St. Marys Municipal Airport

St. Marys Municipal Airport

157 Cessna Road Saint Marys PA USA


St. Marys Municipal Airport is a city-owned public airport three miles (5 km) southeast of St. Marys, in Elk County, Pennsylvania.Most U.S. airports use the same three-letter location identifier for the FAA and IATA, but St. Marys Municipal Airport is OYM to the FAA and STQ to the IATA.HistoryThe concept for the airport was born on February 15, 1944: a committee was formed to begin work developing an airport. The site for the new airport along South Michael Road was approved in October, 1944.St. Marys Borough Council accepted the airport project stipulating that no taxpayer money would be used to build, improve or operate the airport. Local industry, such as the local powder medal manufacturers, strongly supported the airport since the beginning.The airport opened on June 30, 1950 with a 3,700′ x 75′ runway. After the opening, the Hoffman residence was renovated into an administration building. In 1954 a runway rehabilitation extended the paved part of the runway to 2,400′ was completed. Since then, millions of dollars in Federal, State, and local funds have been spent on the airport. In 1998 the airport completed a runway rehabilitation. The entire runway surface was replaced along with the repair and rehabilitation of the drainage system, lighting, taxiways, and the apron. In 1999 a large commercial hangar was built that is now used for minor repairs, overhauls, and repair. A new terminal and restaurant were recently built, and an airport industrial park. Victor Straub is the Chairman of the Airport Authority.

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