Ankeny Regional Airport
|Ankeny Regional Airport|
|Owner||Polk County Aviation Authority|
|Elevation AMSL||910 ft / 277 m|
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.
Facilities and aircraft
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). 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.
Accidents and incidents
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.
- Ankeny Regional (IKV) at Iowa DOT Office of Aviation
- Exec 1 Aviation, the fixed-base operator (FBO)
- Aerial photo as of 25 March 2000 from USGS The National Map
- FAA Terminal Procedures for IKV, effective October 11, 2018
- Resources for this airport: