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Morningstar Field Airport

Des Moines, IA

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Attendance: Not Attended
Elevation:805 ft (245.4 m) (Estimated)
Location:3.00 mi. N of Des Moines
Beacon: Not present
Instrument Procedures:(None)
Runways:18/36 (unpaved)
Runway length: 2333 ft
Fees:No data
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  • TAFs
  • Satellite
  • Sectional

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Runway 18/36

Dimensions:2333 x 120ft. / 711.1 x 36.6mWeight Bearing Cap:
Surface:turf, grass, sod, no surface treatment, in fair conditionRunway Edge Lights:
#Elev/HdgTr. Pat.MarkingsApproach LightsTD PointILS/LOCObstructionsComments/Noise
18805.0ft. MSL

0.0% down
No Datanon-standardNo DataRoad, Both-Sides, 15 ft high, 300 ft from end, 20:1 clearance slope
36804.0ft. MSL

0.0% up
No Datanon-standardNo DataRoad, Both-Sides, 15 ft high, 400 ft from end, 20:1 clearance slope

Noise Abatement

RunwayApplies toApproach/DepartureText
See TextSee TextSee TextAvoid houses 4400' NW, S & SE of city; all tfc NW passing 600' AGL radio twr

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Operations & More Information

Lat/Long:N41 39.2589' / W93 38.4674'
Charts:NACO: Omaha Sectional
Mag Var:04E (1985)
ARTCC:Minneapolis (ZMP)
FSS: ()
NOTAM Facility:FOD
Approach/Departure Control Facility
Pattern Altitude:
Light Aircraft1600
Wind Indicator:Lighted
Seg. Circle:No
Lighting:Pilot Activated Lighting:
  • low intensity: 5 clicks in 5 secs

Aircraft & Activity

Based GA Aircraft

Single Engine:56
Multi Engine:

Airport Activity

GA Local:18,402
GA Itinerant:1,198
Air Taxi:

(12-month period ending on 7/3/2013)

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Contact Addresses

Alex Benskin
339 S.W. 6th Street
Des Moines, IA 50309
(515) 280-8210 (Office)
Arpt Board Member