Pennridge Airport

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Pennridge Airport
IATA: noneICAO: KCKZFAA LID: CKZ
Summary
Airport type Public
Owner Pennridge Development Ent. Inc.
Serves Perkasie, Pennsylvania
Location East Rockhill Township
Elevation AMSL 568 ft / 173 m
Coordinates 40°23′21″N 075°17′26″W / 40.38917°N 75.29056°W / 40.38917; -75.29056
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
8/26 4,215 1,285 Asphalt
Statistics (2008)
Aircraft operations 29,635
Based aircraft 42
Source: Federal Aviation Administration[1]

Pennridge Airport (ICAO: KCKZFAA LID: CKZ, formerly N70) is a public use airport located one nautical mile (1.85 km) north of the central business district of Perkasie, a borough in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, United States.[1] It is privately owned by Pennridge Development Ent., Inc.[1] The airport is situated in East Rockhill Township.

The airport is located on top of a ridge and is surrounded on every side by trees. Although the daily operations are under 100 takeoffs/landings, it is the largest privately owned airport between Philadelphia and Allentown.[2]

Although most U.S. airports use the same three-letter location identifier for the FAA and IATA, this airport is assigned CKZ by the FAA but has no designation from the IATA[3] (which assigned CKZ to Canakkale Airport in Canakkale, Turkey[4]).

History[edit]

The airport has been in place in Perkasie since January 23, 1966,[5] but when Byrant Aviation took over in 1968 the activity increased rapidly. In 1981, Andrew Deutsch, a nearby resident, bought the airport to save it from turning into a housing development. For a brief period in the late 1980s, a landing fee of $5-6 was charged to pilots.[6]

On November 1, 2008 John McCain made a stop at Pennridge Airport during his 2008 campaign.

Facilities and aircraft[edit]

Pennridge Airport covers an area of 270 acres (110 ha) at an elevation of 568 feet (173 m) above mean sea level. It has one runway designated 8/26 with an asphalt surface measuring 4,215 by 100 feet (1,285 x 30 m).[1]

For the 12-month period ending November 25, 2008, the airport had 29,635 aircraft operations, an average of 81 per day: 99% general aviation and 1% military. At that time there were 42 aircraft based at this airport: 86% single-engine, 12% multi-engine and 2% jet.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e FAA Airport Master Record for CKZ (Form 5010 PDF), effective 2009-07-02.
  2. ^ "Pennridge Airport, Hoping to Expand, Holds Open House". 2005-08-08. Retrieved 2007-07-04. 
  3. ^ Great Circle Mapper: KCKZ - Pennridge Airport - Perkasie, Pennsylvania
  4. ^ Aviation Safety Network: CKZ / LTBH - Canakkale Airport, Turkey
  5. ^ "Pennsylvania Aviation History". 
  6. ^ "Pennridge Airport Past". Retrieved 2007-07-04. 

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