Ankeny Regional Airport

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Ankeny Regional Airport
Ankeny Iowa 20090503 Airport Sign.JPG
Airport typePublic
OwnerPolk County Aviation Authority
ServesAnkeny, Iowa
Elevation AMSL910 ft / 277 m
Coordinates41°41′28″N 093°33′59″W / 41.69111°N 93.56639°W / 41.69111; -93.56639
IKV is located in Iowa
Location of airport in Iowa / United States
IKV is located in the United States
IKV (the United States)
Direction Length Surface
ft m
18/36 5,500 1,676 Concrete
4/22 4,200 1,280 Concrete
Aircraft operations (2007)48,600
Based aircraft (2017)105

Ankeny Regional Airport (ICAO: KIKV, FAA LID: IKV) is a public airport located one mile (2 km) southeast of the central business district of Ankeny, a city in Polk County, Iowa, United States. It is owned by the Polk County Aviation Authority.[1]

Facilities and aircraft[edit]

Main FBO Hangar

Ankeny Regional Airport covers an area of 442 acres (179 ha) at an elevation of 910 feet (277 m) above mean sea level. It has two concrete paved runways: 18/36 is 5,500 by 100 ft (1,676 by 30 m) and 4/22 is 4,200 by 75 ft (1,280 by 23 m). The airport opened in February 1994.[2] For the 12-month period ending September 11, 2007, the airport had 48,600 general aviation aircraft operations, an average of 133 per day. In January 2017, there were 105 aircraft based at this airport: 91 single-engine, 8 multi-engine, 5 jet and 1 military.[1]

Approaching Runway 18

Accidents and incidents[edit]

On February 5, 2008, a Swearingen SA-226AT Merlin IV Aircraft operated by McNeely Charter Service was involved in an incident. A snowplow driver told the pilot he was clear to takeoff after he had plowed a part of the runway. As the plane began its takeoff roll, its left landing gear encountered deeper snow causing the plane to swerve to the left. The airplane was severely damaged when its nose landing gear impacted a snowbank. The probable cause of the accident was that the pilot failed to maintain directional control when taking off.


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