Dade-Collier Training and Transition Airport (TNT)
54575 East Tamiami Trail
Ochoppee, Florida 34141
Airside facilities at Dade-Collier Training and Transition Airport (TNT) support large and small aircraft with precise landings at a safe facility. There is one runway, Runway 09/27, which is 10,499 feet long and 150 feet wide. The asphalt is in good condition and has HIRL. There is a parallel taxiway 75 feet wide with MITL. There are PAPIs, an ILS, ALS and NDB that provide precision and circling approach to the airport. Landside facilities include a 2,000-square-foot administration building but T-hangars, conventional hangars, fuel tanks and, tie-downs are not provided.
Commercial and General Aviation
This airport's primary purpose is to provide a precision-instrument landing and training facility in South Florida for commercial pilots, private training, and a small number of military touch-and-goes. Commercial jet aircraft are the largest class of airplanes that use the airport on a regular basis. The current annual service volume (ASV) for the airport is roughly 175,500 annual operations. Landing is on a PPR (Prior Permission Required) basis for all aircraft with user fees or for aircraft over 12,500 pounds. Military operations are common at Dade-Collier. There are no aircraft based at the airport.
History of Dade-Collier Training and Transition Airport
Constructed in the early 1970s, Dade-Collier Training and Transition Airport was originally the Everglades Jetport. The initial runway at the site was planned as the replacement runway for Miami International Airport to serve South Florida, but environmental concerns in the late 1970s to early 1980s stopped further development of the facility. The 24,960-acre property has approximately 900 acres of developed and operational land. The remaining area is managed and operated by the Florida Game and Freshwater Fish Commission. Since its original configuration, the airport's most notable enhancements have been a runway overlay and lighting upgrade in 1992, costing $3.5 million, and taxiway rejuvenation in 1996, costing $100,000. The Miami-Dade Aviation Department is exploring a variety of opportunities to generate revenue at TNT.