Toledo Executive Airport

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Toledo Executive Airport
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Airport typePublic
Owner Toledo–Lucas County Port Authority
Serves Toledo, Ohio
Location Wood County, Ohio
Elevation  AMSL 623 ft / 190 m
Coordinates 41°33′53″N083°28′56″W / 41.56472°N 83.48222°W / 41.56472; -83.48222
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Direction LengthSurface
4/223,7991,158 Asphalt
Statistics (2021)
Aircraft operations90,700
Based aircraft44

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. [1] Toledo Executive Airport was renamed from Metcalf Field in 2010. [2]



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. [3] [4]


Early Nearby Airports

Notable Visitors


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. [12]


As of July 2021, there was 44 aircraft based at the airport: 36 single-engine, 6 multi-engine, 1 jet and 1 glider. [13]

Accidents and incidents

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  1. 1 2 FAA Airport Form 5010 for TDZ PDF , effective 2023-08-10.
  2. Call it Toledo Executive Airport Archived 2011-09-30 at the Wayback Machine
  3. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 Welling, Alwin F. (1998). "Metcalf Field". In Meadows, Cathy J. (ed.). A History of Lake Township Wood County, Ohio. Ada, Ohio: The Ada Herald. pp. 255–270.
  4. 1 2 3 4 5 A brief history of Toledo Executive Airport
  5. 1 2 Reopening of Airport is Real Achievement for Toledo
  6. For a Decade Motor Heads Were Drag Racing at Metcalf
  7. Ohio Secretary of State
  8. Process Begins for Renaming Metcalf Field>
  9. FedEx Delivers Gift Plane to Owens
  10. Call It Toledo Executive Airport
  11. June 5, 2010 Tornado Touchdown: Wood & Ottawa Counties >
  12. KTDZ at AirNav
  13. KTDZ at SkyVector
  14. Injuries Possible When Ultralight Crashes at Toledo Executive Airport Archived 2013-01-23 at