Del Norte County Airport
|Del Norte County Regional Airport
Jack McNamara Field
|IATA: CEC – ICAO: KCEC – FAA LID: CEC|
|Owner||Border Coast Regional Airport Authority|
|Serves||Crescent City, California|
|Elevation AMSL||61 ft / 19 m|
|Source: Federal Aviation Administration|
Del Norte County Regional Airport (IATA: CEC, ICAO: KCEC, FAA LID: CEC) (Jack McNamara Field) is a public airport three miles northwest of Crescent City, in Del Norte County, California. It is used for general aviation and has airline flights subsidized by the Essential Air Service program.
Federal Aviation Administration records say the airport had 12,541 passenger boardings (enplanements) in calendar year 2008, 11,490 enplanements in 2009, and 14,341 in 2010. It included in the National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2011–2015, which categorized it as a primary commercial service airport (more than 10,000 enplanements per year).
Facilities and aircraft
The airport covers 544 acres (220 ha) at an elevation of 61 feet (19 m) above mean sea level. It has two asphalt paved runways: 11/29 is 5,000 by 150 feet (1,524 x 46 m) and 17/35 is 5,001 by 150 feet (1,524 x 46 m).
In the year ending May 31, 2011 the airport had 12,565 aircraft operations, an average of 34 per day: 72% general aviation, 27% air taxi, and 1% military. At that time there were 26 aircraft based at this airport: 77% single-engine and 23% multi-engine.
Airline and destinations
The following airline stops at CEC:
|United Express operated by SkyWest Airlines||Eureka, Sacramento, San Francisco|
SkyWest Airlines ("United Express") flies Embraer EMB-120s to Eureka/Arcata (ACV) and San Francisco (SFO).
The airport was served by Pacific Air Lines which merged with Bonanza Air Lines and West Coast Airlines to form Air West which became Hughes Airwest. Pacific, Air West and Hughes Airwest flew Fairchild F-27s to Del Norte County Airport until 1979.
- FAA Airport Master Record for CEC ( 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.
- "California State Military Museum". M.L.Shettle. Retrieved August 2, 2011.
- "U.S. Naval Activities World War II by State". Patrick Clancey. Retrieved March 19, 2012.
- Essential Air Service documents (Docket DOT-OST-1997-2649) from the U.S. Department of Transportation:
- Order 2004-7-29: re-selecting SkyWest, Inc., d/b/a United Express, to provide essential air service at Crescent City, California, at the annual subsidy rate of $816,025 per year for the period ending July 31, 2006.
- Order 2006-6-15: re-selecting SkyWest Airlines, Inc., d/b/a United Express, to provide subsidized essential air service at Crescent City, California, for the two-year period from August 1, 2006, through July 31, 2008, at an annual rate of $957,025.
- Order 2008-4-23: re-selecting SkyWest Airlines, Inc., d/b/a United Express, to provide essential air service at Crescent City, California, at an annual subsidy rate of $1,136,896, through July 31, 2010.
- Order 2010-5-19: re-selecting SkyWest Airlines, Inc., d/b/a United Express, to provide essential air service (EAS) at Crescent City, California, at an annual subsidy rate of $1,781,888. The selection extends from August 1, 2010, through July 31, 2012.
- Order 2012-5-21: re-selecting SkyWest Airlines, Inc., d/b/a United Express, to provide Essential Air Service (EAS) at Crescent City, California, for $1,996,959 annual subsidy.
- FAA Terminal Procedures for CEC, effective November 14, 2013
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