Crystal River Airport

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Coordinates: 28°52′02″N 082°34′17″W / 28.86722°N 82.57139°W / 28.86722; -82.57139

Crystal River Airport - Captain Tom Davis Field
Crystal River Airport Sign; US 19-98 & West Venable Street.JPG
IATA: noneICAO: KCGCFAA LID: CGC
Summary
Airport type Public
Owner Citrus County
Operator Crystal Aero Group
Serves Crystal River, Florida
Elevation AMSL 9 ft / 3 m
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
9/27 4,555 1,388 Asphalt
18/36 3,020 920 Turf
Statistics (2002)
Aircraft operations 36,600
Based aircraft 50

Crystal River Airport - Captain Tom Davis Field (ICAO: KCGCFAA LID: CGC) is a public airport located three miles (5 km) southeast of the central business district of Crystal River, in Citrus County, Florida, United States. It is owned by Citrus County.[1]

Although most U.S. airports use the same three-letter location identifier for the FAA and IATA, Crystal River Airport - Captain Tom Davis Field is assigned CGC by the FAA but has no designation from the IATA (which assigned CGC to Cape Gloucester, Papua New Guinea).[2][3]

Facilities and aircraft[edit]

Crystal River Airport - Captain Tom Davis Field covers an area of 100 acres (40 ha) which contains two runways: 9/27 with an asphalt surface measuring 4,555 x 75 ft (1,388 x 23 m) and 18/36 with a turf surface measuring 3,020 x 100 ft (920 x 30 m).[1]

For the 12-month period ending May 9, 2002, the airport had 36,600 aircraft operations, an average of 100 per day: 98% general aviation, 1% air taxi and 1% military. There are 50 aircraft based at this airport: 86% single engine, 10% multi-engine, 2% helicopter and 2% glider.[1]

A non-aviation Florida Army National Guard facility is located at the airport which periodically hosts visiting Florida Army National Guard aircraft from other FLARNG installations.

In December 2013, the Citrus County Board of County Commissioners passed a resolution modifying the airport's name to Crystal River Airport - Captain Tom Davis Field. CAPT Tom Davis, USN (Ret), is an accomplished Naval Aviator out of the Navy's jet fighter community and a recipient of the Legion of Merit and the Distinguished Flying Cross. Retiring from the Navy in 1978 following 33 years of service, CAPT Davis settled in Crystal River, starting a flight school at the airport that eventually became the facility's fixed base operator (FBO). CAPT Davis also volunteered to become the airport manager and oversaw numerous capital improvements, including the addition of the airport's 4,555 foot paved runway. As of 2014, CAPT Davis had logged in excess of 24,000 military and civilian flight hours, is an FAA Designated Pilot Examiner and has received the FAA Master Pilot Award.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d FAA Airport Master Record for CGC (Form 5010 PDF), effective 2007-07-05
  2. ^ Great Circle Mapper: KCGC - Crystal River, Florida
  3. ^ Great Circle Mapper: CGC - Cape Gloucester, Papua New Guinea
  4. ^ "Wings of Gold" magazine, Winter 2014; Association of Naval Aviation; Springfield, VA; p. 56; ISSN 0274-7405

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