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Y87
Empire Airport
Official FAA Data Effective 2021-10-07 0901Z
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Location Information for Y87
Coordinates: N44°47.43' / W86°0.17'
Located 03 miles SE of Empire, Michigan on 130 acres of land. View all Airports in Michigan.
Surveyed Elevation is 944 feet MSL.
Operations Data
Airport Use:Open to the public
Activation Date:August 1948
Status:Operational
Control Tower:No
Seg-Circle:Yes
Beacon:None
Wind Indicator:Yes, Not Lighted
Lighting Schedule:SEE RMK
A.R.T.C.C.:MINNEAPOLIS
F.S.S.:LANSING
NOTAMs Facility:LAN (NOTAM-D available)
Sectional Chart:GREEN BAY
AirspaceAnalysis:NOT ANALYZED
EXISTED PRIOR TO 1959.
Attendance:Unattended
Airport Communications
CTAF:122.900
AWOS-3P at FKS (13.0 SW):118.325 231-352-7573
ATIS at TVC (18.2 E):119.175
ASOS at TVC (18.7 E):119.175 231-486-2920
Nearby Navigation Aids
IDNameFreqRadial / Range
VOD TVC TRAVERSE CITY 114.60 292°20.7
VOD MBL MANISTEE 111.40 023°33.0
VOR CGG GRAYLING 109.80 283°54.9
VOD GLR GAYLORD 109.20 262°57.0
IDNameFreqBearing / Range
VOD TV GWENN 365 097°24.8
VOD MB JEPOT 254 190°31.8
VOD MB1 JEPOT 254 190°31.8
VOD MA WEXOR 336 149°38.5
Runway 17/35
Dimensions:2600 x 50 feet / 792 x 15 meters
Surface:Asphalt in Poor Condition
RWY 17/35 LOOSE STONES ON RWY.
Weight Limits:S-12
Edge Lighting:Low Intensity
Runway 17Runway 35
Coordinates:N44°47.58' / W86°0.23'N44°47.17' / W86°0.06'
Elevation: 937.0 928.0
Traffic Pattern: Left Left
Runway Heading: 163° True 343° True
Displaced Threshold: 200 Feet 182 Feet
Declared Distances: LDA:2400 LDA:2400
Markings:Basic in good condition.Basic in good condition.
Obstacles: 10 ft Trees 250 ft from runway
+9 FOOT FENCE 90 FEET FROM RUNWAY END 125L/R
23 ft Trees 476 ft from runway, 130 ft left of center
APCH RATIO 20:1 AT DSPLCD THLD. OVR 88 FT TREES, 1760 FT FM DSPLCD THLD.,100 FT R.
+15 FT ROAD 78 FT DSTC 125 FT L.
Runway 09/27
Dimensions:2235 x 150 feet / 681 x 46 meters
Surface:Turf in Fair Condition
Runway 09Runway 27
Coordinates:N44°47.47' / W86°0.45'N44°47.51' / W85°59.93'
Elevation: 940.0 929.0
Traffic Pattern: Left Left
Displaced Threshold: 217 Feet 270 Feet
Obstacles: 30 ft Trees 25 ft from runway, 125 ft right of center
APCH RATIO 9:1 FM DSPLCD THR OVR 38 FT TREES, 444 FT DSTC, 125 FT R.
15 ft Road 33 ft from runway
RWY 27 APCH RATIO 20:1 TO DSPLCD THLD.
Services Available
Fuel:NONE
Transient Storage:Hangars,Tiedowns
Airframe Repair:NONE
Engine Repair:NONE
Bottled Oxygen:NONE
Bulk Oxygen:NONE
Ownership Information
Ownership:Publicly owned
Owner:EMPIRE VILLAGE/TWP
P.O. BOX 204
EMPIRE, MI 49630-0204
231-326-5466
EMPIRE VILLAGE OFC 231-326-5466, EMPIRE TWP OFC 231-326-5182.
Manager:LANCE ROMAN
P.O. BOX 204
EMPIRE, MI 49630-0204
231-326-5194
Operational Statistics
Single Engine Aircraft Based on Field:3 Statistics collected for 12 month period ending 2018-12-31
Multi-Engine Aircraft Based on Field:none Annual Commercial Operations:none
Jet Aircraft Based on Field:none Annual Commuter Operations:none
Helicopters Based on Field:none Annual Air Taxi Operations:none
Military Aircraft Based on Field:none Annual Military Operations:none
Gliders Based on Field:none Annual GA Local Operations:250
Ultralights Based on Field:none Annual GA Itinerant Operations:250
Other Remarks
  • CAMPGROUND ADJACENT TO ARPT; CALL 231-326-5285.
  • ULTRALIGHT & RADIO CONTROL ACTIVITY ON & INVOF ARPT.
  • RY 35 WIND SOCK 110 FT E. OF RY CNTRLN.
  • RY 9/27 UNEVEN - ROLLING TERRAIN.
  • RY 9/27 CLSD DEC THRU MAR & WHEN SNOW COVERED, NO SNOW REMOVAL
  • FOR CD CTC MINNEAPOLIS ARTCC AT 651-463-5588.
  • RWY 09/27 & DSPLCD THRS MKD WITH 3 FT YELLOW CONES.
  • ACTVT LIRL RWY 17/35 - CTAF. MAY-OCT. LIRL LGTS INOP NOV - APR.