Michael Airfield

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Michael Airfield
Michael Airfield.jpg
Michael Airfield, 27 March 1995
Airport type public
Owner David Pizio
Location Cicero, New York
Built 1944
Elevation AMSL 400 ft / 122 m
Coordinates 43°10′54″N 76°07′40″W / 43.18167°N 76.12778°W / 43.18167; -76.12778
Direction Length Surface
ft m
10/ 28 2,500 760 asphalt
Statistics (2006)
Operations 1,502
Based aircraft 1
Source: Federal Aviation Administration[1]

Michael Airfield (FAA LID: 1G6) is a public airport located on 34 acres just northwest of the central business district of Cicero, New York, United States. The airport is privately owned but open to public flight operations.[1]

Facilities and background[edit]

CLOSED BY FAA NYADO AUGUST 2009. PUBLIC USE OPERATIONS TO BE TAKEN OVER BY SYRACUSE SUBURBAN 6NK AFTER RECONSTRUCTION. Michael Airfield's sole runway, 10/28, was 2,500 feet (760 m) long with a grooved asphalt surface.[1] According to the Federal Aviation Administration's airport master record for Michael Airfield, issued following a September 27, 2006 inspection, runway markings for 10/28 were very faded and the field was unattended.[1] The airport, which sits beneath Syracuse Hancock International Airport's Class C airspace, was established in December 1944.[2][3] In the 1990s, the little used airport was unable to cover its taxes and put up for sale for US$500,000.[4]

The airport, now owned by David Pizio, was listed in the third addition of John Purner's book The $100 Hamburger: A Guide to Pilots' Favorite Fly-in Restaurants.[1][3] A $100 Hamburger is aviation slang referring to a meal eaten at an airport or nearby restaurant following a general aviation flight made by a pilot who, looking for an excuse to fly, decides to eat at a non-local airport.[5]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e FAA Airport Master Record for 1G6 (Form 5010 PDF)
  2. ^ "AirNav: 1G6 - Michael Airfield". AirNav.com. 2009-05-07. Retrieved 2009-06-11. 
  3. ^ a b Purner, John (November 2006). "New York". The $100 Hamburger: A Guide to Pilots' Favorite Fly-in Restaurants (Third ed.). New York: McGraw-Hill Professional. p. 307. ISBN 0-07-147925-2. OCLC 70881632. 
  4. ^ Doherty, John (December 2001). "Quiet little airfield in Cicero can't cover taxes; few planes use airport. Land use can't change for 8 years under deal with government". The Post-Standard. 
  5. ^ Purner, John (June 2004). 101 Best Aviation Attractions. New York: McGraw-Hill Professional. ISBN 0-07-142519-5. OCLC 54857912. 

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