Manistee Airport

Located three nautical miles or six kilometres northeast of the central business district of Manistee in Michigan, United States is the public-use airport Manistee County Blacker Airport. Owned by the Manistee County Blacker Airport Authority, the airport serves the cities of Manistee and Ludington, in Manistee County, Michigan. The National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2011-2015 categorised Manistee County Blacker Airport as a general aviation airport based on enplanements in 2008 (at 2,087 passenger boardings; the commercial service category requires at least 2,500 annually).

Manistee County Blacker Airport is elevated at 621 feet or 189 metres above mean sea level, and covers an area of 290 acres or 117 hectares. It has two asphalt paved runways: 9/27 is 5,501 x 100 feet or 1,677 x 30 metres, and 18/36 is 2,721 x 75 feet or 829 x 23 metres. 



Manistee County Blacker Airport has a single building with the General Aviation Terminal within it, as well as an Airline Terminal within the vicinity. 


Services and Facilities

Manistee County Blacker Airport is mostly used for general aviation, but its operations also include scheduled commercial services, air taxi, and military. The sole airline that operates at the airport is Public Charters operated by Corporate Flight Management, which flies to and from Chicago-Midway. The airport’s general aviation services include scenic airplane tours provided by Orchard Beach Aviation, with routes over Downtown Manistee and Lake Michigan, and the Onekama/Portage Lake area; Fixed Based Operator (FBO), with Orchard Beach Aviation providing services and resources to pilots; private charters; flight training; and aircraft rental. The airport also offers free onsite parking (short- and long-term parking) and car rental services.

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 Getting to & from the Airport

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From Manistee, Michigan, head north on Maple St toward 2nd St, then turn right at the 2nd cross street onto 1st St. Turn left onto Cypress St which turns slightly right and becomes Cleveland St. Continue onto US-31 N/Arthur St, then turn right onto Airport Rd.

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The airport has a rentals/transportation desk inside the General Aviation terminal, where passengers can obtain information on car rentals and other transportation.

 Who flies to Manistee

 Location Details

Longitude:86° 15' 11'' W
Latitude:44° 16' 26'' N

 Airport Location

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