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|
Akron Fulton International Airport (IATA: AKC, ICAO: KAKR, FAA LID: AKR) is in Akron, Summit County, Ohio. It is owned by the City of Akron; FAA's National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2011–2015 called it a general aviation airport.
Named for longtime manager Bain Ecarius "Shorty" Fulton and his son Bain J. "Bud" Fulton, it opened in 1929. Later it was a U.S. naval air station, Naval Air Station Akron. The airport has only served general aviation for many years, but technically it does have United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement facilities, and therefore it is considered to be an "international airport".
Facilities and aircraft
Akron Fulton International Airport covers 1,171 acres (474 ha) at an elevation of 1,067 feet (325 m) above mean sea level. It has two asphalt 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).
In the year ending August 26, 2010 the airport had 26,000 aircraft operations, average 71 per day: 99% general aviation, 1% air taxi, and <1% military. 74 aircraft were then based at the 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. In 2012 the owner of North Coast Air Care John Hogarth made an asset purchase of Summit Air changing the name to Summit Airport Services LLC. and now offers full FBO services with aircraft maintenance, storage and fueling.
- FAA Airport Master Record for AKR ( PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. Effective 25 August 2011.
- "2011–2015 NPIAS Report, Appendix A (PDF, 2.03 MB)" (PDF). 2011–2015 National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems. Federal Aviation Administration. 4 October 2010.
- "Daredevil...Barnstormer...Dreamer". Summit Memory.
- Price, Mark J. (2009-11-30). "Chill on the hill". Akron Beacon Journal. Retrieved 2009-11-30.
- "No.3 - Akron Fulton International 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 International 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 April 2, 2015
- FAA Terminal Procedures for AKR, effective April 2, 2015
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