Palm Beach County Glades Airport

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Palm Beach County
Glades Airport

Pahokee Airport
IATA: PHKICAO: KPHKFAA LID: PHK
Summary
Airport type Public
Owner Palm Beach County
Serves Pahokee, Florida
Elevation AMSL 16 ft / 5 m
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Map
PHK is located in Florida
PHK
PHK
Location of airport in Florida
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
17/35 4,116 1,255 Asphalt
Statistics (2010)
Aircraft operations 36,750
Based aircraft 26

Palm Beach County Glades Airport (IATA: PHKICAO: KPHKFAA LID: PHK) is a county owned, public use airport in Palm Beach County, Florida, United States. It is located three nautical miles (6 km) southwest of the central business district of Pahokee, Florida.[1] The airport is owned by Palm Beach County and operated by the Palm Beach County Airports Department.[2] It is included in the National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2011–2015, which categorized it as a general aviation facility.[3]

History

In 2004, Hurricane Frances and Hurricane Jeanne destroyed the airport's main building, causing operations to be conducted from a trailer. In 2009, new buildings were dedicated, including a 2,300 sq ft (210 m2) office/lobby, a 5,000 sq ft (460 m2) main hangar, and a building containing 10 rental hangars.[4]

Facilities and aircraft

Palm Beach County Glades Airport covers an area of 243 acres (98 ha) at an elevation of 16 feet (5 m) above mean sea level. It has one runway designated 17/35 with an asphalt surface measuring 4,116 by 75 feet (1,255 x 23 m).[1]

For the 12-month period ending January 14, 2010, the airport had 36,750 aircraft operations, an average of 100 per day: 99% general aviation and 1% air taxi. At that time there were 26 aircraft based at this airport: 19% single-engine, 8% multi-engine, 15% helicopter, and 58% ultralight.[1]

The airport, commonly referred to as "Pahokee", does not have a control tower.[5] Pilots landing at Pahokee use self-announce procedures to notify other aircraft of take-offs and landings. The airport can handle aircraft with a single-wheel weight of up to 20,000 pounds (9,071 kg)[5] although local regulations restrict aircraft to 12,500 pounds (5,670 kg) and under.[6] Because of the VOR/DME systems[5] and relatively low traffic, this airport is one of five South Florida airports that is used for instrument training by student pilots.[7]

The airport's fixed base operator (FBO) is Landmark Aviation.[8] The former FBO was Pahokee Aviation, Inc.[9]

Environmental concerns

Due to environmental considerations of the Florida everglades ecosystem, water drainage is strictly regulated by the East Shore Water Control District. Excess water drains from the Airport onto Closter Farms, located adjacent to the airport. The County compensates Closter Farms for drainage services that Closter's provides to take care of the excess drainage.[10]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 FAA Airport Master Record for PHK (Form 5010 PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. Effective May 31, 2012.
  2. "General Aviation Airports". Palm Beach County. Archived from the original on December 28, 2004. Retrieved August 22, 2006.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. "2011–2015 NPIAS Report, Appendix A" (PDF, 2.03 MB). National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems. Federal Aviation Administration. October 4, 2010. External link in |work= (help)<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. "Rebuilt Glades Airport Opens". Count-e-News. Palm Beach County. December 17, 2012.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 "KPHK - Palm Beach County Glades Airport". AirNav.com. August 3, 2006. Retrieved August 21, 2006.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  6. "Palm Beach County Glades" (PDF). Continuing Florida Aviation System Planning Process. April 2005. Retrieved August 22, 2006.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  7. "South Florida Aviation Training System Plan" (PDF). Continuing Florida Aviation System Planning Process. January 14, 1999. Retrieved August 22, 2006.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  8. "Landmark Aviation—PHK". Retrieved July 11, 2012.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  9. "Pahokee Aviation, Inc". Archived from the original on September 29, 2007. Retrieved August 22, 2006.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  10. "Order of Business Palm Beach County Board Of Commissioners Board Meeting" (PDF). April 18, 2006. Retrieved August 22, 2006.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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