operations 19,345
Based aircraft 72

Mansfield Lahm Regional Airport (IATA: MFD, ICAO: KMFD, FAA LID: MFD) is a city-owned and operated, civil-military airport three miles (5 km) north of Mansfield, in Richland County, Ohio. By car the airport is an hour away from Cleveland and Columbus, near Interstate I-71, US Rt 30, State Route 13.[2]

Control Tower (ATCT) at Mansfield


The airport covers 2,340 acres (950 ha) and has two asphalt runways: 14/32 is 9,001 x 150 ft (2,744 x 46 m) and 5/23 is 6,795 x 150 ft (2,071 x 46 m). It has one helipad, 24 x 24 ft (7 x 7 m) asphalt. The airport adjoins several industrial parks.

Terminal building at MFD
  • Richland Aviation provides services as a Fixed-Base Operator.[1]
  • U-Vary Aire provides flight instruction.[3]
  • Spectra Jet, Inc provides aircraft maintenance[4]

The airport is home to the Mansfield Lahm Air National Guard Base and the 179th Airlift Wing (179 AW), an Ohio Air National Guard unit operationally-gained by the Air Mobility Command (AMC). The unit has about 1000 personnel, of which about 300 are full-time Active Guard and Reserve (AGR) and Air Reserve Technician (ART) personnel and the remaining 760 are traditional part-time air national guardsmen. The wing has been active at Mansfield Lahm since its establishment in 1948, operating a variety of fighter aircraft until 1976 when it transitioned to an airlift mission with C-130 Hercules aircraft. The wing has performed service during Operations Desert Shield, Desert Storm, Southern Watch, Noble Eagle, Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom. Retiring their C-130's in 2009, the 179th flew the C-27 Spartan until 2013, at which time it began transitioning back to the C-130.[5]

The airport has the capability to handle large aircraft including the USAF C-5 and the Antonov 124-100.

In 2011 the airport had 19,345 aircraft operations, average 53 per day: 51% transient general aviation, 3% air taxi, 26% military and <1% airline. 72 aircraft are based at this airport: 78% single-engine, 15% multi-engine, 1% jet and 6% military.[1]

Commercial Air Service[edit]

No scheduled airlines, but charter services are available. The first airline flights were TWA DC-3s in 1947.


Each year the airport hosts Mansfield Airport Day: aircraft tours, fly-ins, airplane and helicopter rides, as well as food, historical lectures, various exhibits/vendors, kid’s activities area, and a car show.[6]

Incidents and accidents[edit]

  • On 1 July 2004 a Zenith STOL CH 701, registered N98EH, failed to maintain directional control during a precautionary landing. The aircraft suffered a loss of oil pressure and partial loss of engine power, due to unapproved maintenance modification. One injury was reported.[7]


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