Grand Central Airport is a small privately owned public airfield facility located in Midrand, halfway between Johannesburg and Pretoria, in South Africa. Owned and operated by a consortium it has a number of quality facilities and services to offer including charter aircrafts and helicopters. No prior permission is required for light aircrafts wanting to utilize this airport for landing, and which is open 24X7 for public convenience.
A simple radio call seeking clearance is sufficient enough for visitors to make use of this private jet facility. Situated at an elevation of 5,327 feet above mean sea level this facility which was up-graded in 1992 plays a very important part in the South African aviation industry. Although it lacks customs facilities, the Grand Central Airport is fully equipped with a modern terminal building providing restaurants and other passenger convenience services. A small 6,004 feet long asphalt surfaced runway is serving the Grand Central Airport which is well supervised, maintained and secure. This airport is also serving as a base for a number of flying schools with fixed wing aircrafts and helicopters. These fixed base operators at the Grand Central Airport are also providing maintenance and repair services for the convenience of visiting aircrafts. Very soon, the Grand Central Airport will also be reachable by train through the new Gautrain Link between Pretoria and Gauteng.
There is a new station on this line coming up at a distance of 700 meters from the airport. However, presently there is a car rental facility available at the airport providing local transportation facility to passengers utilizing the services at this airport. Incidentally, what started as a flying club way back in 1937 is now grown into a full fledged Grand Central Airport today, serving the requirements of the domestic and international air travelers.