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Welcome to the Friendliest Little Airport in Michigan!

This quiet, country airport is the place where hundreds of people first experienced aviation, took flight training, and earned their pilot certificates. Located in rural Macomb County, about 25 miles north of Detroit, the airport was originally known as New Haven Macomb.

Over the decades we've steadily grown and improved. Construction of new hangars, a major runway upgrade in 1999, a name change to Ray Community Airport in 2002, taxiway improvements and construction of even more hangars, and a completely remodeled airport office with pilot lounge have produced a vibrant airport with modern facilities and a solid pilot base. But we're not done yet!

What's in it for me?

Whether you simply want to visit an airport and watch planes in operation, or you'd like information about learning to fly, please feel free to stop in. We have coffee and donuts in the airport office every Saturday morning except holidays. Come in and visit with us or explore our website.

If you're a pilot looking for avgas at discount prices, put Ray Community on your checklist. If you're an aircraft owner looking to base your plane at a friendly, affordable field, check us out.

We have much to offer including:

  • Shell fuel (100LL) at bargain prices with additional discounts for members of our Blue Ray Fuel Club
  • Macomb County's only public use airfield available and lighted for night operations
  • GPS-A approach procedure (daytime only)
  • Aircraft tie-downs
  • Flight training via a full-time flight school
  • Home of EAA Chapter 13
  • Wide variety of aircraft including vintage, helicopters, ultralights, motor gliders, light sport, multi-engine, gyro copters, and dozens of building projects
  • Family-friendly environment and activities

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Current price for 100LL avgas

$ 3.98

$ 4.29

Winter Flying

Despite the unusually mild start this year, we all know that the harshness of winter is coming eventually. Why not take a few minutes now for a "refresher" on the key safety points for winter flying by reviewing the following article from AOPA?.

AOPA: Cold Weather Operations

The challenges of winter flying can be summed up in four words: cold, ice, snow, and wind. Every day's a weather day after the first snowfalls of winter arrive in colder regions. Now a whole set of conditions, accompanied by a cryptic stream of abbreviations to describe them, shows up in notams, regular and special surface weather reports, automatic terminal information service broadcasts, and verbally from the tower. After the season's first light dustings of snow give way to accumulating storms and snow-removal operations, pilots need to inform themselves continually about runway, taxiway, and ramp conditions. The information in this subject report will provide tips for successfully meeting the challenges of winter weather. read more

NOTAM in effect at 57D

Effective Tuesday, July 26, runway 18/36 is CLOSED for its entire length and to all aircraft.

NOTICE:

Taxiway Closures

Several taxiway will be closed on Friday, November 4 for concrete repair.

Between 0730 and 2100 local time, no vehicles of any type will be allowed on these taxiways.

Click here to see a diagram showing the affected taxiways in red.

If you plan to fly on Friday, move your aircraft prior to 0730 that day. The ramp area adjacent to the terminal building may be used and is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Note: Automobile traffic is not permitted until after 1700 on Saturday, November 5.

To access a hangar by automobile, do not drive on the repaired areas. Use the grassy areas if needed but be careful not to create ruts.

Thanks for your cooperation in continuing to make Ray Community Airport a great place to fly!

Show Your Pride

Would you like your family and friends to be able to see your airplane in the image gallery on our website?

Then send a good, high resolution photo to the webmaster by clicking the link at the bottom of any page. Be sure to describe who and what is in the image, and include yourself if possible.

Your picture can then appear alongside all the others.

Winter Flying

We all know that the harshness of winter is just around the corner. Why not take a few minutes for a refresher on the key safety points for winter flying by reviewing the following article from AOPA?

AOPA: Cold Weather Operations

Winter flying can be summed up in four words: cold, ice, snow, and wind. Every day is a weather day after the first snowfalls of winter arrive in colder regions. Now a whole set of conditions, accompanied by a cryptic stream of abbreviations to describe them, shows up in NOTAM, weather reports, ATIS, and so on.

As the season gives way to accumulating storms and snow-removal operations, pilots need to keep abreast of runway, taxiway, and ramp conditions. The information in this subject report provides tips for successfully meeting the challenges of winter weather.
view article

UPDATE: Third Class Medical Reform

As news of the third class medical reform final rule was released early this year, pilots flooded social media and online forums with a flurry of excitement.

Pilots will be able to fly under BasicMed starting May 1, and many want to know how they can prepare in advance to take full advantage of the benefits of the rule the first day.

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Final Flight for Ren Sagaert

Ren Sagaert, long-time friend and fixture of Ray Community Airport, lost his life April 12 when his Swift crashed shortly after departure from a private field in Indiana.

[More details]

Show Your Pride

Would you like your family and friends to see your airplane in the image gallery on our website?

Then email a good quality digital photo to the webmaster by clicking the link at the bottom of any page. Be sure to describe who and what is in the image, and include yourself if possible.

Bring The Kids

Boys and girls ages 8 to 17 can enjoy a free airplane ride with a licensed pilot!

The Young Eagles program gives interested youngsters the opportunity to fly in a general aviation airplane. Each child observes how the pilot does a pre-flight safety check, learns how the controls work, and receives a commemorative certificate and logbook. See our calendar for upcoming event dates.

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