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. The primary and premier general aviation facility for Central Florida provides convenient access to all of Orlando’s major highways putting the majority of industrial and business centers, sports arenas, performing arts venues, colleges, the Orlando/Orange County Convention Center, and the areas theme parks, all within minutes of the airport.

Central location and a long list of amenities make Orlando Executive Airport the ideal spot to touch down and “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, a Customs and Border Protection (CBP) customs facility, 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.

Orlando Executive Airport
365 Rickenbacker Dr, Orlando, FL 32803
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Run for the Angels 5k - Orlando Executive

Run for the Angels 5KPack up your flight bags and get ready to get a first-hand view of what pilots see as they navigate around the airport. You will travel 5K (3.1 miles) on Orlando Executive Airport, running on taxiways, runways and around the hangars. Your adventure will include exciting, up close views of many types of aircraft and two water stops along the way. After crossing the finish line you can enjoy all the post race entertainment; music, vendor/sponsor booths and refreshments.

The annual Run for the Angels 5K Race will be held at Orlando Executive Airport on Saturday March 30, 2024. Click here to sign up for the event.

All proceeds from the event benefit Angel Flight South East and their mission to arrange free flights so that children and adults can have access to the far from home doctors that can save their lives. Angel Flight™ Southeast is a volunteer pilot organization of more than 650 volunteer pilots who utilize their own aircraft, fuel and time to provide free air transportation to medical facilities for citizens who are financially distressed or otherwise unable to travel on public transportation.


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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 2018 Orlando Executive’s aircraft operations totalled more than 104,000.

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


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


  • ORL
  • 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


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
Other Tenants

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

Minimum Standards & Aeronautical Services Application

If you would like to join our group of outstanding tenants, please read our Aeronautical Service Operator Minimum Standards and complete the ORL Aeronautical Service Provider Application Form


Official opening as "Orlando Municipal Airport". Pan Am begins service to Cuba and Puerto Rico from ORL.
Orlando Municipal Airport
US Postal Service inaugurates Air Mail service to and from ORL
Orlando Municipal Airport
Amelia Earhart visits Florida Air Tours, an annual week-long event.
Orlando Municipal Airport
Eddie Rickenbacker (President of Eastern Airlines) makes an appearance at ORL's 10th anniversary celebration.
Renamed "Orlando Air Base" as US Army Corps assumes control for military training.
Orlando Municipal Airport
Control reverts to the City of Orlando. Commercial air service (Delta, Eastern and National Airlines) commences.
Terminal is built.
Orlando Municipal Airport
Renamed "Herndon Airport".
Commercial air service starts relocation to McCoy AFB property (the future Orlando International Airport), 8 miles south of ORL.
McCoy Terminal
Airlines complete relocation to McCoy AFB, making ORL primarily a general and corporate aviation airport.
Operational control of ORL transfers from the city of Orlando to the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority (GOAA).
Renamed "Orlando Executive Airport".
Orlando Executive Airport
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
FAA moved into a new Air Traffic Control Tower ideally located south and midfield of runway 7/25
Orlando Executive Airport hosted the static display for the National Business Aviation Association convention.
NBAA Static Display
Terminal is razed and construction of new FBO facilities begins.
Showalter Flying Service's new terminal opened.
Sheltair Aviation Services’ new terminal opened.
Orlando hosted the static display for the National Business Aviation Association convention.
Orlando hosted the static display for the National Business Aviation Association convention.
Orlando hosted the static display for the National Business Aviation Association convention.
NBAA Convention
Orlando hosted the static display for the National Business Aviation Association convention.
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
Orlando hosted the static display for the National Business Aviation Association convention.
Orlando hosted the static display for the National Business Aviation Association convention.
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
Orlando hosted the static display for the National Business Aviation Association convention.
Orlando hosts the static display for the National Business Aviation Association convention.