Toledo Executive Airport
|Owner||Toledo–Lucas County Port Authority|
|Location||Wood County, Ohio|
|Elevation AMSL||623 ft / 190 m|
Source: Federal Aviation Administration
Toledo Executive Airport( IATA : TDZ, ICAO : KTDZ, FAA LID : TDZ) is seven miles southeast of Toledo, in Wood County, Ohio. It is an FAA designated reliever to Toledo Express Airport (TOL), Toledo's primary airport. Toledo Executive Airport was renamed from Metcalf Field in 2010.
The airport began as a grand dream on June 22, 1927 with the establishment of The Toledo Airport Committee. A site was chosen and funds were quickly raised, and on June 3, 1928 "The Transcontinental Airport of Toledo, Incorporated." was dedicated to a large crowd. The dream was soon realized, as the airport set records for air mail and became the second largest airport east of the Rocky Mountains. National Air Transport had begun service with passenger and air mail flights to Chicago and Cleveland. By 1931 National and three other airlines had merged becoming United Airlines and Toledo had become a stop on a transcontinental air route extending from San Francisco to New York.
The boom period did not last. Inadequate construction began to crumble, driving away business. The Great Depression hit. Ultimately, however, neighboring developments prevented the airport from expanding its runways to meet the needs of increasingly larger commercial aircraft. When the larger Toledo Express Airport was built in 1954, the field became redundant.
The field languished for over a decade, used for things such as fireworks displays and drag racing. General Aviation and business jets in the late 1960s and early 1970s brought the field back into use as an airport; private, business and charter flights continue to be the main activities.
Toledo Executive Airport covers 450 acres (180 ha) and has two asphalt runways: 4/22 is 3,799 x 75 ft (1,158 x 23 m) and 14/32 is 5,829 x 100 ft (1,777 x 30 m). Air America Aviation Services, provides fixed-base operations.
Blue Horizons Flying Club operates from the field;
EAA Chapter 582 is on the field.
Air America Aerial Ads, LLC is stationed and operates from the field;
In the year ending July 29, 2021, the airport had 90,700 aircraft operations, average 248 per day: 64% general aviation, 22% air taxi, 14% transient general aviation, and <1% military.
As of July 2021, there was 44 aircraft based at the airport: 36 single-engine, 6 multi-engine, 1 jet and 1 glider.
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