Tahlequah Daily Press

December 26, 2013

Tahlequah Municipal Airport facts


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TAHLEQUAH — Though it may be considered a “small” facility, the Tahlequah Municipal Airport has a busy runway.

The airport handles about 7,500 aircraft operations - takeoffs and landings - per year. That is about 21 a day.

FAA records indicate the airport handles a significant amount of transient - not locally based - aviation, accounting for 44 percent of its traffic.

There are 57 aircraft based at Tahlequah Municipal Airport. Most are single-engine aircraft, but a few multi-engine airplanes are housed there.

The facility does not have a helipad, though helicopters can use the airport. FAA records report one helicopter based at TMA.

Services at the airport include a jet fuel terminal, minor airframe and engine service, and tiedowns and hangars.

The largest corporate jets - Learjets, Gulfstreams and Cessna Citations - can be accommodated by the runway which is 5,001 by 75 feet. Runway numbers are 17/35, meaning the north end points to 350 degrees relative to geographical north and the south end points to 170 degrees.