Orlando's Original Airport, Where Nobody Lands You Closer

Conveniently located only 3 miles from the business and financial center of Central Florida, Orlando Executive Airport (OEA), operated by the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority (GOAA), is the perfect flight path for the corporate traveler. Convenient access to all of Orlando’s major highways puts the majority of industrial and business centers within minutes of the airport.

Central location and a long list of amenities also make Orlando Executive Airport the ideal spot to touch down en route to any of the area’s convention centers, major attractions, theme parks and beaches. In addition, “door-to-door” service makes the transition from air to ground transportation easy and effortless.

Orlando Executive Airport provides 24 hour service through our two fixed base operators, Sheltair Aviation Services (SAS) and Atlantic Aviation, an FAA air traffic control tower, and full ILS capability. Orlando Executive’s central location means that delegates will find numerous restaurants, hotels, stores and theaters within a 3 mile drive of the airport, as well as one of the most popular shopping malls in Orlando.

Events

For more than 25 years, Angel Flight Southeast’s mission has been to arrange free flights so children and adults can have access to the far-from-home doctors that can save their lives. The Run for the Angels 5K was held at Orlando Executive Airport on March 26, 2016. Almost 400 participants raised more than $30,000 for Angel Flight Southeast, and we hope that you join us for the 7th Annual 5K in 2017.

nbaa_2016The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) Static Display will be held in Orlando in November 2016. The static display is at Orlando Executive Airport, and the NBAA Convention is held at the Orange County Convention Center, just 15 miles away. The annual NBAA event was hosted in Orlando in 1996, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2012, 2014 and 2016.

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    As a vital component of the area’s economy, Orlando Executive Airport offers many services to the community – including law enforcement, air ambulance, search/rescue capabilities, and the main reliever airport for Orlando International Airport (MCO). A central location, quality approaches and the ability to handle quick take-off demands make Orlando Executive ideally suited for these operations. In 2009 Orlando Executive’s aircraft operations totalled more than 108,000.

    Central Florida’s first commercial airfield, Orlando Executive Airport was first dedicated as the Orlando Municipal Airport in 1928. Since that time, it has continually responded to the needs of a growing community – expanding services, updating facilities and modernizing equipment. Today, Orlando Executive is recognized as the area’s finest general aviation facility – and among the best of its kind in the state and the nation.

    Situated on 1,056 acres owned by the City of Orlando, the airport is operated by GOAA with valuable input from the OEA Advisory Committee which continuously reviews the safe operation and facilities provided to the aviation community. This partnership adds value to the standing of OEA as a premier general aviation airport serving the entire Central Florida region. Both private and corporate aircraft facilities are available, providing business and pleasure travelers with a host of top-flight services and amenities for both based and itinerant aircraft customers.

    The Airport that brought Commercial Aviation to Central Florida is still its finest General Aviation Facility.

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Pilot Information

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Location

Jacksonville Sectional Latitude 28 33’N
Longitude 81 20’W
3 miles from downtown Orlando

Facilities

FAA Staffed Control Tower
Two paved runways: 6,004 ft. and 4,625 ft.
Two Full Service FBOs: Sheltair Aviation Services and Atlantic Aviation Flying Services
Customs & Border Protection
ARFF on field

Frequencies

  • ORL
  • ORL TRACON
  • TWR 118.7
  • LO NORTH 121.1
  • GRND 121.4
  • LO SOUTH 119.4
  • ARINC 131.6
  • UNICOM 122.95
  • HI EAST 14.8
  • FSS 122.2/122/65/123.65
  • HI WEST 120.15
  • ATIS 127.25

Instrument Approaches

  • ILS
  • LOC NDB
  • VOR ASR

Tenants

Fixed Base Operators (FBO)

Orlando Executive Airport’s two fixed base operators offer a variety of services to private and corporate owned aircraft, for based and itinerant customers, including:

  • Air frame maintenance (major/minor)
  • Aircraft charter
  • Aircraft sales
  • Avionics maintenance
  • Catering
  • Conference rooms
  • Flight instruction
  • Fuel sales
  • Jet maintenance
  • Pilot shop and lounge
  • Power plant maintenance
  • Weather information
Atlantic Aviation
Sheltair
Other Tenants

Additional airport tenants include nationally known rental car agencies, restaurants, shopping centers and manufacturing facilities, including:

History

1928
Official opening as "Orlando Municipal Airport". Pan Am begins service to Cuba and Puerto Rico from ORL.
Orlando Municipal Airport
1929
US Postal Service inaugurates Air Mail service to and from ORL
Orlando Municipal Airport
1935
Amelia Earhart visits Florida Air Tours, an annual week-long event.
Orlando Municipal Airport
1938
Eddie Rickenbacker (President of Eastern Airlines) makes an appearance at ORL's 10th anniversary celebration.
1940
Renamed "Orlando Air Base" as US Army Corps assumes control for military training.
Orlando Municipal Airport
1946
Control reverts to the City of Orlando. Commercial air service (Delta, Eastern and National Airlines) commences.
1951
Terminal is built.
Orlando Municipal Airport
1961
Renamed "Herndon Airport".
1962
Commercial air service starts relocation to McCoy AFB property (the future Orlando International Airport), 8 miles south of ORL.
McCoy Terminal
1968
Airlines complete relocation to McCoy AFB, making ORL primarily a general and corporate aviation airport.
1976
Operational control of ORL transfers from the city of Orlando to the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority (GOAA).
1982
Renamed "Orlando Executive Airport".
Orlando Executive Airport
1992
Dedicated an aviation themed park in the southwest corner of the airport (off Crystal Lake Drive) in honor of hometown hero and aviation extraordinaire, Colonel Joe Kittinger
Kittinger Park
1995
FAA moved into a new Air Traffic Control Tower ideally located south and midfield of runway 7/25
OEA FAA Tower
1996
Orlando Executive Airport hosted the static display for the National Business Aviation Association convention.
NBAA Static Display
1997
Terminal is razed and construction of new FBO facilities begins.
2000
Showalter Flying Service's new terminal opened.
Showalter
2001
Sheltair Aviation Services’ new terminal opened.
Sheltair
2002
Orlando hosted the static display for the National Business Aviation Association convention.
2003
Orlando hosted the static display for the National Business Aviation Association convention.
2005
Orlando hosted the static display for the National Business Aviation Association convention.
NBAA Convention
2006
Orlando hosted the static display for the National Business Aviation Association convention.
2007
Airport administration moved into new facilities at 365 Rickenbacker Drive, complete with a 3,600 sq. ft. community room and facilities to offer international flight clearance through an agreement with U.S. Customs and Border Protection
OEA CBP
2008
Orlando hosted the static display for the National Business Aviation Association convention.
2009
Orlando hosted the static display for the National Business Aviation Association convention.
2010
Dedicated a State Historical Marker recognizing the contributions that the airport made in support of World War II. The marker is located at the northeast corner of the intersection of Maguire Blvd. and Livingston St. on the west side of the airport.
Army Air Base
2012
Orlando hosted the static display for the National Business Aviation Association convention.
2014
Orlando hosts the static display for the National Business Aviation Association convention.