Hammond Northshore Regional Airport

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Hammond Northshore Regional Airport
HDC logo.png
IATA: noneICAO: KHDCFAA LID: HDC
Summary
Airport type Public
Owner City of Hammond
Serves Hammond, Louisiana
Elevation AMSL 47 ft / 14 m
Coordinates 30°31′18″N 090°25′06″W / 30.52167°N 90.41833°W / 30.52167; -90.41833
Website www.hammond.org/...
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
13/31 6,502 1,982 Asphalt/Concrete
18/36 5,001 1,524 Concrete
Statistics (2008)
Aircraft operations 76,850
Based aircraft 113
Source: Federal Aviation Administration[1]

Hammond Northshore Regional Airport (ICAO: KHDCFAA LID: HDC) is a city-owned public-use airport located three nautical miles (6 km) northeast of the central business district of Hammond, a city in Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana, United States.[1]

Although most U.S. airports use the same three-letter location identifier for the FAA and IATA, this airport is assigned HDC by the FAA but has no designation from the IATA.[2]

Facilities and aircraft[edit]

Hammond Northshore Regional Airport covers an area of 920 acres (370 ha) at an elevation of 47 feet (14 m) above mean sea level. It has two runways: 13/31 is 6,502 by 100 feet (1,982 x 30 m) with an asphalt/concrete surface; 18/36 is 5,001 by 150 feet (1,524 x 46 m) with a concrete surface.[1]

For the 12-month period ending April 16, 2008, the airport had 76,850 aircraft operations, an average of 210 per day: 82% general aviation, 16% military and 2% air taxi. At that time there were 113 aircraft based at this airport: 67% single-engine, 18% military, 9% multi-engine, 5% jet and 1% helicopter.[1]

The Louisiana Army National Guard maintains a 56-acre (230,000 m2) campus (constructed in 2008-2009) at the Hammond airport, which is home to the 1/244th Air Assault Helicopter Battalion, which operates UH-60 Blackhawk helicopters, and the 204th Theater Air Operation Command.[3]

History[edit]

During World War II, part of the airport served as a detention camp for prisoners of war from Germany.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d FAA Airport Master Record for HDC (Form 5010 PDF), effective 2009-05-07.
  2. ^ Great Circle Mapper: KHDC - Hammond, Louisiana
  3. ^ Purpura, Paul (2001-01-18). "Hammond new base for Guard helicopters". The Times-Picayune. Retrieved 2010-04-10. 

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