Middleton Field

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Middleton Field
Middleton Field.jpg
NAIP aerial image, 30 June 2006
Summary
Airport typePublic / military
OwnerCity of Evergreen
ServesEvergreen, Alabama
Elevation AMSL259 ft / 79 m
Coordinates31°24′57″N 087°02′39″W / 31.41583°N 87.04417°W / 31.41583; -87.04417
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
1/19 5,005 1,526 Asphalt
10/28 5,004 1,525 Asphalt
Statistics (2017)
Aircraft operations134,005
Based aircraft10

Middleton Field (ICAO: KGZH, FAA LID: GZH, formerly 39J) is a public-use airport located 5 nautical miles (9.3 km; 5.8 mi) west of the central business district of Evergreen, a city in Conecuh County, Alabama, United States.[1] According to the FAA's National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2009–2013, it is categorized as a general aviation facility.[2] Although the airport is owned by the City of Evergreen, it is primarily used for flight training by the U.S. Navy as Naval Outlying Field Evergreen.

Although most U.S. airports use the same three-letter location identifier for the FAA and IATA, Middleton Field is assigned GZH by the FAA but has no designation from the IATA.[3]

Facilities and aircraft[edit]

Middleton Field covers an area of 200 acres (81 ha) which contains two asphalt paved runways (1/19 and 10/28) each measuring 4,000 by 150 ft (1,219 by 46 m).

For the 12-month period ending June 25, 2007, the airport had 134,005 aircraft operations, an average of 367 per day: 96% military and 4% general aviation.[1]

Accidents[edit]

On July 13, 1982, Lt. Cmdr. Barbara Allen Rainey, the U.S. Navy's first female pilot, and her student were killed in a crash while practicing touch-and-go landings at Middleton Field.[4]

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