The main runway at Cushing Field is a 2801ft long, 180ft wide grass strip aligned north and south with an elevation of 640ft giving a standard left hand traffic pattern of 500ft AGL for ultralights and 800ft AGL (1440ft MSL) for airplanes. Arriving aircraft should carry out a standard 45 degree downwind entry, the call being 'cushing traffic' on the CTAF/UNICOM frequency of 122.7 to indicate intentions.
The area is generally clear of hazards, though pilots should note the displaced thresholds on each end of the runway, paying particular note to the 24ft pline that runs parallel to R71 on the approach to RWY18 which is marked with orange indicators. Pilots must be vigilant for numerous sports and general aviation aircraft in the vicinity, many operating below pattern altitude and many without radios!
FAA Identifier: 0C8
Lat/Long: 41-31-10.1100N / 088-36-20.2640W
41-31.168500N / 088-36.337733W
41.5194750 / -88.6056289 (estimated)
Elevation: 640 ft. / 195 m (estimated)
Variation: 00W (1985)
From city: 2 miles SW of NEWARK, IL
Time zone: UTC -5 (UTC -6 during Standard Time)
Zip code: 60551
Airport use: Open to the public
Activation date: 08/1975
Sectional chart: CHICAGO
Control tower: no
ARTCC: CHICAGO CENTER
FSS: KANKAKEE FLIGHT SERVICE STATION
NOTAMs facility: IKK (NOTAM-D service available)
Attendance: IREG Pattern altitude: 1440 ft. MSL
Wind indicator: yes
Segmented circle: no
Lights: Continuous during night time hours.
WX AWOS-3 at C09 (10 nm SE): 118.175 ( 815-941-1815 )
WX ASOS at ARR (16 nm N): PHONE 630-466-4024
WX AWOS-3 at JOT (19 nm E): 119.975 ( 815-730-9560 )
Nearby radio navigation aids
VOR radial/distance VOR name Freq Var
JOT r261/13.0 JOLIET VORTAC 112.30 02E
DPA r205/25.0 DUPAGE VOR/DME 108.40 02E
EON r290/39.6 PEOTONE VORTAC 113.20 02E
NDB name Hdg/Dist Freq Var ID
OTTAWA 049/14.6 266 01E OIX --- .. -..-
DEKALB 172/25.3 209 02W DKB -.. -.- -...
Fuel available: NONE. Nearest at Washburn/Morris airport
Bottled oxygen: NONE
Bulk oxygen: NONE
Dimensions: 2831 x 180 ft. / 863 x 55 m
Surface: turf, in good condition
Runway edge lights: non-standard
NSTD LIRL; LGT INTST VARIES; NON FAA APVD L-800 SERIES.
RUNWAY 18 36
Latitude: 41-31.401833N 41-30.935667N
Longitude 088-36.304333W 088-36.304000W
Elevation: 640.0 ft. 640.0 ft.
Gradient: 0.2% 0.2%
Traffic pattern: left left
Displaced threshold: 380 ft. 250ft
18/36 DSPLCD THRS MKD WITH ORANGE & WHITE PAINTED WOOD WITH 1 RED LGT ADJ TO EACH MARKER.
Runway end identifier lights: no no
Obstructions: 24 ft. pline, marked, 100 ft. from runway 5ft fence
4:1 slope to clear APCH RATIO 20:1 AT DSPLCD THR. RWY 36 APCH RATIO 50:1 TO THR.
Airport Ownership and Management from official FAA records
Owner: CHARLES CUSHING 6348 MARTIN CT. WILLOWBROOK, IL 60527 Phone 630-325-2810
Manager: CHARLES CUSHING 6348 MARTIN CT. WILLOWBROOK, IL 60527 Phone 630-325-2810
Airport Operational Statistics
Aircraft based on the field: 66
Single engine airplanes: 15
Multi engine airplanes: 1
Aircraft operations: avg 33/day *
92% local general aviation
8% transient general aviation
* for 12-month period ending 31 December 2014
- ULTRALIGHT ACTIVITY ON & INVOF ARPT.
There are no published instrument procedures at 0C8.
Some nearby airports with instrument procedures:
C09 - Morris Municipal Airport-James R. Washburn Field (10 nm SE)
KARR - Aurora Municipal Airport (16 nm N)
KJOT - Joliet Regional Airport (19 nm E)
KLOT - Lewis University Airport (23 nm E)
1C5 - Bolingbrook's Clow International Airport (24 nm NE)