Marianna Municipal Airport

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Marianna Municipal Airport
Marianna Municipal Airport FL 2006 USGS.jpg
2006 USGS photo
Summary
Airport typePublic
OwnerMarianna Municipal Airport Authority
ServesMarianna, Florida
Elevation AMSL110 ft / 34 m
Coordinates30°50′16″N 085°10′55″W / 30.83778°N 85.18194°W / 30.83778; -85.18194Coordinates: 30°50′16″N 085°10′55″W / 30.83778°N 85.18194°W / 30.83778; -85.18194
Websitecityofmarianna.com/...
Map
KMAI is located in Florida
KMAI
KMAI
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
8/26 4,895 1,492 Asphalt
18/36 4,896 1,492 Asphalt
Statistics (2009)
Aircraft operations28,016
Based aircraft30

Marianna Municipal Airport (ICAO: KMAI, FAA LID: MAI) is five miles northeast of Marianna, in Jackson County, Florida.[1] The FAA's National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2009–2013 categorized it as a general aviation airport.[2] It was formerly Graham Air Base.

Many U.S. airports use the same three-letter location identifier for the FAA and IATA, but this airport is MAI to the FAA and has no IATA code. (IATA assigned MAI to Mangochi, Malawi).

History[edit]

Military use[edit]

Civil use[edit]

Starting in 1946 National Airlines (NA) Lockheed Lodestars and Convair 340s landed at Marianna. National pulled out in 1961 and the airport has had few or no airline flights since.

The airport has two 4,900-foot (1,500 m) by 100-foot (30 m) intersecting hard surface runways with a pavement strength of 56,500 pounds single wheel load. Runway 18/36 is the primary runway. The USAF control tower and base operations building remain on the flight line, but the airport has been an uncontrolled field for its entire time as a civil airport.

The airport continues to see military aircraft, with a third of the airport's operations normally being transient military training flights, mostly Army helicopters from Fort Rucker and Navy helicopters from Naval Air Station Whiting Field.[3]

Facilities[edit]

The airport covers 1,031 acres (417 ha) at an elevation of 110 feet (34 m). It has two operational asphalt runways: Rwy 8/26 is 4,895 by 100 feet (1,492 x 30 m) and Rwy 18/36 is 4,896 by 100 feet (1,492 x 30 m).[1]

In the year ending March 9, 2009 the airport had 28,016 aircraft operations, average 76 per day: 67% general aviation and 33% military. 30 aircraft were then based at the airport: 66.7% single-engine, 20% multi-engine, 6.7% helicopter and 6.7% glider.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d FAA Airport Master Record for MAI (Form 5010 PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. Effective 8 April 2010.
  2. ^ National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2009–2013: Appendix A: Part 2 (PDF, 1.04 MB) Archived 2011-06-06 at the Wayback Machine. Federal Aviation Administration. Updated 15 October 2008.
  3. ^ Airport information for KMAI at AirNav

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