Pompano Beach Airpark
|Pompano Beach Airpark|
|IATA: PPM – ICAO: KPMP – FAA LID: PMP|
|Owner||City of Pompano Beach|
|Location||Pompano Beach, Florida|
|Elevation AMSL||19 ft / 6 m|
Pompano Beach Airpark (IATA: PPM, ICAO: KPMP, FAA LID: PMP) is a public airport located one mile (1.6 km) northeast of the central business district of Pompano Beach, in Broward County, Florida, United States. This airport is publicly owned by City of Pompano Beach.
Although most U.S. airports use the same three-letter location identifier for the FAA and IATA, Pompano Beach Airpark is assigned PMP by the FAA and PPM by the IATA (which assigned PMP to Pimaga, Papua New Guinea). The airport's ICAO identifier is KPMP.
Pompano Beach Airport was constructed during World War II as an outlying field (OLF) for Naval Air Station Fort Lauderdale, what is now the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. On August 29, 1947, the City of Pompano Beach obtained the Airport under the Surplus Property Act of 1944 and renamed it Pompano Beach Air Park, due to its intent to limit the airport's usage to general aviation. For the same reason, the City shortened Runway 15–33 from its original length of 5,000 feet (1,500 m) to its current length of 4,418 feet (1,347 m) in 1971.
Additional lands surrounding the Air Park, including land along Copans Road and the Florida East Coast Railway tracks to the west of the Air Park, were transferred to the City on June 24, 1948, bringing the total acreage at the Air Park to 1,035 acres (4.19 km2). On August 5, 1958, 10 acres (40,000 m2) of Air Park property were released to the Broward County School Board for the construction of Pompano Beach Elementary School. The County received 9 more acres on September 18, 1967. On March 8, 1958, the City sold 60 acres (240,000 m2), located in the northeast corner of the Air Park Property, for development of the Pompano Square Mall. The final transfer of Air Park property occurred in 1981 when 10 acres (40,000 m2) in the southwestern section of the Air Park Property were purchased by the Pompano Elks Club. These transfers account for the current total 946 acres (3.83 km2) of the Air Park.
Pompano Beach Air Park is owned by the City of Pompano Beach. The Air Park is a Surplus Property Act airport, with the Surplus Property Act of 1944 states that any lands conveyed under the act must be used for aviation purposes or ownership reverts to the FAA. The FAA can, however, release excess portions of the property for non-aviation purposes, and any proceeds from the sale of excess property must be used to support airport growth and development under the stipulations of the Surplus Property Act.
Facilities and aircraft
- Runway 6/24: 4,001 ft × 150 ft (1,220 m × 46 m), Surface: Asphalt
- Runway 10/28: 3,502 ft × 100 ft (1,067 m × 30 m), Surface: Asphalt
- Runway 15/33: 4,918 ft × 150 ft (1,499 m × 46 m), Surface: Asphalt
The airport also has an operational air traffic control tower under the FAA Contract Tower Program.
For 12-month period ending July 15, 1999 the airport had 169,722 aircraft operations, an average of 464 per day: 99% general aviation (169,506), <1% air taxi (136) and <1% military (80). There are 158 aircraft based at this airport: 79% single engine (125), 8% multi engine (12), 3% jet aircraft (4) and 11% helicopters (17).
The Goodyear Blimp Spirit of Innovation is based out of Pompano Beach Airpark.
Fixed Based Operators
- Florida Aviation Academy
- Learn to Fly Center
- American Flyers
- Majestic Jet
- FAA Airport Master Record for PMP ( PDF), retrieved March 15, 2007
- Great Circle Mapper: PPM / KPMP – Pompano Beach, Florida
- Great Circle Mapper: PMP – Pimaga, Papua-New Guinea