Mathis Airport

Mathis Airport
IATA: noneICAO: noneFAA LID: GA27
Summary
Airport type Private
Operator Flyboy Aviation Properties, LLC
Location Suwanee, Georgia
Elevation AMSL 1,171 (est) ft / 357.0 (est) m
Coordinates 34°06′04.35″N 84°09′39.69″W / 34.1012083°N 84.161025°W / 34.1012083; -84.161025Coordinates: 34°06′04.35″N 84°09′39.69″W / 34.1012083°N 84.161025°W / 34.1012083; -84.161025
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
3/21 1,800 548.6 Asphalt

Mathis Airport (IATA: GA27) is a private airport located in unincorporated Forsyth County, Georgia, about 5 miles (8.0 km) northwest of Suwanee in the northeastern part of metro Atlanta.

It has a (recently expanded) 1800-foot or 550-meter runway, and is 1,171 feet (357 m) or 357 meters above mean sea level (AMSL). Mathis Airport sits among residential subdivisions in southern Forsyth County. It is a private airport, but memberships are available to pilots who wish to operate out of the airfield.

Mathis was home to Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 1415, but in 2009 this chapter moved to Air Acres airport in Woodstock, GA.[when?]

LG Mathis founded Mathis Airport in 1959 as a privately owned / public use airport. In 1979 LG Mathis and Patrick McLaughlin began Mathis Airpark as a fly-in residential community adjacent to the airport. In 1985 LG Mathis sold half of the airport to his brother, CJ. In 1990 CJ Mathis bought the remaining half of the airport. In 1992 CJ sold the airport to Seven Oaks, LLC. In 1995 Seven Oaks, LLC sold the airport back to CJ Mathis. In June of 2004 CJ sold the airport (10.53 acres) and an adjacent subdivision lot (3.54 acres) in the airpark to the current owner, Flyboy Aviation Properties, LLC.

Since 2004, Flyboy Aviation expanded the airport in many ways (tore down the original wooden hangars and cinder-block FBO, added 17 new metal T-hangars, built a new club house, widened and lengthened the asphalt runway, asphalted taxiways and hangar aprons). Many of these improvements have caused friction between the airport, Forsyth County and the neighbors of the airport. Since 1979 the airport, whose property is zoned agricultural, has operated under Forsyth County Unified Development Code "non-conforming" use. Under this exemption, the expansion of the "non-conforming" use is forbidden. It is still being debated whether the improvements have violated the Forsyth County UDC.

Facilities

Mathis Airport covers 10.53 acres (4.26 ha) and has one runway:

  • Runway 3/21: 1,800 × 35 ft (550 × 11 m), Surface: Asphalt

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