OB8 Elizabeth Field Airport
Elizabeth Field (IATA: FID, FAA LID: 0B8) is a public use airport located on Fishers Island in Suffolk County, NY. It is owned by the Town of Southold and managed by the Fishers Island Ferry District. According to the FAA’s National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2009-2013, Elizabeth field is classified as a general aviation airport. Located on the western end of Fishers Island, the airfield saw military use during World War II as part of Fort H. G. Wright.
This is an unmanned field and on-field information may not be available.
The Airport Manager is the Fishers Island Ferry District.
Phone: please dial 631-788-7463 extension 201 and leave a message
It is very important to understand that NO ONE is allowed on the runways – people and/or vehicles. The only exception to this is along Runway 12 (the western end of Fishers Island) where cars are allowed to transit the concrete apron to continue along the Race Point road and return from Race Point.
Care must be taken with vehicles stopping and making visual checks for approaching aircraft (take-off and landings) before crossing the RW 12 concrete apron.
Situational awareness is very important as accidents can be catastrophic.
The Airport Manager maintains paths and roadways to the western end of Fishers Island (Race Point). Please use these options.
LANDING FEES: When the field is unattended, landing aircraft information is electronically collected. A bill will be sent to you for the landing fee.
|Helicopter – Non-Commercial
|Helicopter – Commercial
|Helicopter- >= 8 passenger
|Tie Down (night) does not include landing fee
|Exceeding 10 minute idle time (Per occurrence)
Airport Capital Improvement Program
The Ferry District along with the airport’s owner, the Town of Southold, are reviewing draft airport ordinance laws.
The Airport Capital Improvement Program (“ACIP”) is a rolling five year plan that is required for qualifying FAA grant projects. Currently the airport receives $150,000 in annual grants from the FAA. Normally the projects are reimbursed 95% (90% from the FAA and 5% from the NYS DOT). Special projects such as runway repaving (which are much more expensive) have much more favorable terms to the Ferry District. Projects may not be finalized and others may be changed or split between years to help the economics.
Current projects are rehabilitating the Electrical Vault, preparing an obstruction analysis and changing improving the airport entrance road.
Below are links to the recent ACIP annual summaries.