Miami Homestead General Aviation Airport

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Miami Homestead General Aviation Airport
Airport typePublic
OwnerMiami-Dade County
OperatorMiami-Dade Aviation Department (MDAD)
ServesHomestead, Florida
LocationMiami-Dade County, Florida
Elevation AMSL9 ft / 3 m
Coordinates25°30′2″N 80°33′20″W / 25.50056°N 80.55556°W / 25.50056; -80.55556Coordinates: 25°30′2″N 80°33′20″W / 25.50056°N 80.55556°W / 25.50056; -80.55556
Direction Length Surface
ft m
18/36 3,999 1,219 Asphalt
10/28 3,000 913 Asphalt
9U/27U 2,500 762 Turf
Statistics (2002)
Aircraft operations82,086
Based aircraft82

Miami Homestead General Aviation Airport (FAA LID: X51) is a county-owned public-use airport in unincorporated Miami-Dade County, Florida, United States, located four nautical miles (7 km) northwest of the central business district of Homestead.[1]


The airport was renamed from "Homestead General Aviation Airport" to "Miami Homestead General Aviation Airport" in December 2014 by the Miami-Dade County Commission.

Facilities and aircraft[edit]

Homestead General Aviation Airport covers an area of 960 acres (390 ha) at an elevation of 9 feet (3 m) above mean sea level. It has two asphalt paved runways: 18/36 is 3,999 by 100 feet (1,219 x 30 m) and 10/28 is 3,000 by 75 feet (913 x 23 m). It also has one turf runway: 9U/27U is 2,500 by 150 feet (762 x 46 m).[1]

For the 12-month period ending June 18, 2002, the airport had 72,084 aircraft operations, an average of 197 per day: 70% general aviation, 1% air taxi and 1% military. At that time there were 64 aircraft based at this airport: 66% single-engine, 13% multi-engine, 19% ultralight , 3% helicopter and 43% glider

There is extensive glider activity due to the presence of Miami Gliders, a glider flight school, operating out of runway 9 turf.[1] Homestead is also the home of south Florida's oldest and best known skydiving center, Skydive Miami.


  1. ^ a b c d FAA Airport Master Record for X51 (Form 5010 PDF), effective 2008-07-31.

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