Michigan City Municipal Airport

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Michigan City Municipal Airport
Airport type Public
Owner Michigan City Board of Aviation Commissioners
Serves Michigan City, Indiana
Opened April 1940 (1940-04)[1]
Elevation AMSL 655 ft / 200 m
Coordinates 41°42′12″N 086°49′16″W / 41.70333°N 86.82111°W / 41.70333; -86.82111
Website www.MGCairport.com
MGC is located in Indiana
MGC is located in the US
Location of airport in Indiana/United States
Direction Length Surface
ft m
2/20 4,100 1,250 Asphalt
Statistics (2005)
Aircraft operations 7,783
Based aircraft 50

Michigan City Municipal Airport (IATA: MGCICAO: KMGCFAA LID: MGC) is a public use airport located three nautical miles (6 km) east of the central business district of Michigan City, in LaPorte County, Indiana, United States. The airport is publicly owned by the Michigan City Board of Aviation Commissioners.[2]

Facilities and aircraft[edit]

Michigan City Municipal Airport covers an area of 285 acres (115 ha) at an elevation of 655 feet (200 m) above mean sea level. It has one paved runway designated 2/20 with an asphalt surface measuring 4,100 by 75 feet (1,250 x 23 m).[2]

For the 12-month period ending December 31, 2005, the airport had 7,783 aircraft operations, an average of 21 per day: 90% general aviation and 10% air taxi. At that time there were 50 aircraft based at this airport: 78% single-engine, 14% multi-engine, 2% jet, 2% helicopter and 4% glider.[2]


Michigan City Municipal Airport received the 2007 Airport of the Year Award. This award is given jointly by the Aviation Association of Indiana (AAI), the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA), the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the Indiana Department of Transportation – Office of Aviation, and aviation industry sponsors to annually recognize an outstanding airport.[3]


  1. ^ "Michigan City Municipal Airport". AirNav, LLC. Retrieved 2016-10-18. 
  2. ^ a b c d FAA Airport Master Record for MGC (Form 5010 PDF), effective 2009-05-07.
  3. ^ "Michigan City Municipal Airport receives Airport of the Year Award" (PDF). Press Release. Michigan City Mayor's Office. 2007-10-11. 

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