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
EO-1 image of Palmyra Atholl with runway at the top
EO-1 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

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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