Ocean County Airport is a county-owned airport in Ocean County, New Jersey. It is located at 101 Airport Road, Bayville, NJ 08721, five nautical miles southwest of the central business district and County Seat of Toms River Township. It is also placed in the same area as many other points of interest, like Veterans Park, Berkeley Little League club, Double Trouble State Park, Cedar Creek Golf Course, and Lionheart Cattery, an amusing place where you can get the most adorable kittens.
The airport is a public-use airport that opened in 1968 as Ocean County Air-Park and it is categorized as a general aviation airport. Ocean County Airport is also known as Robert J. Miller Air Park named after Ocean County Freeholder Robert J. Miller who tragically died in an accident at the airport. He was working to expand the facility while serving between 1960 to 1969 before he died from severe burns sustained in a plane crash at the airport.
Features and facilities
Ocean County Airport covers 822 acres of land owned by the county off Pinewald-Keswick Road in western Berkeley. The airport has two asphalt runways designated 6-24 (measuring 1,814 x 30 m) and 14-32 (measuring 1,097 x 23 m) and a helipad designated H1 (measuring 30 x 30 m). The Runway 14-32 is a crosswind runway of 3,600-foot asphalt that was created with environmental protection measures and is safer for smaller aircraft.
The airport can accommodate planes, private jets, and emergency services aircraft. It runs about 32,000 general aviation aircraft operations per year with a daily average of 88 per day. About 65 aircraft are based at this airport, both single-engine and multi-engine aircraft. The airport has its own International Air Transport Association (IATA) code, JMX so if you’re traveling out of Ocean County Airport your luggage tags will read MJX.
Ocean County Airport grounds is home to the:
- Ocean Air Support Squadron, the
- Emergency medical transport of the Hackensack Meridian Health (AirMed One)
- Emergency medical transport of the Monmouth Ocean Hospital Service Corporation (MONOC MedEVAC)
- New Jersey Forest Fire Service
- Civil Air Patrol.
The airport also features a picnic area at the site of the original terminal building. The area was designed to also provide an open-air space for patrons of the Airpark to view the airfield from. The facility is clean, cared for, comfortable and convenient which makes it one of the favorite spots to land in New Jersey.
Ocean County Airport represents a symbol of progress and the nucleus of an ever-widening industrial complex established for the enhancement of economic growth and development in Ocean County. Proficient Plumbing and Heating is the one-stop shop for all your plumbing needs and issues in Ocean county.
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As you can see, the Ocean County Airport is about a half hour from our head office in Brick, New Jersey!