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]
- 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.
[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.
January 2013 vs. January 2012
American rose 16.1%
Southwest down 5.2%
United rose 16.2%
Overall up 2.2%
February 2013 vs. February 2012
American rose 16.4%
Southwest down 12.2%
United up 8.3%
Overall down 3.5% (due to the leap year, we saw the same drop in numbers in 2008)
Overall we are up 1.1% on the year over last year.
We are above the 7 year average in every month of the fiscal year so far.
Executive Hangar Reconstruction Area A
Is just about to be finished. There is a few patching items left to be completed. A punch list will be created and addressed to finish the project.
Executive Hangar Reconstruction Area B
Jones Brothers should be completed with Phase 2 and will move on to Phase 3 the 25th.
Northwest Taxiway Extension Project
Roadways have been completed and the hangars are in the final phases of completion.
New Parking Construction
Bids should be announced in May and the plan is to have the lot open by the Thanksgiving Holiday.
Progress is continuing, we along with the FAA are trying to iron out the details to get the airport approved for spaceflight. Keep in mind we are attempting to become the first Part 139 certificated airport with active air carrier flights to be certified as a spaceport.
Regional Airport Board
Airport Planning Board
May 21, 2013 @ 9:00AM
Both projects are progressing, but due to the rain we are not being given completion dates. As soon as the contractors and engineers have any information on completion we will pass it on. Thank you for your patience.