Beaver County Airport

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Beaver County Airport
IATA: BFPICAO: KBVIFAA LID: BVI
Summary
Airport type Public
Owner County of Beaver
Serves Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania
Elevation AMSL 1,253 ft / 382 m
Coordinates 40°46′21″N 080°23′29″W / 40.77250°N 80.39139°W / 40.77250; -80.39139
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
10/28 4,501 1,372 Asphalt
Statistics (2006)
Aircraft operations 68,940
Based aircraft 137

Beaver County Airport (IATA: BFPICAO: KBVIFAA LID: BVI) is a county-owned public airport three miles northwest of Beaver Falls, in Beaver County, Pennsylvania[1]

Most U.S. airports use the same three-letter location identifier for the FAA and IATA, but Beaver County Airport is BVI to the FAA and BFP to the IATA (which assigned BVI to Birdsville Airport in Birdsville, Queensland, Australia.

Facilities[edit]

The airport covers 228 acres (92 ha) and has one asphalt runway, 10/28, 4,501 x 100 ft (1,372 x 30 m). In the year ending December 30, 2006 the airport had 68,940 aircraft operations, average 188 per day: 99.9% general aviation and 0.1% military. 137 aircraft are based at this airport: 78% single-engine, 15% multi-engine, 4% jet and 2% helicopter.[1]

B-17 Nine-O-Nine[edit]

On August 23, 1987,[2] the B-17 Flying Fortress Nine-O-Nine crashed during an airshow at the airport. The plane was attempting to land but ran off the end of the runway and was badly damaged. It has been repaired and continues to fly at airshows across the United States.

Beaver Valley Flying Club, Inc[edit]

The Beaver Valley Flying Club, Inc is a not-for-profit organization which has been in operation since 1967 on the Airport. The Club operates a G500 Cessna 172 and a 2002 Archer III.

Flight Schools[edit]

Aces Aviation offers flight training in both single and twin engine Diamond Aircraft.

Moore Aviation Inc offers flight training in single and multi engine aircraft from the Cessna and Piper aircraft families.

Both flight schools can take a student from zero time to Recreational or Private Pilot, Instrument Rating, Commercial, Multi-Engine and Certified Flight Instructor Ratings. They are also listed as providers for the Community College of Beaver County's Aviation Sciences programs.[3]

Air Heritage Museum[edit]

Air Heritage Museum is located by the airport, and has several vintage aircraft, including an F-15 Eagle and a C-123K Provider.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c FAA Airport Master Record for BVI (Form 5010 PDF), effective 2007-10-25
  2. ^ https://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&q=cache:RZiRxq7IjF4J:www.91stbombgroup.com/Ragged_Irregular/RI_1995_Oct_V28_N4.pdf+august+1987+nine-o-nine+beaver&hl=en&gl=us&pid=bl&srcid=ADGEESi8F4ecKSny32SRlkEIk4AnL5cxv15fVQBDdNT7D708TIO6KUBXHsTPjrQynPmqzrdeSoTX6eXmYb9S1F5d7dFkjFg4u0tjheLU4s5TgQ55PFta-pCug6HnNc3tDn22jAukBK4w&sig=AHIEtbThkl10IbrGAfd0McOR0sQqpXYzlQ
  3. ^ http://www.ccbc.edu/aviationsciences
  4. ^ "Our Aircraft - Air Heritage Inc.". 

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