Williston Municipal Airport

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This article is about an airport in Williston, Florida. For the airport in Williston, North Dakota, see Sloulin Field International Airport.
Williston Municipal Airport
IATA: noneICAO: noneFAA LID: X60
Summary
Airport type Public
Owner City of Williston
Serves Williston, Florida
Elevation AMSL 75 ft / 23 m
Coordinates 29°21′21″N 082°28′19″W / 29.35583°N 82.47194°W / 29.35583; -82.47194Coordinates: 29°21′21″N 082°28′19″W / 29.35583°N 82.47194°W / 29.35583; -82.47194
Map
X60 is located in Florida
X60
X60
Location of airport in Florida
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
5/23 6,669 2,033 Concrete
14/32 4,704 1,434 Asphalt
Statistics (2010)
Aircraft operations 16,250
Based aircraft 51

Williston Municipal Airport (FAA LID: X60) is a city-owned, public-use airport located two nautical miles (4 km) southwest of the central business district of Williston, a city in Levy County, Florida, United States.[1] Commonly referred to as Williston Airport, it is located 23 miles (37 km) southwaest of Gainesville Regional Airport (GNV). Opened in 1974 for public use, it does not have a control tower.

This airport is included in the National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2011–2015, which categorized it as a general aviation facility.[2]

Within 5 miles (8 km) of the airport are the internationally known dive springs of Devil's Den and Blue Grotto.

History[edit]

For the World War II use of this facility, see Montbrook Army Airfield.

Formerly known as Montbrook Army Air Field during World War II, the airfield was opened as a US Army Air Forces installation on January 1, 1942. It appears to have been closed by the end of 1944.

In 1974, the facility was deeded to the City of Williston. It serves as a basic utility airport in Levy County for the City of Archer, City of Bronson, City of McIntosh, City of Reddick and the City of Williston. It is one of two airports in the county, serving alongside the George T. Lewis Airport in Cedar Key.

A planned upgrade of the airport slowly started with annexation of land in 1988. In 1992, it was selected as a preferred location for a regional airport within 20 miles (32 km). A second, larger, runway was completed by 2002 and allowed for jet aircraft to use the facility. An Automated Weather Observation Station (AWOS) was installed at the airport by the end of 2005. Future upgrades on the 2,000 acre (8 km²) site include additional hangars, a corporate hangar park and a new fixed base operator.

Facilities and aircraft[edit]

Williston Municipal Airport covers an area of 1,600 acres (647 ha) at an elevation of 75 feet (23 m) above mean sea level. It has two runways: 5/23 is 6,669 by 100 feet (2,033 x 30 m) with a concrete surface; 14/32 is 4,704 by 100 feet (1,434 x 30 m) with an asphalt surface.[1]

For the 12-month period ending July 19, 2010, the airport had 16,250 general aviation aircraft operations, an average of 44 per day. At that time there were 51 aircraft based at this airport: 78% single-engine, 14% multi-engine, 4% ultralight, 2% jet, and 2% helicopter.[1]

Services available at the airport include painting, upholstery, turbine engine repair and helicopter sales.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d FAA Airport Master Record for X60 (Form 5010 PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. Effective November 15, 2012.
  2. ^ "2011–2015 NPIAS Report, Appendix A" (PDF, 2.03 MB). National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems. Federal Aviation Administration. October 4, 2010. 

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