RAI Jets
Airport Operations
Phone: (269) 651-2821

Tom Sikorski
Deputy Director of Public Services
Phone: (269) 651-2879

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Kirsch Municipal Airport

The gateway to Sturgis and the State of Michigan, the Kirsch Municipal Airport is located in northeast corner of the City at the intersection of North Centerville Road and West Lafayette Street, in the heart of some of the City’s best industrial properties and minutes from downtown Sturgis, the Indiana border, and the 80/90 Toll Road.

Featuring two paved runways, 24/7 access to 100LL and Jet Fuel, rental and transient hanger space, and repair facilities, Kirsch Municipal is a convenient and well-featured facility for business travel, overnight stay, or just a quick stop.

Home to several Fixed Base Operators and Aviation businesses, you have the ability to charter a flight, service and paint your plane, or upgrade to a new one.

Whether for business or pleasure, next time you’re passing by, be sure to stop by Kirsch Municipal Airport and pay us a visit!

Pilot Information

Primary Runway (18/36): 5,200 feet long, 100 feet wide
Crosswind Runway (6/24): 3,457 feet long, 75 feet wide

  • Airport Site Manager / FBO – RAI Jets (269) 651-2821
  • Instrument Approach Procedure (IAP)
  • 24 hour access to payphone
  • Automated Weather Observation System (AWOS)
  • Ground Power Unit (GPU)
  • Courtesy Car
  • Convenient access to food and lodging

More Airport Information: AirNav.com

Airport Services

Kirsch Municipal Airport offers self-serve fuel serve 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The airport offers both 100LL and Jet Fuel. Customers can pay via credit card using the Fuel Master system. For updated fuel prices, please visit one of the links below:

100LL.com | Airnav.com

The City of Sturgis offers T-Hangars and full size hangars available for rent by the month or year. Transient Hangars and tie-down hooks are also available. For pricing and availability call (269) 651-2821.

Visitors to Kirsch Municipal Airport will have access to an airport courtesy car. Use of the car is limited to short trips in the Sturgis area (five mile radius from the center of town). The car will be provided free of charge. Users will need to provide proof of insurance and a license to drive; liability for use of the car is assumed by the user. Overnight use of the car can be arranged in special circumstances. For more information, see the Courtesy Car policy and Courtesy Car Use Form below:

Kirsch Municipal Airport is home to several aviation businesses offering a variety of services. If you are in need of aircraft services, use the information below to contact them.

  • Bartelt Aviation: Aircraft sales, repairs and other services
  • RAI Jets: Aircraft charters, repairs and other services
  • Sturgis Aviation (Phone (269) 659-3773): Aircraft Painting
Business & Visitors

If you are flying to Sturgis as a visitor to the community or are looking at starting or expanding a business here, please visit the For Visitors or For Business sections of our website for more information.