Griffith-Merrillville
Airport

Northwest Indiana's Gateway to Chicago

ATTENTION PILOTS AND AIRCRAFT OWNERS:

Starting May 17th 2021 and continuing for several weeks there will be on going construction on the A3 taxiway and ramp area. During this time the runway will be open, but ramp access may be limited and/or closed. Please check NOTAMs or call the Griffith-Merrillville Airport prior to flight!!! For more information, please see the attached PDF document for details on the planned construction.

*Construcion NOTICE DETAILS*

Northwest Indiana's Gateway to Chicago

The Griffith-Merrillville Airport is an important gateway to the local communities of Northwest Indiana as well as Chicago and the greater Chicago Metropolitan Area. The Airport itself consists of paved and grooved 4900 by 75 foot runways (08 & 26) with full pilot controlled lighting including rotating beacon, REIL and PAPI lights, and VOR/DME/GPS instrument approaches. The runway was completely rebuilt in 2001 and is designed for aircraft with single wheel load of 38,000 lbs./dual wheel load of 50,000 lbs. or less. We have over 175,000 square feet of ramp area and a modern and well equipped 38,000 square foot terminal building. Our UNICOM frequency is 123.00 MHZ and Chicago Center is on frequency 133.10MHZ. The Airport is operational 24 hours a day seven days a week.

Our Location

Our location just south of Chicago and in mid Lake County allows you easy access to most nearby business hubs. Travelers are guaranteed no delays, no air traffic congestion, NO LANDING/PARKING/RAMP FEES EVER!
Rental car services are offered by Enterprise with drop off service. Limousine services are available.

Major hotels are within minutes of the Airport. We also are proud to host a restaurant in our terminal building, Mi Tierra, specializing in authentic Mexican food.

Griffith Aviation, Inc.

Griffith Aviation, Inc. is the full service Fixed Base Operator (FBO) and flight school on the Airport and provides 100LL aviation gasoline, Jet A turbine fuel with Prist and aircraft oils. Other services include ground power cart (GPU), quick turn arounds, overnight hangar and parking, aircraft cleaning, pre-heat, forklift service, vending machines, pilot lounge, pilot briefing area with DTN Aviation weather, conference rooms, and most other amenities needed by travelers. Griffith Aviation services are available from 7:30 A.M. to 8:00 P.M. Monday through Friday and 8:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M. on Saturday & Sunday. Call out service is available for additional cost with prior arrangement.

Introductory Flights offerd by Griffith Aviation

introductory flights only $99.95!
griffithaviationinc.com

Flight Training

Besides being a full service FBO, Griffith Aviation also provides professional flight training. The flight training facility is approved for both Part 61 and Part 141 training. Griffith Aviation provides flight training for all stages of training! For more information, or to schedule a flight lesson, call 1-800-247-7070 or visit our website.

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Why Train with Griffith Aviation?

-Only 30 minutes from most areas in Northwest Indiana / 45
minutes from Chicago via the Chicago Skyway and I-90.
-FAA and Veterans Administration (VA) approved flight training school
-Highly skilled staff of flight instructors
-Scheduling 7 days a week
-Fly when it is convenient for you
-All maintenance is performed on the field by our own maintenance department
-All airplanes are equipped with modern communication and navigation radios
-Two X-SPEC Flight Simulators (Flight Training Devices)
-Modern, Spacious Training Facility
-Inexpensive Rental,  and Instructor Costs

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Airport Services

G&N Aircraft, Inc.
Aircraft Engine Repair and Overhaul
FAA Certified Repair Station MW2R020L

Griffith Aviation, Inc.
Full Service FBO and Professional Flight Training
FAA Part 61 & 141 Training
VA approved flight school

Northwest Aviation Maintenance, Inc.
Annual Inspections, 100 Hour Inspection, & more

Southlake Air
Shared Aircraft Ownership

Northwest Aviation Maintenance

Call (219) 924-0207

FULL Service Maintenance

Northwest Aviation Maintenance, Inc is your full service maintenance provider.  Whether you need an oil change, annual inspection or extensive repairs, Northwest Aviation Maintenance Inc. can handle your aircraft.  Each of our staff holds an Airframe & Powerplant license along with an Inspection Authorization.
Rest assured that your airframe or engine work will be completed to the highest standards.  Our affiliation with G&N Aircraft Inc, allows us to handle quick turns on engine accessory and cylinder work.

Aircraft Serviced

Cessna Single Engine
Cessna Multi Engine
Piper Single Engine
Piper Multi Engine
Beechcraft Single Engine
Beechcraft Multi Engine
Mooney
Grumman Single Engine

Services

100 Hour Inspections
Annual Inspections
Engine Removal & Installations
Oil Changes
Corrosion X Treatments
Aircraft Weighing
Dynamic Prop Balance
Continental Motors Fuel System Set Up
General Airframe Repair
STC Installations
Artex 406 E.L.T. Preferred Installer
AD Research & Compliance
Pre-Purchase Inspections

Construction Update's At The Griffith-Merrillville Airport

Airport Services

G&N Aircraft, Inc.
Aircraft Engine Repair and Overhaul
FAA Certified Repair Station MW2R020L

Griffith Aviation, Inc.
Full Service FBO and Professional Flight Training
FAA Part 61 & 141 Training
The only VA approved flight school in Northwest Indiana

Northwest Aviation Maintenance, Inc.
Annual Inspections, 100 Hour Inspection, & more

Southlake Air
Shared Aircraft Ownership

Restaurants

Mi Tierra – Authentic Mexican Cuisine
Griffith- Merrillville Airport
219-922-3633

Corner Café
101 N Broad St
Griffith, IN 46319
219-922-9596

Bridges’ Scoreboard
121 N Griffith Blvd
Griffith, IN 46319
(219) 924-2206
www.bridgesscoreboard.com

Golf

Scherwood Golf
600 E Joliet St
Schererville, IN 46375
(219) 865-2554
www.scherwood.com

Turkey Creek Golf Course
6400 Harrison St
Merrillville, IN 46410
(219) 980-5170
www.turkeycreekgolf.com

Innsbrook Country Club
6701 Taft St
Merrillville, IN 46410
(219) 980-9060
www.innsbrookcc.com/Golf.aspx

Car Rental

Enterprise Rent-A-Car (Griffith)
Griffith: 219-923-5600
Highland: 219-924-0707
Merrillville: 219-756-2233
www.enterprise.com

Hertz Car Rental
219-923-7174
www.hertz.com

Taxi/Limo

A-1 Taxi
219-769-8294

Classic Taxi
219-322-8758
www.classic-taxi.com

Southlake Limousine Service, Inc.
219-922-4567
www.southlakelimo.com

Hotels

Hampton Inn and Suites – Munster
8936 Calumet Ave
Munster, IN 46321
(219) 836-5555
www.hamptoninn.hilton.com

Radisson Hotel at Star Plaza
800 East 81st Avenue
Merrillville, IN 46410
(219) 769-6311
www.radisson.com

Best Western Northwest Indiana Inn
3830 179th St
Hammond, IN 46323
(219) 844-2140
www.bestwestern.com

Best Western Crossroads Inn
1905 Harder Ct
Schererville, IN 46375
(219) 865-3400
www.indianabestwestern.com

Comfort Inn
1915 Mississippi St
Hobart, IN 46342
(219) 947-7677
www.comfortinn.com

Residence Inn Chicago Southeast
7740 Corinne Dr
Hammond, IN 46323
(219) 844-8440
www.marriott.com

Other Places of Interest

Gary South Shore RailCats
One stadium Plaza
Gary, IN 15106
(219) 882-2255
www.railcatsbaseball.com

Star Plaza Theatre
800 E 81st Ave
Merrillville, IN 46410
(219) 769-6311
www.starplazatheatre.com

Indiana Dunes State Park & National Lakeshore
219-395-8914
http://www.nps.gov/indu/index.htm

Albanese Confectionery Group
5441 Lincoln Hwy
Merrillville, IN 46410
(219) 947-3070
www.albaneseconfectionery.com

County Line Orchard
200 S County Line Rd
Hobart, IN 46342
(219) 947-4477
www.countylineorchard.com

Deep River Water Park
9001 E Lincoln Hwy
Crown Point, IN 46307
(219) 947-7850
www.deepriverwaterpark.com

Challenger Learning Center
2300 173rd St
Hammond, IN 46323
(219) 989-2007
www.clcnwi.com

Town of Griffith
www.griffith.in.gov

Town of Merrillville
www.merrillville.in.gov

Laser Grade
1-800-211-2754
www.lasergrade.com

Construction of the parallel taxiway began at the Airport on August 17, 2011.

A full parallel taxiway from the ramp area to the east end of runway 26 and a partial parallel taxiway from the west end of runway 08 to approximately mid-field was completed the summer of 2012. The taxiway has lights and reflectors installed. This project will help to eliminate back taxiing on the runway and is a vital safety enhancement for the Airport. The final connection of the runway 08 taxiway is scheduled under the Airports Capital Improvement Program plan in the near future.

Starting May 17th 2021 and continuing for several weeks there will be on going construction on the A3 taxiway and ramp area. During this time the runway will be open, but ramp access may be limited and/or closed. Please check NOTAMs or call the Griffith-Merrillville Airport prior to flight!!! For more information, please see the attached PDF document for details on the planned construction.

Airport Information

Restaurants

Mi Tierra – Authentic Mexican Cuisine
In the Griffith-Merrillville Airport
219-922-3633

Corner Café
101 N Broad St
Griffith, IN 46319
219-922-9596

Bridges’ Scoreboard
121 N Griffith Blvd
Griffith, IN 46319
(219) 924-2206
www.bridgesscoreboard.com

Golf

Scherwood Golf
600 E Joliet St
Schererville, IN 46375
(219) 865-2554
www.scherwood.com

Turkey Creek Golf Course
6400 Harrison St
Merrillville, IN 46410
(219) 980-5170
www.turkeycreekgolf.com

Innsbrook Country Club
6701 Taft St
Merrillville, IN 46410
(219) 980-9060
www.innsbrookcc.com/Golf.aspx

Car Rental

Enterprise Rent-A-Car (Griffith)
Griffith: 219-923-5600
Highland: 219-924-0707
Merrillville: 219-756-2233
www.enterprise.com

Hertz Car Rental
219-923-7174
www.hertz.com

Taxi/Limo

A-1 Taxi
219-769-8294

Classic Taxi
219-322-8758
www.classic-taxi.com

Southlake Limousine Service, Inc.
219-922-4567
www.southlakelimo.com

Hotels

Hampton Inn and Suites – Munster
8936 Calumet Ave
Munster, IN 46321
(219) 836-5555
www.hamptoninn.hilton.com

Radisson Hotel at Star Plaza
800 East 81st Avenue
Merrillville, IN 46410
(219) 769-6311
www.radisson.com

Best Western Northwest Indiana Inn
3830 179th St
Hammond, IN 46323
(219) 844-2140
www.bestwestern.com

Best Western Crossroads Inn
1905 Harder Ct
Schererville, IN 46375
(219) 865-3400
www.indianabestwestern.com

Comfort Inn
1915 Mississippi St
Hobart, IN 46342
(219) 947-7677
www.comfortinn.com

Residence Inn Chicago Southeast
7740 Corinne Dr
Hammond, IN 46323
(219) 844-8440
www.marriott.com

Other Places of Interest

Gary South Shore RailCats
One stadium Plaza
Gary, IN 15106
(219) 882-2255
www.railcatsbaseball.com

Star Plaza Theatre
800 E 81st Ave
Merrillville, IN 46410
(219) 769-6311
www.starplazatheatre.com

Indiana Dunes State Park & National Lakeshore
219-395-8914
http://www.nps.gov/indu/index.htm

Albanese Confectionery Group
5441 Lincoln Hwy
Merrillville, IN 46410
(219) 947-3070
www.albaneseconfectionery.com

County Line Orchard
200 S County Line Rd
Hobart, IN 46342
(219) 947-4477
www.countylineorchard.com

Deep River Water Park
9001 E Lincoln Hwy
Crown Point, IN 46307
(219) 947-7850
www.deepriverwaterpark.com

Challenger Learning Center
2300 173rd St
Hammond, IN 46323
(219) 989-2007
www.clcnwi.com

Airport Services

G&N Aircraft, Inc.
Aircraft Engine Repair and Overhaul
FAA Certified Repair Station MW2R020L

Griffith Aviation, Inc.
Full Service FBO and Professional Flight Training
FAA Part 61 & 141 Training
The only VA approved flight school in Northwest Indiana

Northwest Aviation Maintenance, Inc.
Annual Inspections, 100 Hour Inspection, & more

Southlake Air
Shared Aircraft Ownership

Restaurants

Mi Tierra – Authentic Mexican Cuisine
Griffith- Merrillville Airport
219-922-3633

Corner Café
101 N Broad St
Griffith, IN 46319
219-922-9596

Bridges’ Scoreboard
121 N Griffith Blvd
Griffith, IN 46319
(219) 924-2206
www.bridgesscoreboard.com

Golf

Scherwood Golf
600 E Joliet St
Schererville, IN 46375
(219) 865-2554
www.scherwood.com

Turkey Creek Golf Course
6400 Harrison St
Merrillville, IN 46410
(219) 980-5170
www.turkeycreekgolf.com

Innsbrook Country Club
6701 Taft St
Merrillville, IN 46410
(219) 980-9060
www.innsbrookcc.com/Golf.aspx

Car Rental

Enterprise Rent-A-Car (Griffith)
Griffith: 219-923-5600
Highland: 219-924-0707
Merrillville: 219-756-2233
www.enterprise.com

Hertz Car Rental
219-923-7174
www.hertz.com

Taxi/Limo

A-1 Taxi
219-769-8294

Classic Taxi
219-322-8758
www.classic-taxi.com

Southlake Limousine Service, Inc.
219-922-4567
www.southlakelimo.com

Hotels

Hampton Inn and Suites – Munster
8936 Calumet Ave
Munster, IN 46321
(219) 836-5555
www.hamptoninn.hilton.com

Radisson Hotel at Star Plaza
800 East 81st Avenue
Merrillville, IN 46410
(219) 769-6311
www.radisson.com

Best Western Northwest Indiana Inn
3830 179th St
Hammond, IN 46323
(219) 844-2140
www.bestwestern.com

Best Western Crossroads Inn
1905 Harder Ct
Schererville, IN 46375
(219) 865-3400
www.indianabestwestern.com

Comfort Inn
1915 Mississippi St
Hobart, IN 46342
(219) 947-7677
www.comfortinn.com

Residence Inn Chicago Southeast
7740 Corinne Dr
Hammond, IN 46323
(219) 844-8440
www.marriott.com

Other Places of Interest

Gary South Shore RailCats
One stadium Plaza
Gary, IN 15106
(219) 882-2255
www.railcatsbaseball.com

Star Plaza Theatre
800 E 81st Ave
Merrillville, IN 46410
(219) 769-6311
www.starplazatheatre.com

Indiana Dunes State Park & National Lakeshore
219-395-8914
http://www.nps.gov/indu/index.htm

Albanese Confectionery Group
5441 Lincoln Hwy
Merrillville, IN 46410
(219) 947-3070
www.albaneseconfectionery.com

County Line Orchard
200 S County Line Rd
Hobart, IN 46342
(219) 947-4477
www.countylineorchard.com

Deep River Water Park
9001 E Lincoln Hwy
Crown Point, IN 46307
(219) 947-7850
www.deepriverwaterpark.com

Challenger Learning Center
2300 173rd St
Hammond, IN 46323
(219) 989-2007
www.clcnwi.com

Town of Griffith
www.griffith.in.gov

Town of Merrillville
www.merrillville.in.gov

Laser Grade
1-800-211-2754
www.lasergrade.com

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