BELOW is a copy of the text from a email received from the Airport Director 4-8-2011. This obviously says the situation will be worse for about 90 days.  Hopefully all these airplanes will be able to stay out each other's paths. The last time they did this in Daytona about two years ago there was no advance notice.  I observed large airliners going from north to south over Ormond Beach and called and found out it was a similar situation about fixing a runway in Daytona. Then, there was a article in the newspaper for everyone. 

Good afternoon...


I'd like you to be aware of some activity in Daytona Beach that will affect air traffic here in Ormond Beach.  Beginning this Sunday - April 10, 2011 - the primary runway at the Daytona Beach International Airport (DBIA) will be effectively closed for a period of approximately ninety (90) days.  This will result in an increase in flight training traffic at other local airports, including the Ormond Beach Municipal Airport.  This localized increase in traffic will probably continue through mid-May, when the close of the Spring semester at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University typically results in a general reduction of traffic through the summer months.


Closure of the primary runway in Daytona Beach will require commercial airline traffic to use Runway 16/34 (the north/south runway) when arriving at or departing from DBIA.  As a result, large commercial aircraft will be seen periodically ascending and descending in the skies above Ormond Beach until the primary runway at DBIA has been re-opened for normal operations.


I have sent a message to all flight schools in the region, requesting that all flight instructors and student pilots remain particularly mindful of our voluntary noise abatement procedures, in light of the temporary increase in traffic from DBIA.




Steven R. Lichliter

Airport Manager

Ormond Beach Municipal Airport

P.O. Box 277

Ormond Beach, FL 32175-0277

Office: (386) 615-7019

Mobile: (386) 212-8406


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