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.


This is an unmanned field and on-field information may not be available. For the airport manager please dial 631-788-7463 extension 201 and leave a message.


Located on the western end of Fishers Island, the airfield saw military use during World War II as part of Fort H. G. Wright.



Airport Rates
Single $20
Twin $50
Commercial $100
Helicopter - Non-Commercial $50
Helicopter - Commercial $100
Helicopter- >= 8 passenger $50
Tie Down (night) $30
Exceeding 10 minute idle time** $500

Tie down does not include landing fee

*non-commercial

** Per occurrence

Airport Capital Improvement Program

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. Below are links to the 2019 (FY 2019-2024) ACIP and the 2020 (FY 2020-2025) ACIP. Current projects are rehabilitating the Electrical Vault, preparing an obstruction analysis and changing the airport entrance road.

CLICK FOR 0B8 ACIP FY2019 - FY2024

CLICK FOR 0B8 ACIP FY2020 - FY2025

The Town of Southold Planning Board will be holding a public hearing regarding a new airplane hangar at Elizabeth Field is scheduled for January 13, 2020 at 6:04pm, at Southold, NY. The hangar is being funded with private funds and will revert back to the Town after a 30-year lease. A public hearing was previously held on Fishers Island by the Fishers Island Ferry District Board of Commissioners on May 29, 2018. (The Ferry District manages the airport property on behalf of the Town of Southold.) Details of the proposed hangar were made at that time. The hangar will have room for 3 planes. Rental space will be available. Please see the attached site plan for details.

CLICK FOR Hanger Site Plan

CLICK FOR Fishers Island-Airport Hangar Notice of Public Hearing