Hollister Municipal Airport

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Hollister Municipal Airport
IATA: HLIICAO: KCVHFAA LID: CVH
Summary
Airport type Public
Owner City of Hollister
Location Hollister, California
Elevation AMSL 230 ft / 70 m
Coordinates 36°53′36″N 121°24′37″W / 36.89333°N 121.41028°W / 36.89333; -121.41028Coordinates: 36°53′36″N 121°24′37″W / 36.89333°N 121.41028°W / 36.89333; -121.41028
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
6/24 3,150 960 Asphalt
13/31 6,350 1,935 Asphalt
Statistics (2007)
Aircraft operations 73,000
Based aircraft 205

Hollister Municipal Airport (IATA: HLIICAO: KCVHFAA LID: CVH, formerly 3O7) is a city-owned public-use airport located three nautical miles (6 km) north of the central business district of Hollister, a city in San Benito County, California, United States.[1][2]

Although most U.S. airports use the same three-letter location identifier for the FAA and IATA, Hollister Municipal Airport is assigned CVH by the FAA and HLI by the IATA.[3]

Facilities and operations[edit]

Hollister Municipal Airport covers an area of 343 acres (139 ha) which contains two asphalt paved runways: 6/24 measuring 3,150 x 100 ft (960 x 30 m), and 13/31 measuring 6,350 x 100 ft (1,935 x 30 m).[1]

For the 12-month period ending January 23, 2007, the airport had 73,000 aircraft operations, an average of 200 per day: 98% general aviation and 2% military. There are 205 aircraft based at this airport: 56% single engine, 8% multi-engine, 4% helicopters, 10% ultralight and 22% gliders.[1]

Gliders[edit]

Hollister Airport is a regional center for glider activity. Gliders moved to Hollister after the Hummingbird Haven gliderport in Livermore and the Sky Sailing gliderport[4] in Fremont were both closed in 1989.[5] Glider rides, lessons and a non-profit club are located at the airport.[6]

A record for glider flight distance from Hollister was set on June 21, 2008 by Eric Rupp with a flight to Calexico on the Mexican border, 444 miles away.[7]

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