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Greg Scott, Director

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Phone: 386-362-4200
13302 8oth Terrace Live Oak, FL 32060 

Hours:
Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m. 


Suwannee County Airport located in Suwannee County in northern Florida, approximately 85 miles west of Jacksonville and 80 miles east of Tallahassee. The primary access to the Airport from the north and south is Interstate 75, while Interstate 10 provides primary access from the east and west. Other roads in the vicinity include US Route 90, State Route 51, and County Road 136

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Existing Facilities

Suwannee County Airport has one runway, Runway 07/25, 4,000 feet long and 75 feet wide. The runway is asphalt and in fair condition. The runway is served by a full length parallel taxiway. The airport has a 2,000-square foot FBO general aviation terminal building. There are 25 parking spaces for automobiles. The aircraft parking ramp is quite large and has approximately 30 tie-down spaces. There is a fueling point for the aircraft, current fuel available is AVgas 100LL.

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The airport has identified several initiatives as necessary to serve general aviation demand in the near term, including the development of additional T-hangar units, extension of the runway from 4000’ to 5,500’, corporate hangars, Jet A fuel, rehabilitation of the apron area, as well as the development of an instrument approach. The airport had its most recent master plan and airport layout plan completed in 2001.

 

GENERAL AVIATION

Suwannee County Airport serves the basic needs of general aviation. The largest planes that use the airport are King Air and Gulfstream jets. Eight of the based aircraft use tie-downs, and twenty-nine are stored in hangars. The airport plans to add 48 T-hangars in the future. The current Airport Reference Code (ARC) for the airport is B-II. It should be noted that FDOT
records for this airport show 25 based aircraft for 2002.

The airport has no aviation training that is connected to any local colleges, universities, or technical schools. There is no industrial park, but a 40-acre site is planned. Historic and forecast FDOT aviation activity information on file for the Cross City Airport follows:

 

COMMUNITY SERVICES

In its current role, the airport focuses primarily on serving general aviation aircraft. It presently supports flight training, sport/recreational flying, and visiting aircraft stopping over for fuel. Some business flights also use the airport but make up a small percentage of overall operations. The airport could attract more recreational flights and could support SATS operations. The airport’s future role is limited by the existing runway length and lack of an instrument approach. The airport does not report any environmental or community factors that will limit its future system role of growth. The airport’s vision for its future is to provide a first-class
airport for based flight schools and recreational flying The current business on the airport is Fessler Aviation. Fessler Aviation provides a full service for aircraft modernization and performance evaluation. Corporate and business users account
for about 25 per cent of the annual operations. There are four corporate based aircraft on the airfield at this time. The airport also attracts a small number of transient or visiting aircraft, with approximately 20 percent of its business originating from transient users. The airport does not have any based military aircraft and does not accommodate any military operations.


OTHER AIRPORT CHARACTERISTICS

Flight training is a component of this airport’s general aviation activity. Roughly 30 percent of the airport’s annual operations are related to flight training.

     

 

For more information please contact the Suwannee County Airport at:386-362-4200

 

County Information

Suwannee County Office Building
13150 80th Terrace
Live Oak, FL  32060

(386) 364-3400

Hours of Operation
Monday-Friday
8am-5pm

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