MAF Bagging Office Restrictions During the CAF AIRSHO

The Midland International Airport Operations Control Center and Badging Office will be closed on the following dates and times:


Friday October 11, 2013 – 8:30 AM until 1:30 PM

Saturday October 12, 2013 – 11:30 AM until 9:00 PM

Sunday October 13, 2013 – 10:30 AM until 6:30 PM


No Airport ID Badges will be renewed during these times.

We apologize for any inconvenience.

-Airport Operations

2013 CAF AIRSHO Airport Managers Notice

Midland International Airport will be hosting the 50th edition of Commemorative Air Force’s Airsho October 11-13, 2013. Airport surface closures will be in place during this time for the safety of aerobatic performers, tenants, and spectators. Safety is our top priority, and these airfield closures ensure safety before, during, and after airshow events. A Temporary Flight Restriction (TFR) will also be in place during aerobatic demonstrations. The TFR will be applicable from the surface to 17500 AGL, within a five (5) nautical mile radius of MAF.  Expected airport closure times are listed below. MAF will be closed to all arriving and departing traffic during the aerodrome closure periods.[i] Please note these times are tentative; the TFR and NOTAMs may be cancelled prior to the times indicated.[ii]


Aerodrome Closures

  • Friday October 11, 2013 – 0930L-1230L
  • Saturday October 12, 2013 – 1230L-2000L
  • Sunday October 13, 2013 – 1130L-1730L


Runway and Taxiway Closures

  • Taxiway ‘A’ will be closed beginning Tuesday 10/08/13 at 0800L until further notice. Aircraft wishing to taxi to and/or from the ‘Y’ Ramp should contact the Airport Operations Control Center for taxiing instructions.
  • Taxiway ‘E’ will be closed beginning Tuesday 10/08/13 from 0800L until further notice.
  • West 100’ feet of Taxiway ‘P’ will be closed between Taxiway ‘H’ and Runway 10/28 beginning 10/10/13 at 0800L until further notice. Aircraft utilizing Taxiway ‘P’ should taxi east of the Taxiway centerline.
  • The west 3000’ feet of Runway 10/28 will be closed except for taxiing operations beginning Friday 10/11/13 @ 0930L until further notice. This closure will be delayed indefinitely if conditions warrant the use of ILS equipment.
surface closures

[i] The only exceptions are for emergency aircraft, air carrier aircraft, airshow aircraft, and those which have received prior permission from the Airport Manager and Midland ATC.

[ii] All General Aviation and transient/for-hire Airsho traffic should expect a short delay each day following the conclusion of aerobatic activities. Airport Operations will be conducting an Airfield Safety Inspection to ensure the safety of airport users. Non-air carrier traffic must remain clear of all Runways and Taxiways until otherwise advised.


2013 Badge Re-Issue information


Due to security regulations, the Midland International Airport will begin issuing the next series of badges on September 1, 2013. Each badge holder must complete a new Airport Security Identification Badge Application, two valid forms of I.D, and submit the application along with a $5.00 renewal fee to Airport Operations. It is imperative that all badges are surrendered to Airport Operations and reissued no later than October 31, 2013. At midnight on October 31, 2013 all “M” series badges will be deactivated. The new ‘J’ series paperwork will be available beginning September 1, 2013 at www.flymaf.com or inside the Airport Operations Office on the third floor of the Terminal Building. Older series paperwork will not be accepted for a badge renewal.

In addition, a new Security Agreement will be required for each company/private pilot operating at Midland International Airport prior to any badge issuance. New regulations require all individuals that are to be authorized signers for a company to complete additional yearly training specific to their position as an Authorized Signer. Those that have not completed this training prior to signing for new badges will cause those individuals seeking renewal to be refused. This training will be held every Thursday at 11AM and 8PM in the Airport Operations office.

If you have any questions pertaining to this matter, please feel free to contact Airport Operations at 432-560-2200, extension 3006.


Frequently Asked Questions

What do I need to provide to renew my Badge?

 In order to renew an ID, the badge holder must provide a current ‘M’ series badge, a completed and signed ‘J’ series badge application, two forms of identification, and the $5 badge renewal fee as appropriate.

What ID’s do I need to provide for the renewal?

 Two types of valid identification must be provided from the list of acceptable ID’s provided in the complete fingerprinting and badge application paperwork. If you have questions regarding what ID’s are accepted, please contact the Airport Operations Office.

Am I required to renew my badge if it was recently issued?

 Yes. If your badge is a ‘M’ series and was issued at any time prior to September 1, 2013, it will have to be renewed.

Is a new Security Agreement required?

 Yes. All companies/private pilots are required to fill out a new Security Agreement before badges can be renewed. Badges will not be issued to any employee unless a new series Security Agreement is on file with Airport Operations.

Where can I obtain the required paperwork?

 The new ‘J’ series paperwork will be available at www.flymaf.com or inside the Airport Operations Office on the third floor of the Terminal Building. New ‘J’ series paperwork will be available beginning September 1, 2013. Old series paperwork will not be accepted for a badge renewal.

Do I need to take the Authorized Signer Training?

 This depends on the current status of your training. Authorized Signer Training is valid for one (1) year from the date you take it. If your training has not expired, you may reissue badges as necessary. If your training has expired, you will be required to retake the class before you are allowed to authorize badge applications. The Authorized Signer class is offered on Thursdays at 11:00AM or 8:00PM. If you are unsure of your Authorized Signer status, please contact Airport Operations.

Am I required to return my current badge if I’m not getting a new series badge?

 Yes. All ‘M’ series badges must be returned to the Airport Operations Office even if you will not need a new series badge. Badges that are no longer needed may be mailed or returned in person.

Airport Board Meeting 1/15/13


For December 2012 we were down 1.4% over December 2011 (40,984 vs. 41,548).  We had 2,000 more seats in the market for December 2012 over December 2011. We are still trending above the 7 year average for every month in the fiscal year so far.

Executive Apron Reconstruction Area A

The contractor has begun work on the final phase last week, this is the area immediately to the north of Avion. The last phase should take 60 days to complete. The remaining concrete work including the drainage gutters should be complete by the end of the week depending on weather and availability.

Executive Apron Reconstruction Area B

The contractor has completed work on Phase 1 and the area has been reopened. A meeting has been scheduled to discuss the next phase of the project before it begins. All displaced aircraft have been returned to their respective hangars.

Northwest Taxiway Extension Project

Phase II (the entrance roadway and utilities) of this project are underway according to the contractor.  The contractor has begun curb and gutter work in the area and the roadways should be constructed in the next 30 days.

Next Airport Board Meeting

The next airport board meeting will be February 19th at 9:00 AM

Executive Hangar Apron Project near Hangars A-D, UPDATE 12/27/12

We have just received an update on the construction project in that area with a new estimated completion date of Friday, January 4, 2013.  Jones Brothers had an equipment issue at the plant that produces their asphalt.  They are attempting to remedy the issue as soon as possible.  We will keep you advised of any changes or updates when we receive them.

Two Soldiers arrive in Midland to spend the Holidays with Family on December 17, 2012

Please us the following link to access pictures of their arrival. http://bit.ly/U7oO6r

Santa at MAF

The photos have been posted on our flickr account.  Please click the link provided http://bit.ly/UApYF1. Once you have found the photo you like, right click the image and you can select a size to download to your personal machine.  Thank you to Santa and everyone for making it a special day for the kids.  Merry Christmas!

Airport Board Meeting 12/11/12 @ 9:00AM in the Media Room


For the month of November in 2012 compared to November in 2011:

  • American was up 14.6%
  • Southwest was down 2.9 %
  • United was up 10.9 %

We saw an increase of 7.2% over the same months in the seats available in the marketplace.


Executive Apron Reconstruction Project- Area A

  • The contractor anticipates all concrete and asphalt work in Phase V will be finished by the end of this week.
  • Concrete will need to cure for a minimum of 20 days before the ARFF trucks can drive on it.
  • The next phase will begin after January 1.


Executive Apron Reconstruction Project- Area B

  • Jones Bros has finished all the prep work and is waiting to apply asphalt in the Phase I area.
  • The asphalt plant is anticipating production on December 15th.
  • Jones Bros is still anticipating that Phase I will be complete by the end of the year.
  • Phase II work will begin in January 2013.


Northwest Taxilane Extention

  • Phase II (Entrance road and Utilities) of this project is underway.
  • Trenching of the area has been completed.
  • All utilities have been installed.
  • Jones Bros has begun preparing the area for curb and gutter work for the road.
  • The roadway should be complete in 30-45 days.
  • Construction has begun on three of the hangars.


Other Terminal Events

Our new Christmas Tree was put up and decorated by Miss Cayce’s Christmas Store (Facebook & Twitter). As you can see it turned out amazing.

We installed new Dyson Hand Dryers in the restrooms of the Terminal Building. Combined these units will save us several thousand dollars in electricity over the old 14 year old units they replaced in their expected lifetime.




AIRSHO 2012 Notes

Airport Managers Notice

The Midland International Airport will be hosting the Commemorative Air Force annual Airsho between October 12th and October 14th  2012. The closures listed below will be in effect to promote safety and preparation before, during, and after the events. The Airshow Operations area is from the surface to 17500 AGL, within a five (5) nautical mile radius of Midland International Airport

Airport Closures

DATE                                 TIME-LOCAL                          DURATION

October 12, 2012             0930 – 1230                            3 hrs

October 13, 2012             1230 – 2000                            8.5 hrs

October 14, 2012             1130 – 1730                              6 hrs

Midland International Airport will be closed daily, October 12 through October 14, 2012 during the aerobatic demonstrations. Arrivals and departures are not permitted during periods of aerobatic demonstrations.*

*NOTE: the only exceptions are for Air Carrier Aircraft, Airsho aircraft, and those aircraft who have received prior permission from the Airport Manager and Midland ATC.

Note: All General Aviation and AIRSHO traffic should expect a 30-45 minute delay for an Airport Operations Airfield Inspection after the event, daily. Non-air carrier traffic must remain on the non-movement area until the inspection has been completed and NOTAM cancelled.



-RWY 10/28 west 3000 feet are closed from 10/12/12 0800L- Until further notice

-TWY ‘A’ and TWY ‘E’ will be closed from 10/9/12 0800L- Until further notice

-TWY ‘T’ has been re-opened due to TWY ‘A’ and TWY ‘E’ being closed for AIRSHO.  PLEASE EXERCISE EXTREME CAUTION AS TWY ‘T’ IS UNMARKED.

-TWY ‘P’ West 100ft from TWY ‘H’ to RWY 10/28 will be closed from 10/11/12 08000L- Until further notice


For any further questions or comments contact Airport Operations – 432-560-2200 ext. 6

August Airport Board Meeting


July saw all three airlines have positive growth months over last year.  The three combined average a 9.5% increase over July of 2011.  YTD we are up 4.8%

We are trending above the 9 year average in every month of the fiscal year so far.

Over the last two months we have had more enplanements than Lubbock.



The painting contractor anticipates having all the painting completed by the second week of September.

Executive Hangars

The executive hangar construction is progressing currently with the concrete drainage gutters in Phase 3.  That phase should be completed in the next 2-3 weeks and Phase 4 should be started prior to the next airport board meeting.

The next apron reconstruction project has been accelerated.  Due to XCORs lease of the AMI hangar displaced pilots and aircraft will not have a location to store their aircraft.  We have asked Jones Brothers to begin work as soon as possible so we can have the greatest number of tenants displaced and moved back in prior to the AMI hangar being turned over to XCOR.


Northwest Taxiway Extension Project

Roadway work and utility work has begun and should be completed in the next 6-8 weeks. Construction has begun on the first two hangars.

Airport Parking

A parking discussion has been scheduled during the September 11th City Council briefings.



The CAF is hosting a Mustang Stampede this Saturday the 25th.  For more information please visit http://www.commemorativeairforce.org/?page=cms/event&eventID=153


Next Airport Board Meeting

The next airport board meeting is Tuesday, September 18, 2012.