Apple Valley Airport (California)

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Apple Valley Airport
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Summary
Airport type Public
Location Apple Valley, California
Elevation AMSL 3,062 ft / 933 m
Coordinates 34°34′31.2″N 117°11′10.3″W / 34.575333°N 117.186194°W / 34.575333; -117.186194
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
18/36 6,498 1,981 Asphalt
8/26 4,099 1,249 Asphalt

Apple Valley Airport (IATA: APVICAO: KAPVFAA LID: APV) is a public airport three miles (4.8 km) north of Apple Valley in San Bernardino County, California. The airport has two runways and is used for general aviation. It opened around 1970.

Previous passenger airline service[edit]

Until the mid 1970s, Apple Valley was served by Air West and successor Hughes Airwest with Fairchild F-27 turboprop flights to Las Vegas, Riverside, Ontario and Los Angeles (LAX). In 1979, commuter air carrier Inland Empire Airlines was serving the airport with Swearingen Metro propjet flights to Ontario, Los Angeles, Bullhead City and Las Vegas.[2]

The first passenger flights to Apple Valley were operated to the old airport (location coordinates 34°31′41″N 117°12′54″W / 34.528°N 117.215°W / 34.528; -117.215) by Air West predecessor Bonanza Air Lines from the late 1950s until 1966. Bonanza also operated the F-27 turboprop into the old airport as well.

Facilities[edit]

Diagram of the airport

The airport has two runways:

  • 18/36: 6,498 x 150 ft (1,981 x 46 m) Asphalt
  • 8/26: 4,099 x 60 ft (1,249 x 18 m) Asphalt

References[edit]

  1. ^ FAA Airport Master Record for APV (Form 5010 PDF), effective 2009-08-27.
  2. ^ http://www.departedflights.com, Nov. 15, 1979 Inland Empire Airlines route map

External links[edit]