ERIE-OTTAWA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

As the largest airport between Cleveland and Toledo, the Erie-Ottawa International Airport is popular with all types of pilots. With its 5,000 ft./ 4,000 ft. crossing runways, the airport can accommodate virtually any type of aircraft from private planes to large business jets. Located in the heart of Ohio’s vacationland, the Erie-Ottawa International Airport is 3.5 miles east of Port Clinton, OH, and only minutes away from popular activities such as fishing, golf, amusement parks, wineries and the Lake Erie islands.

Services

  • Fuel Facilities
  • Aircraft Hangars & Tie Downs
  • Automobile Parking
  • Forklift Service
  • GPU/Power Cart
  • U.S. Customs & Border Patrol Facility Onsite

Runway Information

  • Runway 9/27
  • Dimensions: 5646 x 100 ft. / 1721 x 30 m
  • Surface: asphalt, in excellent condition
  • Weight bearing capacity: Single wheel: 16.0

LOCAL

Middle Bass Island Airport is owned by the Put-in-Bay Township Port Authority. The airport has one asphalt paved runway (10/28) measuring 1,852 x 75 feet. (564 x 23 meters).

North Bass Island Airport is owned by the Put-in-Bay Township Port Authority. The airport covers an area of 33 acres which contains one runway designated 01/19 with a 1,804 x 60 foot (550 x 18 meters) asphalt pavement.

Put-in-Bay Airport is located in the center of the southern half of the island and offers 2 runways. Runways at the airport are modern and paved but not lighted so there are no departures after dusk.

REGIONAL

Cleveland Hopkins International Airport is the primary airport serving Northeast Ohio and is the largest and busiest airport in the state of Ohio.  The airport covers 1402 acres and has three runways.

Detroit Metropolitan Airport is a major international airport in the United States covering 4,850 acres. This is Michigan’s busiest airport, and one of the largest air transportation hubs in the country.

Seneca County Airport is a county-owned public-use airport located 2 miles (3.2 km) southwest of the central business district of Tiffin, Ohio. The airport has one runway designated 6/24 with a 4000 x 75 ft asphault pavement.

Toledo Express Airport is used by passenger and cargo airlines, general aviation, and is home to the Ohio Air National Guard’s 180th Fighter Wing. The airport is near the crossing of State Route 2 and Interstate 80/90 (Ohio Turnpike Exit 52).

WORLD’S SHORTEST AIRLINE

In 1939, Milton Hersberger, an early barnstormer and accomplished aviator, purchased the first Ford Tri-Motor to be used for air service to the nearby Lake Erie Islands. Affectionately known as the “Tin Goose,” the legendary all-metal Ford Tri-Motor was a true workhorse that played a vital role in hauling passengers, mail, and cargo to and from the islands. Pushing a top speed of 85 mph, the omplete 17 mile roundtrip for Port Clinton consisted of 12 take-offs and landings and took less than 45 minutes. The airline earned its reputation as “The Shortest Airline in the World” averaging a trip of less than 10 minutes between each stop.