Manassas Regional Airport

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Manassas Regional Airport
Harry P. Davis Field
Manassas Airport Terminal Building.jpg
IATA: HEF[1] or MNZ[2]ICAO: KHEFFAA LID: HEF
Summary
Airport type Public
Owner City of Manassas
Serves Manassas, Virginia
Elevation AMSL 192 ft / 59 m
Coordinates 38°43′17″N 077°30′56″W / 38.72139°N 77.51556°W / 38.72139; -77.51556
Website www.manassasregionalairport.aero....
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
16L/34R 6,200 1,737 Asphalt
16R/34L 3,702 1,128 Asphalt
Statistics (2006)
Aircraft operations 139,625
Based aircraft 401

Manassas Regional Airport (IATA: HEF[1] or MNZ[2]ICAO: KHEFFAA LID: HEF), also known as Harry P. Davis Field, is a city-owned public-use airport located four nautical miles (7 km) southwest of the central business district of Manassas, in a section of Manassas that was carved out of Prince William County specifically for the purpose of containing the airport.[3] The largest regional airport in the state of Virginia, Manassas Regional Airport is located 30 miles from Washington, D.C.

History[edit]

Small planes at Manassas Regional Airport

An airport for Manassas was proposed in 1930, when the mayor was Harry P. Davis.[4] It was built in 1931 on 94 acres (0.38 km2)[5] located along Virginia Route 234, in the area now known as Manaport Shopping Center. Originally owned privately, the Town of Manassas bought the airport in 1945.[6] Due to airport activity and nearby housing development, the airport was moved to its current location in 1964. The new airport opened with a single 3700' x 100' paved runway. In 1992, the city purchased a control tower from Centennial Airport near Denver and reassembled it at Manassas Regional Airport. A new terminal was built in 1996.[7]

Facilities and aircraft[edit]

Manassas Regional Airport covers an area of 888 acres (359 ha) at an elevation of 192 feet (59 m) above mean sea level. It has two asphalt paved runways: 16L/34R measuring 6,200 x 100 feet (1,737 x 30 m) and 16R/34L measuring 3,702 x 100 feet (1,128 x 30 m).[3]

For the 12-month period ending December 2011, the airport had 85,000 aircraft operations, an average of 236 per day: 98% general aviation, 1% air taxi and 1% military. At that time there were 401 aircraft based at this airport: 78% single-engine, 10% multi-engine, 7% jet and 5% helicopter.[3]


See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Aviation Safety Network (IATA: HEF)
  2. ^ a b Great Circle Mapper (IATA: MNZ)
  3. ^ a b c d FAA Airport Master Record for HEF (Form 5010 PDF), effective 2013-01-10
  4. ^ "Manassas Airport Dedication Is Set: State and Federal Officials to Attend Ceremony on Wednesday". The Washington Post. June 5, 1932. p. 8. 
  5. ^ "Manassas Airport to Be Begun Soon: Citizens Buy 94 Acres for Emergency Landing". The Washington Post. June 16, 1931. p. 22. 
  6. ^ "Leased Airport Is Purchased By Manassas". The Washington Post. October 21, 1945. p. M3. 
  7. ^ Airport History at City of Manassas website

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