Fulton County Airport (Georgia)
|Fulton County Airport
Charlie Brown Field
Aerial view, January 2010
|IATA: FTY – ICAO: KFTY – FAA LID: FTY|
|Elevation AMSL||841 ft / 256 m|
Fulton County Airport (IATA: FTY, ICAO: KFTY, FAA LID: FTY), also known as Charlie Brown Field, is a county owned, public use airport in Fulton County, Georgia, United States. It is located six nautical miles (7 mi, 11 km) west of the central business district of Atlanta. The airport's name comes from the nickname of former Atlanta politician Charles M. Brown, who served on the city council and county commission during the 1960s. It is also called Charlie Brown Airport or Brown Field (not to be mistaken for the word "brownfield"). On the radio, however, it is referred to as "County Tower" or "County Ground".
As per Federal Aviation Administration records, the airport had 293 passenger boardings (enplanements) in calendar year 2008, 198 enplanements in 2009, and 725 in 2010. It is included in the National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2011–2015, which categorized it as a reliever airport.
It is a local Class D airport located just west of Atlanta and the nearest airport to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (which is just south of Atlanta), and handles much of the general aviation traffic that would otherwise go there. The airport exists below and in close proximity to ATL's Class B airspace.
It is located very near Interstate 20, Interstate 285, and the Chattahoochee River, just outside the Atlanta city limits. It reports ASOS weather conditions 24 hours per day as West Atlanta. It also acted as the nearest backup weather station when Dobbins Air Reserve Base did not report overnight.
Facilities and aircraft
Fulton County Airport covers an area of 985 acres (399 ha) at an elevation of 841 feet (256 m) above mean sea level. It has three asphalt paved runways: 8/26 is 5,796 by 100 feet; 12/32 is 4,157 by 100 feet (1,267 x 30 m); 9/27 is 2,801 by 60 feet (854 x 18 m).
For the 12-month period ending May 8, 2008, the airport had 125,061 general aviation aircraft operations, an average of 342 per day. At that time there were 97 aircraft based at this airport: 40% single-engine, 20% multi-engine, and 40% jet.but once a C130 flew into the airport to present the plane to an aviation school.
- FAA Airport Master Record for FTY ( PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. Effective April 5, 2012.
- "Enplanements for CY 2008" (PDF, 1.0 MB). CY 2008 Passenger Boarding and All-Cargo Data. Federal Aviation Administration. December 18, 2009.
- "Enplanements for CY 2010" (PDF, 189 KB). CY 2010 Passenger Boarding and All-Cargo Data. Federal Aviation Administration. October 4, 2011.
- "2011–2015 NPIAS Report, Appendix A" (PDF, 2.03 MB). National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems. Federal Aviation Administration. October 4, 2010.
- FTY - Fulton County Airport-Brown Field at Georgia DOT website
- Aerial image as of April 2002 from USGS The National Map
- (PDF), effective February 5, 2015
- FAA Terminal Procedures for FTY, effective February 5, 2015
- Resources for this airport: