The March JPA along with the U.S. Air Force pursued the establishment of March Air Field as a public joint use airport. The Air Force defines a “joint use airport” as one where the facilities which are owned and operated by the Air Force are made available for use by civil aviation. A joint use agreement between these parties was executed May 7, 1997, along with land leases for over 350 acres, as the civilian airport name March Inland Port.
The MIP is the civilian facility that is managed and operated by the MIP Airport Authority (MIPAA). With premier aviation facilities, MIP can accommodate the largest of air cargo and passenger aircraft.
March Inland Port boasts an operational airfield, with a 13,300 lineal foot runway and fully manned control tower. With more than one million square feet of ramp area fully stressed to accommodate aircraft up to 900,000 pounds, the MIP has more than 350 acres of runway-accessible property available for development. Airport fees for aviation operations and service vendors are some of the lowest in Southern California. MIP is a public use airport accessible to commercial and general aviation. For recreational and corporate aircraft operators, MIP has a fully functioning world-class Fix Based Operator (FBO) – Million Air.