Livingston County’s Airport is a part of our transportation infrastructure that serves a broad range of community needs. Though general aviation is generally perceived to be an important means of transportation for people and goods, few people recognize that it does much more than this.

The Livingston County Airport serves a broad range of needs including transportation of people and goods, transportation of critical care patients, search and rescue operations, tourism, law enforcement activity, flight instruction and others in a broad range of services. The location of the Airport allows county residents, visitors and commercial interests a high level of utility with easy highway access to I-96, M-59 and US 23.

Our Livingston County Airport is considered valuable to the competitive position of a number of local business organizations. If the facility were not present, it is possible that these firms would choose or be forced to locate elsewhere. These organizations use air charter and general aviation services made possible by the existence of the Airport.



First airplane landing in Howell

May 1938

Mail plane

Early 1950s

The City moved the Airport to its present location.



A paved runway was installed


Spence Hardy (pictured with Betty Stentz) was the airport manager from 1966 – 1988. He was also the main flight instructor and taught many people how to fly


In 1977, the cost of flight school was a little less expensive than it is today


Aerial view of the Airport in 1981


All graded and ready to add on an extension to the runway and a new taxiway

Present & Future

The Livingston County Airport has had a long history and looks forward to a bright future

Mark Johnson

Mark Johnson
Airport Director



(517) 546-6675


Monday – Friday
7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday
8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Additional Hours by Arrangement


Self-Serve Fuel Available 24 Hours A Day


3399 County Airport Dr
Howell, MI 48855

Weather Line

(517) 546-4450


(517) 546-6656