Marfa Municipal Airport

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Marfa Municipal Airport
Summary
Airport type Public
Owner Presidio County
Serves Marfa, Texas
Elevation AMSL 4,849 ft / 1,478 m
Coordinates 30°22′16″N 104°01′03″W / 30.37111°N 104.01750°W / 30.37111; -104.01750
Map
MRF is located in Texas
MRF
MRF
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
13/31 6,214 1,894 Asphalt
4/22 5,307 1,618 Asphalt
9/27 2,825 861 Dirt
Statistics (2007)
Aircraft operations 15,000
Based aircraft 18

Marfa Municipal Airport[1][2] (IATA: MRFICAO: KMRFFAA LID: MRF) is a county owned public use airport located three nautical miles (6 km) north of the central business district of Marfa, a city in Presidio County, Texas, United States.[1] The airport serves private aircraft and has no scheduled passenger airline service at the present time.

Facilities and aircraft[edit]

Marfa Municipal Airport covers an area of 816 acres (330 ha) at an elevation of 4,849 feet (1,478 m) above mean sea level. It has two asphalt paved runways: 13/31 is 6,214 by 75 feet (1,894 x 23 m) and 4/22 is 5,307 by 75 feet (1,618 x 23 m). It also has a third runway with a dirt surface: 9/27 is 2,825 by 60 feet (861 x 18 m).[1]

For the 12-month period ending April 23, 2007, the airport had 15,000 aircraft operations, an average of 41 per day, all of which were general aviation. At that time there were 18 aircraft based at this airport: 61% single-engine, 6% multi-engine and 33% glider.[1]

Glider flight activity[edit]

In April 2008, the Marfa Airport was recognized as the 15th National Landmark of Soaring by the National Soaring Museum.[3]

Marfa Gliders offers sailplane flight training and glider rides throughout the year and hosts a soaring camp in spring.

Past airline service[edit]

Trans-Texas Airways (TTa) served Marfa from the late 1940s to the late 1950s with Douglas DC-3 "Starliners".[4] The November 1, 1949 Trans-Texas system timetable lists several DC-3 flights a day into the airport with nonstop service to El Paso and direct, no change of plane flights to Dallas Love Field, Houston Hobby Airport and San Antonio. Additional direct service was flown to several other destinations in Texas including Brownsville, Fort Worth, Harlingen, Laredo, San Angelo and Victoria at this time.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e FAA Airport Master Record for MRF (Form 5010 PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. Effective September 25, 2008.
  2. ^ a b Airport diagram. Texas Department of Transportation. Updated December 29, 2009.
  3. ^ "Dedication of the 15th National Landmark of Soaring, April 5, 2008, Marfa Airport, West Texas". Marfa Gliders. Archived from the original on February 5, 2009. 
  4. ^ http://www.timetableimages.com, Nov. 1, 1949 & Aug. 1, 1959 Trans-Texas Airways system timetables

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