Tuscola Area Airport

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This article is about the airport in Michigan. For the airport in Illinois, see Tuscola Airport.
Tuscola Area Airport
Airport type Public
Owner Tuscola Area Airport Authority
Serves Caro, Michigan, United States
Elevation AMSL 701 ft / 214 m
Coordinates 43°27′31″N 083°26′43″W / 43.45861°N 83.44528°W / 43.45861; -83.44528Coordinates: 43°27′31″N 083°26′43″W / 43.45861°N 83.44528°W / 43.45861; -83.44528
Website www.flytaa.org
TZC is located in Michigan
Location of the airport in Michigan
Direction Length Surface
ft m
05/23 4,300 1,311 Asphalt
12/30 2,300 701 Turf
Statistics (2008)
Aircraft operations 10,200
Based aircraft 48

Tuscola Area Airport (IATA: TZCICAO: KCFSFAA LID: CFS, formerly 78D) is a public use airport located three nautical miles (6 km) southwest of the central business district of Caro, a city in Tuscola County, Michigan, United States. It is owned by the Tuscola Area Airport Authority.[1] According to the FAA's National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2009–2013, it is categorized as a general aviation airport.[2]

Although many U.S. airports use the same three-letter location identifier for the FAA and IATA, this airport is assigned CFS by the FAA but has been assigned TZC from the IATA. [3] Note that CFS was assigned to Coffs Harbour Airport in Coffs Harbour, New South Wales, Australia.[4]

Facilities and aircraft[edit]

Tuscola Area Airport covers an area of 260 acres (110 ha) at an elevation of 701 feet (214 m) above mean sea level. It has two runways: 5/23 is 4,300 by 75 feet (1,311 x 23 m) with an asphalt pavement; 12/30 is 2,300 by 110 feet (701 x 34 m) with a turf surface.[1] The airport is not staffed regularly.

For the 12-month period ending December 31, 2008, the airport had 10,200 general aviation aircraft operations, an average of 27 per day. At that time there were 48 aircraft based at this airport: 85.4% single-engine, 4.2% multi-engine, 2.1% jet and 8.3% helicopter.[1]


The airport is accessible by road from M-81, and is close to M-24.


  1. ^ a b c d FAA Airport Master Record for CFS (Form 5010 PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. Effective 8 April 2010.
  2. ^ National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2009–2013: Appendix A: Part 3 (PDF, 1.28 MB). Federal Aviation Administration. Updated 15 October 2008.
  3. ^ Airport information for KCFS at Great Circle Mapper.
  4. ^ "Coffs Harbour, New South Wales, Australia (IATA: CFS)". Great Circle Mapper. Retrieved 23 May 2010. 

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