Michael Airfield, 27 March 1995
|Location||Cicero, New York|
|Elevation AMSL||400 ft / 122 m|
Source: Federal Aviation Administration
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.
Facilities and background
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. 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. The airport, which sits beneath Syracuse Hancock International Airport's Class C airspace, was established in December 1944. In the 1990s, the little used airport was unable to cover its taxes and put up for sale for US$500,000.
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. 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.
- FAA Airport Master Record for 1G6 ( PDF)
- 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.
- 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.
- Purner, John (June 2004). 101 Best Aviation Attractions. New York: McGraw-Hill Professional. ISBN 0-07-142519-5. OCLC 54857912.
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