Dunnellon/Marion County Airport

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Dunnellon/Marion County Airport & Park of Commerce
IATA: noneICAO: noneFAA LID: X35
Summary
Airport type Public
Owner Dunnellon Airport Authority
Serves Dunnellon, Florida
Elevation AMSL 65 ft / 20 m
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Map
X35 is located in Florida
X35
X35
Location of Dunnellon/Marion County Airport
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
5/23 4,941 1,506 Asphalt
9/27 4,702 1,433 Asphalt
Statistics (2008)
Aircraft operations 15,000
Based aircraft 52

Dunnellon/Marion County Airport and Park of Commerce (FAA LID: X35) is a public use airport located four nautical miles (7 km) east of the central business district of Dunnellon, in Marion County, Florida, United States.

Overview

The airport is owned by Dunnellon Airport Authority.[1] It is also known as the Dunnellon/Marion County Airport, Dunnellon Airport and Marion County Airport.

The airport encompasses 1,706 acres (6.90 km2) (6.9 km²) of land. With new security fencing, electrical gates, a snack bar and additional T-hangars, the airport is not projected to require major expansion through 2020. The facility is located 38 miles (61 km) south of Gainesville Regional Airport. Services available include 24-hour fuel, major airframe powerplant servicing. During 2006, the airport averaged 41 flights per day.

Facilities and aircraft

Dunnellon/Marion Co. & Park of Commerce Airport covers an area of 1,706 acres (690 ha) at an elevation of 65 feet (20 m) above mean sea level. It has two asphalt paved runways: 5/23 is 4,941 by 100 feet (1,506 x 30 m) and 9/27 is 4,702 by 60 feet (1,433 x 18 m).[1]

For the 12-month period ending April 21, 2008, the airport had 15,000 general aviation aircraft operations, an average of 41 per day. At that time there were 52 aircraft based at this airport: 80.8% single-engine, 9.6% multi-engine and 9.6% ultralight.[1]

The airport also has a full service flight school, Whiskey Bravo Air. www.whiskeybravoair.com

History

Originally set on 500 acres (2 km²) that was purchased in 1942 by Marion County. It was opened in August 1942, by the United States Army Air Forces. Known as Dunnellon Army Airfield it was used as a training Airfield. Control was deeded to Marion County following the end of the war.

One runway was closed in the 1990s, reducing the airport to its current two.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 FAA Airport Master Record for X35 (Form 5010 PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. Effective 8 April 2010.

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