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Montgomery Field
MYF - FAA airport diagram.gif
Airport type Public
Operator City of San Diego
Location San Diego, California
Elevation AMSL 427 ft / 130.1 m
Coordinates 32°48′57″N 117°08′22″W / 32.81583°N 117.13944°W / 32.81583; -117.13944Coordinates: 32°48′57″N 117°08′22″W / 32.81583°N 117.13944°W / 32.81583; -117.13944
Direction Length Surface
ft m
5/23 3,400 1,036 Asphalt
10L/28R 4,577 1,395 Asphalt
10R/28L 3,401 1,037 Asphalt
Number Length Surface
ft m
H1 100 30 Asphalt
H2 48 15 Asphalt

Montgomery Field (IATA: MYFICAO: KMYFFAA LID: MYF) is a public airport located in San Diego, California, United States, six miles (10 km) north of the central business district (CBD) of San Diego. The airport covers 456 acres (185 ha) and has three runways and two helipads. The runway configuration is 28 Right/10 Left-28 Left/10 Right parallels with Runway 5/23 crossing at midfield.

The Federal Aviation Administration has maintained an Air Traffic Control Tower at the airport since 1965. It is located on the north side of the airport, just east of Taxiway C and Runway 23/5.

It is named for John J. Montgomery, an aviation pioneer who in 1883 made the first manned, controlled, heavier-than-air flights in the Otay Mesa area of San Diego. Montgomery Field is one of the nation's busiest airports for small aircraft and has a number of flying clubs, flight schools, plus business turboprops and jets based there. San Diego FD bases aircraft there. King Schools is based nearby and their aircraft are based at the airport. Since Summer 2009, King Schools (in conjunction with Cessna) has been flight testing the prototype Cessna 162 Skycatcher Light-Sport Aircraft at or around the airport.

Accidents and incidents

  • On September 25, 1978, a Cessna 172 registered as N7711G took off from Montgomery Field and proceeded to Lindbergh Field to do a practice instrument landing (ILS) approach. During their eastbound departure from Lindbergh, PSA Flight 182 (N533PS) was on an easterly downwind descent for landing. The PSA Boeing 727 overtook and collided with the Cessna from behind, causing N7711G to disintegrate and flight 182 to crash. This incident led to the establishment of Terminal Control Areas/TCAs. This was the first positive control airspace surrounding airports.


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