Davenport Municipal Airport (Iowa)
|Davenport Municipal Airport|
|Owner||City of Davenport|
|Elevation AMSL||753 ft / 230 m|
|Website||Davenport Municipal Airport|
Davenport Municipal Airport (IATA: DVN, ICAO: KDVN, FAA LID: DVN) is a general aviation airport located about 7 miles (11 km) north of downtown Davenport, a city in Scott County, Iowa, United States. The airport, which dates back from 1948, has also been home to the Quad City Air Show since 1987. The air show occurs the last weekend of June every year.
The fixed base operation is run by Carver Aero Inc. The airport has two runways (3-21 and 15-33) and a 12,000-square-foot (1,100 m2) hangar. Most of the air traffic in and out of Davenport Municipal is regional, consisting mainly of single-prop and twin-prop aircraft. However, some smaller private jets also utilize the airport for longer trips to other destinations around the United States. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration operates the Quad Cities National Weather Service office from Davenport Municipal Airport. Also the U.S. Army Iowa National Guard 1/109th Aviation Battalion Maintains an Armory with three-four CH-47F Chinook and two Eurocopter UH-72 Lakota Helicopters.
Facilities and aircraft
Davenport Municipal Airport covers an area of 764 acres (309 ha) which contains two concrete paved runways: 15/33 measuring 5,500 x 100 ft (1,677 x 30 m) and 3/21 measuring 4,000 x 100 ft (1,220 x 30 m).
For the 12-month period ending December 31, 2010, the airport had 28,251 aircraft operations, an average of 77 per day: 94% general aviation, 4% air taxi and 2% military. There are 114 aircraft based at this airport: 87% single-engine, 11% multi-engine, 3% jet, 1% helicopter and 11% military.
In January 2011 a new 7,460 square feet (690 m2) terminal with an attached 20,000 square feet (1,900 m2) hangar was opened. It was constructed by Carver Aero for $3 million. In addition to Carver's operations the facility includes a pilots’ lounge, a flight plan room, business center and conference rooms. The airport's old 1950s era terminal was torn down as part of the construction project.
The airport recently received a $63,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation. The upcoming project include extension runway 15/33 and the main northwest-southeast runway from 5,500 feet to 6,900 feet with new taxiways.
Quad City Air Show
The Quad City Air Show has been hosted at the Davenport Municipal Airport since 1987. It is in the top ten for the longest and best airshow in the U.S. The show has hosted all of the North American Military Demonstration Teams, and several International performers. The 2015 Air Show will be held on May 9th and 10th with the return of the U.S. Navy Blue Angels. It will also feature Greg Colyer's Lockheed T-33 Shooting Star.
- Headline Performers
1989: U.S. Navy Blue Angels
June 1991: None
September 1991: Snowbirds
1992: U.S. Navy Blue Angels
1993: U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds
1994: U.S. Navy Blue Angels
1995: U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds
1996: U.S. Navy Blue Angels
1997: U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds
1998: U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds
1999: U.S. Navy Blue Angels
2000: U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds
2001: U.S. Navy Blue Angels
2002: U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds & Snowbirds
2003: U.S. Navy Blue Angels
2004: Masters of Disaster
2005: U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds
2006: U.S. Navy Blue Angels
2007: U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds
2008: U.S. Navy Blue Angels
2009: U.S. Navy Blue Angels
2010: Tora! Tora! Tora!
2011: U.S. Navy Blue Angels
2012: U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds
2013: Tora! Tora! Tora!
2014: F-22 Raptor Demo Team & Mig-17
2015: U.S. Navy Blue Angels & T-33 Shooting Star
- FAA Airport Master Record for DVN ( PDF), effective 2007-10-25
- DeWitt, Jennifer. "Carver Aero goal: 'More people, more planes'". Quad-City Times (January 18, 2011). Retrieved 2011-01-18.
- Davenport Municipal Airport page at City of Davenport website
- Quad City Air Show
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