Middleton Field

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Middleton Field
Middleton Field.jpg
NAIP aerial image, 30 June 2006
Summary
Airport type Public / Military
Owner City of Evergreen
Serves Evergreen, Alabama
Elevation AMSL 259 ft / 79 m
Coordinates 31°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 operations 134,005
Based Aircraft 10

Middleton Field (ICAO: KGZHFAA 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.

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]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c FAA Airport Master Record for GZH (Form 5010 PDF), effective April 27, 2017.
  2. ^ National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2009–2013: Appendix A: Part 1 (PDF, 1.33 MB). Federal Aviation Administration. Updated 15 October 2008.
  3. ^ Great Circle Mapper: KGZH - Evergreen, Alabama (Middleton Field)
  4. ^ Arlington Cemetery Biography for Lt. Cmdr. Barbara Allen Rainey

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