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Griffith-Merrillville Airport

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Subject: Northwest Indiana, Kendallville Municipal Airport, La Porte Municipal Airport (Indiana), List of airports in Indiana, Madison Municipal Airport (Indiana)
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Griffith-Merrillville Airport

Griffith-Merrillville Airport
ICAO: noneFAA LID: 05C
Airport type Public
Owner Griffith Aviation, Inc.
Location Griffith, Indiana
Elevation AMSL 634 ft / 193 m
Direction Length Surface
ft m
8/26 4,900 1,494 Asphalt
Statistics (2006)
Aircraft operations 33,699
Based aircraft 61
Sources: Airport[1] and FAA[2]

Griffith-Merrillville Airport (FAA LID: 05C) is a public-use airport two miles east of Griffith, in Lake County, Indiana. It is privately owned by Griffith Aviation, Inc.[2]


The airport covers 122 acres (49 ha) at an elevation of 634 feet (193 m). Its runway, 8/26, is 4,900 by 75 feet (1,494 x 23 m) asphalt.[2] The runway has VOR/DME, GPS Instrument Approaches and Pilot Controlled Lighting.[1]

Airport services include a fixed base operator (FBO) and flight school from Griffith Aviation, full service maintenance from Great Northern and custom engine overhauls from G & N Aircraft. Both 100LL gas and Jet A fuel are available.[1]

In the year ending August 23, 2006 the airport had 33,699 aircraft operations, average 92 per day: 99% general aviation and 1% air taxi. 61 aircraft were then based at the airport: 67% single-engine, 23% multi-engine and 10% helicopter.[2]


  1. ^ a b c Griffith-Merrillville Airport, official site
  2. ^ a b c d FAA Airport Master Record for 05C (Form 5010 PDF), effective 2009-05-07.

External links

  • Griffith-Merrillville Airport, official site
  • Aerial photo from Indiana Department of Transportation
  • Aerial photo as of 12 April 1998 from USGS The National Map
  • FAA Terminal Procedures for Griffith-Merrillville (05C), effective May 26, 2016
  • Resources for this airport:
    • FAA airport information for 05C
    • AirNav airport information for 05C
    • FlightAware airport information and live flight tracker
    • SkyVector aeronautical chart for 05C

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