Tri-County Airport (FAA LID: 1J0) is a public-use airport located six nautical miles (11.1 km) northeast of the central business district of the city of Bonifay in Holmes County, Florida, United States. The airport is publicly owned and serves the Florida communities of Bonifay, Chipley and Graceville, as well as serving as a feeder airport for Panama City, Florida and Dothan, Alabama.
Facilities and aircraft
Tri-County Airport covers an area of 304 acres (123 ha) at an elevation of 85 feet (25.9 m) above mean sea level. It has one runway designated 01/19 with an asphalt surface measuring 5,398 by 75 feet (1,645 x 22.9 m).For the 12-month period ending December 17, 2009, the airport had 28,376 aircraft operations, an average of 78 per day: 70% military, 30% general aviation, and less than 1% air taxi. As of November 2020, there are 33 aircraft based at this airport: 10% multi-engine and 90% single-engine.
Tri-County Airport Authority
The public-use airport is governed by the Tri-County Airport Authority, an independent authority created by the Florida legislature in July 1969; Holmes, Jackson and Washington County Florida Boards of County Commissioners each appoint 3 members who serve on the board, which meets the second Tuesday evening of every month at 6:00 PM in the airport conference room.
Notable Tenants and Services
Skydivers are active most weekends, and Chapter 1464 of the Experimental Aircraft Association meets on the field. There is flight instruction and maintenance available on the field. A full time airport manager is on the field during business hours, Monday through Friday; calls to the main airport number after hours forward to his cell phone.