James Clements Municipal Airport

James Clements Municipal Airport

is a public airport located three miles (5 km) south of the central business district of Bay City, in Bay County, Michigan, United States. This airport is publicly owned by Bay City.

The airport was dedicated in 1930 in commemoration of BayCity pilots who gave their lives for their country in military service. The Georgian Revival Administration Building became part of to the National Register of Historic Places in 1982, and houses a collection of photographs of those pilots. It is home port for local chapters of the Civil Air Patrol and the Experimental Aircraft Association. [ [http://www.michigan.org/Property/Detail.aspx?p=B5998 Michigan Travel, James Clements Airport.] ] Also centered there is the Valley Aero Club (which celebrates Fathers' Day with an annual fly-in breakfast in early June; and also hosts an air show in August.). [ [http://www.mybaycity.com/scripts/Article_View.cfm?ArticleID=1623&NewspaperID=365 Valley Aero Club, newspaper article.)] ]

Wetlands on the airport's edges are home to the cream-colored Eastern Prairie Fringed Orchid, which is a threatened and rare wildflower. [ [http://www.michigan.org/Property/Detail.aspx?p=B5998 Michigan Travel, James Clements Airport.] ]

Facilities and aircraft

James Clements Municipal Airport covers an area of 266 acres (108 ha) which contains two runways and three seaplane lanes:
* 5/23: 2,599 x 75 ft (792 x 23 m), Surface: Asphalt
* 18/36: 3,798 x 75 ft (1,158 x 23 m), Surface: Asphalt
* 9W/27W: 3,500 x 500 ft (1,067 x 152 m), Surface: Water
* 13W/31W: 2,600 x 400 ft (792 x 122 m), Surface: Water
* 18W/36W: 3,500 x 500 ft (1,067 x 152 m), Surface: Water

For 12-month period ending December 31, 2005, the airport had 11,490 general aviation aircraft operations, an average of 31 per day. There are 57 aircraft based at this airport: 88% single engine (50), 9% multi engine (5), 2% jet aircraft (1) and 2% helicopters (1).


External links

*Michigan Airport Directory: PDFlink| [http://mich.gov/documents/3CM_18271_7.pdf James Clements Airport] |50.2 KiB

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