Mathis Airport

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Mathis Airport
Summary
Airport type Closed
Location Suwanee, Georgia
Elevation AMSL 1,171 (est) ft / 357.0 (est) m
Coordinates 34°06′04.35″N 84°09′39.69″W / 34.1012083°N 84.1610250°W / 34.1012083; -84.1610250Coordinates: 34°06′04.35″N 84°09′39.69″W / 34.1012083°N 84.1610250°W / 34.1012083; -84.1610250
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
3/21 1,800 548.6 Asphalt

Mathis Airport (FAA LID: GA27) was a private airport located in unincorporated Forsyth County, Georgia, about 5 miles (8.0 km) northwest of Suwanee in the northeastern part of metro Atlanta. The airport closed in October 2014.

It had an 1800-foot or 550-meter runway, 1,171 feet (357 m) or 357 meters above mean sea level (AMSL). Mathis Airport sat among residential subdivisions in southern Forsyth County.

From 2004 to 2009, Mathis was home to Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 1415, but in 2009 this chapter moved to Air Acres airport in Woodstock, GA.

History[edit]

The Mathis Airport site being developed into a subdivision, March 2017

The airport was built on the original Anglin Family Cemetery. LG Mathis founded Mathis Airport in 1959 as a privately owned/public use airport. In 1979 LG Mathis and Patrick McLaughlin began Mathis Airpark as a fly-in residential community adjacent to the airport. In 1985 LG Mathis sold half of the airport to his brother, CJ. In 1990 CJ Mathis bought the remaining half of the airport. In 1992 CJ sold the airport to Seven Oaks, LLC. In 1995 Seven Oaks, LLC sold the airport back to CJ Mathis. In June 2004 CJ sold the airport (10.53 acres) and an adjacent subdivision lot (3.54 acres) in the airpark to Flyboy Aviation Properties LLC (Flyboy Aviation).

In 2004, Flyboy Aviation expanded the airport in many ways (tore down the original wooden hangars and cinder-block FBO, added 17 new metal T-hangars, built a new clubhouse, widened and lengthened the asphalt runway, asphalted taxiways and hangar aprons).

In October 2014 the airport was closed and all hangars removed. The land will be converted to build houses on the property.

Facilities[edit]

Mathis Airport covers 10.53 acres (4.26 ha) and has one runway:

  • Runway 3/21: 1,800 ft × 35 ft (549 m × 11 m), Surface: Asphalt

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