Ardmore Municipal Airport

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Ardmore Municipal Airport
Ardmore Industrial Airpark
Airport type Public
Owner City of Ardmore
Serves Ardmore, Oklahoma
Elevation AMSL 777 ft / 237 m
Coordinates 34°18′15″N 097°01′14″W / 34.30417°N 97.02056°W / 34.30417; -97.02056Coordinates: 34°18′15″N 097°01′14″W / 34.30417°N 97.02056°W / 34.30417; -97.02056
ADM is located in Oklahoma
Location in Oklahoma
Direction Length Surface
ft m
13/31 9,001 2,744 Concrete
17/35 5,350 1,631 Asphalt
Statistics (2009)
Aircraft operations 45,729
Based aircraft 15

Ardmore Municipal Airport (IATA: ADM, ICAO: KADM, FAA LID: ADM) is in Carter County, Oklahoma, 12 miles (19 km) northeast of the city of Ardmore, which owns it.[1] It is near Gene Autry, Oklahoma.[2] The National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2011–2015 called it a general aviation airport.[3]


The airport is on the site of Ardmore Army Air Field (1942 to 1946), later Ardmore Air Force Base (1953 to 1959).

Central Airlines served Ardmore from about 1951 until 1963.

On April 22, 1966 American Flyers Flight 280, flying a Lockheed Electra L-188 on approach to Ardmore crashed into a hill. 83 of the 98 aboard were killed. This was a flight under charter to the Military Air Command, enrollee from Montery, California to Columbus, Georgia, with a scheduled refueling stop at Ardmore. An autopsy showed that the pilot had suffered a massive heart attack during the attempted landing. He was not wearing his harness and slumped forward into the controls, which prevented the co-pilot from taking control. Subsequent investigation showed that the pilot was under treatment for arteriosclerosis and diabetes, but that he had falsified information on his application for a First Class Medical Certificate, which would have been denied except for the falsification.[4]


Ardmore Municipal Airport covers 2,503 acres (1,013 ha) at an elevation of 777 feet (237 m). It has two runways: 13/31 is 9,001 by 150 feet (2,744 x 46 m) concrete and 17/35 is 5,350 by 100 feet (1,631 x 30 m) asphalt.[1]

In the year ending July 2, 2009 the airport had 45,729 aircraft operations, average 125 per day: 80% general aviation and 20% military. 15 aircraft were then based at the airport: 40% single-engine, 13% multi-engine, and 47% jet.[1]

The airport has an FAA staffed control tower, full instrumentation, parking for up to 100 commercial sized aircraft and over 36,000 sq ft (3,300 m2). of hangar space. The associated industrial park has over 2,900 acres (12 km2), with a Burlington Northern Santa Fe spur.

Industries at the Airpark including King Aerospace, Higgins Interiors, Inc., Dollar General Distribution Center, East Jordan Iron Works, Carbonyx, Inc., and Online Packaging.[5]


  1. ^ a b c d FAA Airport Master Record for ADM (Form 5010 PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. Effective August 25, 2011.
  2. ^ Bamburg, Maxine. "Ardmore" Encyclopedia of Oklahoma History and Culture. Accessed December 6, 2016.
  3. ^ "2011–2015 NPIAS Report, Appendix A (PDF, 2.03 MB)" (PDF). National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems. Federal Aviation Administration. October 4, 2010. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-09-27. 
  4. ^ "Flyers Flight 280 crashes at Ardmore Municipal Airport." AirCrashMayday. April 22, 2016 Accessed December 6, 2016.
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