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  • Aviation Board Meeting
    3:30 pm
    Airport Conference Room, 661 West 100 North Portland, IN 47371
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    3:30 pm
    Airport Conference Room, 661 West 100 North Portland, IN 47371
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  • Aviation Board Meeting
    3:30 pm
    Airport Conference Room, 661 West 100 North Portland, IN 47371

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Portland Municipal Airport



Services Provided:
  • Airport Management

  • 24 hour credit card self-fueling (100LL AvGas and Jet A)

  • Aircraft Parking

  • Hangars

  • Courtesy Car

  • Pilots Lounge

  • Public Telephone

  • Wi-Fi internet connection

  • Computerized Weather

  • Charter Services

  • 24 hour terminal access

  • Contract Crop Dusting


Aviator Notes:

Located approximately 1.5
   miles NW of Portland, IN

PLD is on the Detroit Sectional Chart

Runway 9/27 4002 X 75 Asphalt

Elevation 925 MSL

AWOS 124.67
Unicom 122.8

661 W 100 N
Portland, IN 47371

Airport Manager (cell): 260-729-1577
Airport Office: 260-729-5233







Board of Aviation Commissioners:

Mitch Sutton

Jim Runkle

John Lyons

Dick Baldauf













Manager:

Harold (Hal) Stan Tavzel II


Portland Municipal Airport (KPLD) History

The Portland Municipal Airport dates back to 1933 when land was leased for small North-South and East West sod strips. These were constructed by the Federal W.P.A. and local labor. The facility was dedicated in 1934 but reverted back to farmland in 1937.

In 1942 the acreage was purchased by Oliver Steed and in 1946 was leased for use as a commercial airport. In 1947 David (Dick) Shreeve became manager of the airport, at the time a 2000 ft. sod strip.

The runway was extended to 2600 feet in 1960, and in 1966 a 3200 X 60 ft. East-West strip was dedicated.

A new 4000 X 75 ft. runway was dedicated in 1982, parallel to the original paved runway. Since that time, projects including a taxiway extension, computerized weather station, lighting projects, terminal renovation, hangar construction projects, and other modernizations have taken place.

The Federal Aviation Administration approved the justification to extend the current runway to 5500 feet in 2015 and this project is on-going.