Safety & Security

Security sign at McKinney National AirportMcKinney National Airport Safety & Security

McKinney National Airport has developed security procedures to manage access to the Air Operations Area (AOA) and certain restricted areas on the airport, balance the operational needs of airport stakeholders and reduce the potential impact of known threats to general aviation.

Constant Vigilance

The airport’s state-of-the-art and expandable perimeter access control system enables staff to manage access to the AOA through the use of proximity card readers at airport-owned automated perimeter gates. A CCTV camera system has been implemented to monitor and record activity. The AOA is surrounded by a six-foot chain-linked fence topped with one foot of barbed wire and is regularly patrolled by airport personnel and the McKinney Police Department.  

Since 2001, pilots and others at airports have stepped up their vigilance and reported suspicious activities to authorities through Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association's (AOPA’s) Watch Program, a 24-hour telephone hotline answered by federal authorities (866/GA-SECURE or 866/427-3287).

If You See Something, Say Something!

A critical component of the airport's security program is pilots, airport tenants and the general public being vigilant while at the airport and reporting any suspicious activity. Please report any suspicious activity immediately to any of the following numbers:

  • McKinney Airport Administration at 972-562-3401 
  • 866-GA-SECURE (866-427-3287)
  • If it is an emergency please dial 9-1-1. 

How You Can Help Keep Our Airport Secure

  • If you see something, say something.
  • Ensure that gates and doors are secured behind you. 
  • Be familiar with and practice airport security procedures. 
  • Use aircraft door locks at all times when the aircraft is unattended. 
  • Consider the use of auxiliary locks to further protect aircraft from unauthorized use. 
  • Consistently lock hangar doors to prevent unauthorized access or tampering. 
  • Properly secure ignition keys separate from aircraft. 


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