Applying for an Access Card

Applying for Access Cards (Airport Badge)

The first step in obtaining an airport access card is to email us

Your email must state your full name, phone number and affiliation to the airport. You will receive an email response with instructions on how to begin the application process. Subsequently, you will be scheduled for an appointment to have your photo taken and your application processed. 

Before your appointment, please complete the Access Card application (fillable Word form). You must fill out the form online, print and bring it to the appointment. Handwritten applications will not be accepted. The form is also available in the airport terminal.

What to Bring to Your Appointment

  • Current Driver's License.
  • Proof of auto insurance for any vehicle that may enter airport property.
  • Printed application.

The application process must be started by email. Please do not go to the Airport Customer Service desk to request an access card.

Make payment at the Airport Customer Service Desk when your access card is issued. 

Pre-qualified Applicants & Qualifying Affiliation

Persons eligible to apply for an access card include the following:

  • Owners.
  • Operators.
  • Regular passengers and family members of based aircraft.
  • Hangar owners.
  • Flying club members.
  • Employees of approved commercial aeronautical activities.
  • Vendors and contractors.
  • Any other persons as decided on a case-by-case basis by the executive director.

Applicants must provide proof of qualifying affiliation at the time of application. Proof of qualifying affiliation includes a copy of a current hangar lease, proof of hangar ownership, flying club membership or any other document that verifies your affiliation with McKinney National Airport.


Access cards expire two years after the date of issuance. Expiration date appears on the bottom of the access card below the name.