Akron Fulton International Airport
|Akron Fulton International Airport|
|Owner||City of Akron|
|Elevation AMSL||1,067 ft / 325 m|
Akron Fulton International Airport (IATA: AKC, ICAO: KAKR, FAA LID: AKR) is in Akron, Summit County, Ohio. It is owned by the City of Akron; FAA's National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2011–2015 called it a general aviation airport.
Named for longtime manager Bain Ecarius "Shorty" Fulton and his son Bain J. "Bud" Fulton, it opened in 1929. Later it was a U.S. naval air station, Naval Air Station Akron. The airport has only served general aviation for many years, but technically it does have United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement facilities, and therefore it is considered to be an "international airport".
Facilities and aircraft
Akron Fulton International Airport covers 1,171 acres (474 ha) at an elevation of 1,067 feet (325 m) above mean sea level. It has two asphalt runways: 7/25 is 6,337 by 150 feet (1,932 x 46 m) and 1/19 is 2,336 by 100 feet (712 x 30 m).
In the year ending August 26, 2010 the airport had 26,000 aircraft operations, average 71 per day: 99% general aviation, 1% air taxi, and <1% military. 74 aircraft were then based at the airport: 89% single-engine, 8% multi-engine, 1% jet and 1% helicopter.
The airport is supported by the local FBO (fixed-base operator) Summit Air which fuels and hangars aircraft. North Coast Air Care is based at the Akron Flight facility since May 2000. It maintains the general aviation community in performing inspections, maintenance and repairs to all aircraft from small Cessnas to corporate jets. In 2012 the owner of North Coast Air Care John Hogarth made an asset purchase of Summit Air changing the name to Summit Airport Services LLC. and now offers full FBO services with aircraft maintenance, storage and fueling.
Accidents and Incidents
10 November 2015: An aircraft identified as a Hawker 800 crashed into an Akron, Ohio apartment complex shortly before 3:00pm (15:00) EST in rainy weather, near the intersection of Skelton and Mogadore Roads, while on approach to Akron Fulton International Airport. Witnesses reported hearing a loud explosion, and seeing smoke/flames as the crash occurred. All nine occupants of the aircraft, including both pilots, were killed in the crash. Akron police units were the first to report to the scene, followed shortly by firefighters and the Ohio State Highway Patrol. The National Transportation Safety Board dispatched an incident team to the site of the crash, and will assume leadership in the investigation.
- FAA Airport Master Record for AKR ( PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. Effective 25 August 2011.
- "2011–2015 NPIAS Report, Appendix A (PDF, 2.03 MB)". National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems. Federal Aviation Administration. 4 October 2010.
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- Schleis, Paula (2016-06-15). "Historical marker honoring Akron drag-racing legends is part of Father's Day festivities". Akron Beacon Journal. Retrieved 2016-06-16.
- Akron Fulton Airport Champions Raceway (Ohio Historical Marker). The Ohio History Connection. 2015. Retrieved 2016-06-16.
- "No.3 - Akron Fulton International Airport, Akron, Ohio". National Soaring Museum. Archived from the original on 23 November 2008. Retrieved 8 October 2008.
- National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
- "Nine killed aboard charter plane that crashed Tuesday into Ellet apartment building in Akron". Akron Beacon Journal (Ohio.com). Retrieved 2015-11-10.
- "No survivors after plane crashes into apartment building on Mogadore Road in Akron". WEWS Cleveland (NewsNet5.com). Retrieved 2015-11-10.
- Akron Fulton International Airport at City of Akron website
- Shorty Fulton Collection from the Summit Memory Project
- Aerial image as of 30 September 2001 from USGS The National Map
- (PDF), effective November 9, 2017
- FAA Terminal Procedures for AKR, effective November 9, 2017
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