Morningstar Field Airport (Y76) in Des Moines, Iowa
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Morningstar Field Airport (Y76)

  • General
  • Type: Airport, Status: Operational, Acivation Date: 01/01/1952, Runways: 1, Land Area Covered By Airport: 15 acres, Ownership: Privately owned, Facility Use: Open to public, Site Number: 05951.*A, Location ID: Y76, Region: Central, Common Traffic Advisory Frequency (CTAF): 122.900 MHz, Aeronautical sectional chart: Omaha, Tie-In FSS: No, Tie-In FSS ID: FOD, Tie-In FSS Name: Fort Dodge, Tie-In FSS Toll-Free Number: 1-800-WX-BRIEF, Elevation: 805 ft, Elevation determination method: Estimated, Air traffic control tower: No, Boundary ARTCC (FAA) computer ID: ZCP, Boundary ARTCC ID: ZMP, Boundary ARTCC Name: Minneapolis, Airspace Determination: Conditional, NOTAM Service: Yes, NOTAM Facility ID: FOD, Last Inspection Date: 07/31/2007, Inspection Group: State aeronautical personnel, Inspection Method: State
  • Location
  • State: Iowa, County: Polk, City: Des Moines, GPS (Degrees): Lat: 41° 39' 19.959'', Lng: -93° 38' 38.788'', GPS (Seconds): Lat: 41.655544, Lng: -93.644108, GPS determination method: Estimated, Distance from central business district: 3 mi (N) Find on map
  • Owner
  • Leora Morningstar, 4785 Nw Morningstar Drive, Des Moines, Ia 50313, 515-280-8615
  • Manager
  • Norm Burg, 3000 Mansfield Drive, Des Moines, Ia 50317, 515-266-1564
  • Operations
  • Period: 07/31/2006 - 07/31/2007, Itinerant Operations: 1,198, Local Operations: 18,402
  • Aircraft
  • Single Engine Aircraft: 56
  • Additional
  • Magnetic Variation: 4E (Year 1985), Lighting Schedule: Rdo-Ctl, Customs Airport Of Entry: No, Customs Landing Rights: No, Military/civil joint use agreement: No, Military Landing Rights: No, Non-Commercial Landing Fee: No, Wind direction indicator: Y-L, Segmented circle airport marker system: No
  • Remarks
  • Airspace Determination: PRVDD RY 17 DSPLCD TO PROVIDE CLEAR 20:1 APCH; RELOCATE THR LGTS TO DISPLACE RY 17; REMOVE POLES AT RY 17 THR; INSTALL OBSTN LGTS ON OFFICE & HANGAR.

Runway 1

  • Base End
  • Base End ID: '17, Right Traffic Pattern: No, Controlling Object Description: POLE, Object Mark Light: Marked and lighted, FAA FAR Part 77 Category: Utility runway with a visual approach, Object Clear Slope: 10, Object Height: 26 ft, Object Distance From Runway: 276.0 ft, Object Offset From Runway: 118L ft, Runway End Gradient: 0.0
  • Reciprocal End
  • Reciprocal End ID: '35, Right Traffic Pattern: No, Controlling Object Description: TREE, FAA FAR Part 77 Category: Utility runway with a visual approach, Object Clear Slope: 17, Object Height: 52 ft, Object Distance From Runway: 930.0 ft, Object Offset From Runway: 90L ft, Runway End Gradient: 0.0
FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 3 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Des Moines)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 214 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)
Nancy Weber
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Jan 11, 2012 @ 9:09 am
Do you have parking available for the public? I need to store my car for 48 hours and am looking for a safe place.
thanks! NW
Elaine Turner
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Sep 29, 2013 @ 2:14 pm
I noticed a listing on your associated website (http://www.city-data.com/aircraft/air-Des-Moines-Iowa.html) as follows:

Aircraft: CESSNA 150B (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 90 mph), Engine: AMA/EXPR UNKNOWN ENG (Reciprocating)
N-Number: 1213Y , Serial Number: 15059613, Year manufactured: 1962, Airworthiness Date: 06/11/1962
Registrant (Individual): Richard D Ristau, 3034 E Ovid, Des Moines, IA 50317

This is the exact aircraft in which I took up my 3d passenger on 4/25/64 as a 17 year old. I undoubtedly also took lessons in it at Zahn's Airport in LI, NY. Same N-number and everything. Would it be possible to get a picture of it? It would be quite sentimental.

Thanks in advance.

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