Atlanta Regional Airport

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Atlanta Regional Airport

Falcon Field
Summary
Airport typePublic
OwnerPeachtree City Airport Authority
ServesAtlanta, Georgia
LocationPeachtree City, Georgia
Elevation AMSL808 ft / 246 m
Coordinates33°21′26″N 084°34′19″W / 33.35722°N 84.57194°W / 33.35722; -84.57194Coordinates: 33°21′26″N 084°34′19″W / 33.35722°N 84.57194°W / 33.35722; -84.57194
WebsiteAtlantaRegionalAirport.com
Map
FFC is located in Georgia (U.S. state)
FFC
FFC
Location of airport in Georgia / United States
FFC is located in the United States
FFC
FFC
FFC (the United States)
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
13/31 5,768 1,758 Asphalt
Statistics
Aircraft operations (2016)75,000
Based aircraft (2017)183
Sources: Airport,[1] FAA,[2] Georgia DOT[3]

Atlanta Regional Airport[1] (ICAO: KFFC, FAA LID: FFC), also known as Falcon Field, is a public use airport in Fayette County, Georgia, United States.[2] It is located 25 nautical miles (29 mi, 46 km) southwest of the central business district of Atlanta,[2] in Peachtree City.[1] This airport is included in the National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2017–2021, which categorized it as a regional general aviation facility.[4]

Owned by Peachtree City Airport Authority,[2] it was formerly known as Peachtree City Airport or Peachtree City - Falcon Field Airport. Falcon Field was named by the first city clerk, Emelil Fancher in honor of the Atlanta Falcons. It is the location for the National Weather Service's Atlanta forecast office, which serves almost all of northern and central Georgia.

Although most U.S. airports use the same three-letter location identifier for the FAA and IATA, Falcon Field is assigned FFC by the FAA but has no designation from the IATA.[5]

Facilities and aircraft[edit]

Atlanta Regional Airport covers an area of 350 acres (142 ha) at an elevation of 808 feet (246 m) above mean sea level. It has one runway designated 13/31 with an asphalt surface measuring 5,768 by 100 feet (1,758 x 30 m).[2]

In 2016, the airport had 75,000 aircraft operations, an average of 205 per day: 99% general aviation and 1% military. In May 2017, there were 183 aircraft based at this airport: 152 single-engine, 23 multi-engine, 3 jet, and 5 helicopter.[2]

Businesses located on-field include:

  • Aircraft Spruce & Specialty Co., a large distributor of everything from hardware to pilot supplies, is located adjacent to the Falcon Field airport in a 64,000 sq ft (5,900 m2) facility. Moving to this new location in 2003, they previously resided in Griffin, GA. Though mostly a mail-order business, they also operate a retail store within this facility.
  • Atlanta East Aviation (AEA) is a FAA Certified Part 135 Air Carrier specializing in on-demand passenger and light freight air charter since 1997. We are authorized to fly anywhere in the contiguous U.S.48 states. We are able to pick up clients anywhere within a 1000 mile radius of our home base (KFFC) and fly them non-stop within a 1000 mile radius. We fly your trip, on your time, to your destinations within your budget. AEA is also a premier Part 61 flight training and aircraft rental company since 2001. Our flight school students can obtain their Private Pilot License (PPL), Instrument Rating, Commercial Pilot License (CPL), and Multi-engine Rating (MEL) as well as Certified Flight Instructor (CFI) rating. We offer training in the Cessna 150, Cessna 172, Piper Cherokee 140, Piper Seminole, and Beech Debonair. AEA also offers our own aircraft maintenance for our own fleet of aircraft as well as for corporate flight departments and individual aircraft owners throughout the southeast.
  • Gardner Aviation provides avionics and instrument sales, installation and repair, aviation maintenance, as well as Phase A,B, & C inspections of aircraft., located at the South side of the airfield. They re-located to Falcon Field from the Griffin Spalding Airport in 2003. Gardner Aviation is a privately owned company.
  • Georgia Aircraft Interiors provides custom aircraft interiors for a wide spectrum of aircraft.
  • Falcon Aviation Academy is a flight center with a fleet of over thirty Diamond aircraft, including the DA-20 Eclipse, DA-40 Star, and DA-42 Twin Star based between 3 locations (KFFC, KCCO, KAHN). The Academy includes aircraft equipped with Garmin G-1000 avionics. Multiple training programs are available from Private Pilot through Certified Flight Instructor with an opportunity for employment upon program completion. You can find the Falcon Aviation Academy Article Here
  • Affordable Charters of Excellence is located on-field and provides Part 135/Air Charter service anywhere in the continental US.
  • The Commemorative Air Force Dixie Wing owns a hangar on the north side of the airport, where it bases several World War II-vintage aircraft. The Dixie Wing is also responsible for The Great Georgia Airshow that is put on every year.
  • Falcon Field is also home to the annual Great Georgia Airshow and the Falcon Field Composite Squadron of the Georgia Wing of the Civil Air Patrol

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Atlanta Regional Airport (official website)". Peachtree City Airport Authority. Retrieved June 25, 2012.
  2. ^ a b c d e f FAA Airport Master Record for FFC (Form 5010 PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. effective May 25, 2017.
  3. ^ "FFC - ATLANTA RGNL FALCON FIELD". Georgia Department of Transportation. Retrieved June 25, 2012.[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ "List of NPIAS Airports" (PDF). FAA.gov. Federal Aviation Administration. 5 February 2017. Retrieved 5 June 2017.
  5. ^ "Atlanta Regional Falcon Field (ICAO: KFFC, FAA: FFC, IATA: none)". Great Circle Mapper. Retrieved June 25, 2012.

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