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Excellent Facility

The cheapest gas for over 15 years is right here

Great facility with courtesy car

Too bad the don't wear masks

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beware MSFS fake ICAO codes

Yeah, Asobo / MSFS have created a lot of their own GPS/ICAO codes for airports that are not congruent with reality, especially as heliports are not yet rendered in the sim as of the end of 2020 (so they wouldn't catch the duplicate).

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Recently paved and painted as of 20 Dec 2020. No perimeter fence, directly adjacent to FM 1470 to the south, private residences to the north.

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well that's a tight fit

Lots of signage warning pedestrians and motorists going into the adjacent parking garage of the "Helicopter Landing Zone". Rotor wash here must be all sorts of fun.

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Some more deets

Visible on the old topo maps available in CalTopo, and the eastern half of the runway is clearly visible running due east from the modern-day Lone Butte Casino.

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Nice FBO

Nice pilot lounge and common area. Great building. Nice folks who work there and are very helpful.

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re: bad runway

Reply to @flopp: Great catch -- thanks! Fixed.

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Unusual IATA code "MDN" vs FAA LID "IMS"

The IATA still assigns the code "MDN" to this airport: https://www.iata.org/en/publications/directories/code-search/?airport.search=MDN

However, based on a problem report, it appears the airport itself does not choose to brand itself under that identifier: "MDN is not associated with our airport. It’s just IMS. Please take the MDN information off or please send me where you are getting information so that I can get it corrected. I’m the airport manager for the airport and I have been tracking down the source of this misinformation. Thanks"

Since IATA, and not the airport, controls the IATA codes, we will be keeping that code here for now. It would be best if the airport authority reached out directly to IATA to have the "MDN" code deleted.

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amazing

this airport and surrounding area are stunning

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Any port in a storm...

I set down here today to wait out the passage of a wicked cold front. I hadn't realized that every building on the field had been literally demolished by a recent hurricane. So, after I tied the plane down (tightly), I climbed back in the plane and rode out the storm. A little lonely but the pyrotechnics were good.

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Expensive experience

Fees for a single engine piston was $365!

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Nice airport Great Service

TAS is the FBO

Great facility

Very accommodating with crew car and great repair facility

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Great airport!

Nice newly paved taxi and ramp. Great fuel stop

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Utley Field Located.

I've moved the GPS coordinates to the location of this private strip.

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So many jets

Came in on a Saturday evening and the massive ramp was almost completely full! Very friendly staff.

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Seward is a work in progress for me.

I am close to having a working airport here, with some known problems that when I post it up anyone with more knowledge on msfs2020 design is welcome to my source and can edit and fix anything they like. Most of the problems i am having are related to terraforming. I have managed to get a relatively flat airport with a couple of bumps at the edges of the apron. However the airport altitude is wrong as I couldn't figure out how to change it in the polygon. I comes in at the default of around 10' and should be 27' . I will post a comment here when I get the first version posted somewhere. with instructions on contacting me for the files to edit.

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According to MSFS2020 the code for this airport is O64, but that clashes with "Port of Catoosa Heliport" so I have left it blank.

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04MA Update

As of 2020, Google Maps imagery shows there's a Cessna parked behind the house at 1020 N Broadway, and the field across the street is still cleared enough for takeoffs. The four digit FAA identifier 04MA indicates this is for private use only; it is still listed as active on AirNav and FAA sources. I think that "anonymous user" may have had an ax to grind.

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Mistaken identity?

The person listed by the previous commenter is listed as the manager at Wolf River Airport (54N) in Rossville, Tennessee; I see no current listing for a manager for Wolf River Ranch Airport MS53 in Mississippi in any internet searches. This airport is no longer listed as open in AirNav in any case and trees have grown on half of the previous runway surface in recent satellite imagery.

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Private Security Contractors

Well maintained, private use, very exclusive discreet and secure. Pay to play and invited guests only.

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Great airport

Nice pilot lounge and a good gas stop!

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Great FBO

Spent 4 days visiting area.

No charge for tiedown

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Converted to solar panel field

From a problem report: "Another business has bought the airport and is now using it as a solar panel field. Nobody can access the airport unless authorized."

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Great airport!

Super friendly staff and great gas prices

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Expensive

$40 landing fee and $50 handling fee for a single engine bonanza. Highest fees I’ve ever seen

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re: NDB HRD 524 to be dcommissioned

Reply to @KPC6NDB: removed -- thanks.

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Great spot!

Landed here for the first time today, despite having flown around Houston for 20 years. Cozy spot. Nice drop-in over the trees onto 17. Will return!

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Friendly airport

I’ve never seen so many people hanging out at a GA field!

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Agree on the hard to find

I also could not easily find this airport until I was right over it

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Smoothest asphalt around!

Landed here tonight just to see what this airport was all about. Name probably comes in part from the golf course just to the north of the field. Smoothest runway ever.

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Great controller

Dealt with a storm popping up over the field right before takeoff, when we finally did depart the controllers really helped navigate the cells

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Great stuff!

Gassed up here on the way from KTEX to Houston. Super folks!

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Awesome!

Stopped here today (6/30/20) to ask Smiling Aviation to handle a ferry permit sign-off for me. They could not have been more fun or more professional. I learned a lot (as a pilot not a mechanic) watching them work. The runway is great, and the gas was cheap. Will be back!

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Narrow runway!

the paved part of this runway was only 21' wide!

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Old Chinle Airport

This is the heading for the old (closed) and private Chinle Airport (04AZ), not the newer Chinle Municipal (E91).

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Ex-Airport

On the site of former Kona Village Resort Airport.

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Old Landing Strip

Shows up on 1970s-era topo maps and old runway still visible on satellite, but very little info available. Any further information on this obscure landing strip would be appreciated.

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No heliport at location.

PIma County Sheriff's Department airborne operations seem to have moved completely to KTUS -- sensible, PCSO HQ being basically sandwiched between the flight paths of KTUS and KDMA probably made this location untenable in the long run.

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Closed

Since all the FAA databases seem to be 10-12 years behind on heliports, it's probably a good idea to leave this up here so people *know* it's closed, instead of removing this and leaving only the inaccurate, old information online on other sites as Google hits. Also, it was inaccurately plotted to begin with (protip: always cross-check owner addresses on heliport listings!).

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Closed

Formerly Orlando Hyatt House, Orlando Sun Resort, Ramada Orlando Celebration Resort. This property is now closed and derelict.

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Bowie International?

Labeled as "Bowie International Airport" on Google Maps, but I can find no evidence this was ever actually called this other than as a local in joke.

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Closed

Listed owner deceased 2000, no sign of aviation activity here in the last 20 years.

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Bring me the head of John the Baptist!

This is actually the 1930s Salome CAA Intermediate Field, resurrected in the late 2010s as an emergency airfield for GA pilots! Neat to see what was effectively a forgotten archaeological site return to current use.

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I thought this was closed...

But there's YouTube videos of activity here from 2015-2019. Pretty fascinating rebirth of a 1950s airstrip!

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Fantasy of Flight

Better known as Fantasy of Flight. In addition to the visible turf runways, there are also seaplane operations here.

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Silverbell Notes

When I was here in the oughts, it primarily housed AH-64Ds for US ANG and Singapore AF units -- the Singaporeans train here as there's not exactly a ton of room to have a training base out in Singapore.

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Gila River Memories

I used to ride my bike here as a kid in the late 80s/early 90s to see the old Biegert Aviation C-130s come in. Sad to see this airport fall into disuse and disrepair. Those DC-6s and hangars deserved so much better than to be turned into tinder for meth heads.

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Walt Disney World / Lake Buena Vista STOLport -- still here,

One of the advantages of being a Walt Disney World Cast Member was being able to access the old airport grounds. The runway is still in use, but not for aviation; it's a vehicle storage facility for Disney. You'll have to go to Castaway Cay to find an active airport on Disney property nowadays (2020).

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Large facility - helpful FBO

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