Palmyra (Cooper) Airport

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Palmyra (Cooper) Airport
PalmyraAirstrip.jpg
IATA: noneICAO: PLPAFAA LID: P16
Summary
Airport type Private
Owner The Nature Conservancy
Location Palmyra Atoll
Elevation AMSL 5 ft / 2 m
Coordinates 05°53′00″N 162°04′00″W / 5.88333°N 162.06667°W / 5.88333; -162.06667Coordinates: 05°53′00″N 162°04′00″W / 5.88333°N 162.06667°W / 5.88333; -162.06667
Maps
Landsat image of Palmyra Atholl with runway at the top
Landsat image of Palmyra Atholl with runway at the top
PLPA is located in Pacific Ocean
PLPA
PLPA
Location in the Pacific Ocean
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
6/24 5,000 1,524 Treated
Source: Federal Aviation Administration[1]

Palmyra (Cooper) Airport (ICAO: PLPAFAA LID: P16) is an unattended airport on Palmyra Atoll in the Pacific Ocean. It is a private-use facility, originally built during World War II and now owned by The Nature Conservancy. It has one runway (6/24) measuring 5,000 ft × 150 ft (1,524 m × 46 m).[1]

The name for the airport and the island where it is located[2] comes from Henry Ernest Cooper, Sr. (1857–1929) who owned Palmyra from 1911 to 1922.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b FAA Airport Master Record for P16 (Form 5010 PDF), effective 2007-08-30
  2. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Cooper Island
  3. ^ "Palmyra Atoll". Office of Insular Affairs web site. United States Department of Interior. Retrieved August 12, 2010. 

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