North Perry Airport
|North Perry Airport|
|IATA: HWO – ICAO: KHWO – FAA LID: HWO|
|Owner||Broward County Aviation Department|
|Elevation AMSL||8 ft / 2 m|
|Source: Federal Aviation Administration|
North Perry Airport (IATA: HWO, ICAO: KHWO, FAA LID: HWO) is a public airport located in the City of Pembroke Pines, 5 miles (8 km) west of the central business district of Hollywood, in Broward County, Florida, United States. The airport is owned by the Broward County Aviation Department. It is a general aviation airport devoted to private and business light aircraft activity.
On December 19, 1939, the HMS Orion, a British light cruiser chased the Aracua, a German freighter, into Port Everglades in Florida. The Aracua stayed there until 1941 when it was seized by the military at the entry of the United States into World War II. During the week of May 4, 1942, German submarines torpedoed seven ships in the area. In response to the nearby attacks, many training bases were set up by the United States military.
In 1943, Henry D. Perry, a dairy farmer, sold 640 acres (259 ha) of land to the United States Navy for a flight-training field between Hollywood Boulevard and Pembroke Road. It became known as North Perry Field, and functioned as a training facility for the main base naval air station known as NAS Miami. There also was South Perry Field, which was located to the southeast of North Perry (the Florida Turnpike runs right through this area today). South Perry was a grass field (no facilities/structures) that was only intended to be for North Perry overflow.
North Perry remained inactive after the war, until 1950 when it was acquired by Broward County to become a civilian airport. It was then upgraded for use by small aircraft, as a station for advertising blimps, and for United States Coast Guard helicopters practicing search and rescue skills. The facility suffered minor damage during Hurricane Wilma in 2005.
In 2007, North Perry Airport was named the 2008 "General Aviation Airport of the Year" by the Florida Department of Transportation.
Facilities and aircraft
- Runway 10L/28R: 3,241 x 100 ft (988 x 30 m), Surface: Asphalt
- Runway 10R/28L: 3,255 x 100 ft (992 x 30 m), Surface: Asphalt
- Runway 19L/1R: 3,260 x 100 ft (994 x 30 m), Surface: Asphalt
- Runway 19R/1L: 3,350 x 100 ft (1,021 x 30 m), Surface: Asphalt
- Runways 10R/28L and 19R/1L are lit for 24 hour operation
- There are 164 T-Hangars for aircraft storage
- The Air Traffic Control Tower is operational from 7:00am - 9:00pm
- There is extensive flight training activity at the airport.
- There is a commercial banner-towing operator in the airport.
For the 12-month period ending June 21, 2002, the airport had 172,744 aircraft operations, an average of 473 per day: 99.8% general aviation, 0.2% military, <0.1% air taxi and <0.1% scheduled commercial. There are 325 aircraft based at this airport: 82% single-engine, 14% multi-engine, 4% helicopter and <1% jet.
- North Perry Airport page at Broward County website
- PDF brochure from CFASPP
- (PDF), effective March 6, 2014
- FAA Terminal Procedures for HWO, effective March 6, 2014
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