Akron Fulton International Airport
|Akron Fulton International Airport|
|IATA: AKC – ICAO: KAKR – FAA LID: AKR|
|Owner||City of Akron|
|Elevation AMSL||1,067 ft / 325 m|
|Source: Federal Aviation Administration|
Akron Fulton International Airport (IATA: AKC, ICAO: KAKR, FAA LID: AKR) is a general aviation airport located in Akron, a city in Summit County, Ohio, United States. It is owned by the City of Akron. This airport is included in the FAA's National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2011–2015 which categorized it as a general aviation facility.
Although most U.S. airports use the same three-letter location identifier for the FAA and IATA, Akron Fulton is assigned AKR by the FAA and AKC by the IATA (which assigned AKR to Akure, Nigeria).
Named for longtime manager Bain Ecarius "Shorty" Fulton and his son Bain J. "Bud" Fulton, it first opened in 1929 and has operated in several different capacities since then, including a U.S. naval air station known as Naval Air Station Akron. Although the airport has only served general aviation for many years, it does technically have United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement facilities, and is therefore considered an international airport. The airport did have commercial scheduled airline service until the 1950s. It is now used for both cargo and private planes.
Facilities and aircraft
Akron Fulton International Airport covers an area of 1,171 acres (474 ha) at an elevation of 1,067 feet (325 m) above mean sea level. It has two asphalt paved runways: 7/25 is 6,337 by 150 feet (1,932 x 46 m) and 1/19 is 2,336 by 100 feet (712 x 30 m).
For the 12-month period ending August 26, 2010, the airport had 26,000 aircraft operations, an average of 71 per day: 99% general aviation, 1% air taxi, and <1% military. At that time there were 74 aircraft based at this airport: 89% single-engine, 8% multi-engine, 1% jet and 1% helicopter.
The airport is supported by the local FBO (fixed base operator) Summit Air which fuels and hangars aircraft. North Coast Air Care is based at the Akron Flight facility since May 2000. It maintains the general aviation community in performing inspections, maintenance and repairs to all aircraft from small Cessnas to corporate jets. Steiner International also opened it doors at the facility the same time that North Coast Air Care moved in. They perform avionics repairs, upgrades and installations.
- FAA Airport Master Record for AKR ( PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. Effective 25 August 2011.
- "2011–2015 NPIAS Report, Appendix A (PDF, 2.03 MB)". 2011–2015 National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems. Federal Aviation Administration. 4 October 2010.
- Great Circle Mapper: AKC / KAKR - Akron, Ohio
- Great Circle Mapper: AKR / DNAK - Akure, Nigeria
- "Daredevil...Barnstormer...Dreamer". Summit Memory.
- Price, Mark J. (2009-11-30). "Chill on the hill". Akron Beacon Journal. Retrieved 2009-11-30.
- "No.3 - Fulton Airport, Akron, Ohio". National Soaring Museum. Retrieved 8 October 2008.
- "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09.
- Akron Fulton Airport at City of Akron website
- Shorty Fulton Collection from the Summit Memory Project
- Aerial image as of 30 September 2001 from USGS The National Map
- (PDF), effective November 14, 2013
- FAA Terminal Procedures for AKR, effective November 14, 2013
- Resources for this airport: