Christiansted Harbor Seaplane Base
|Christiansted Harbor Seaplane Base
St. Croix Seaplane Base
|Owner||Virgin Islands Port Authority|
|Location||Christiansted, St. Croix,
U.S. Virgin Islands
|Elevation AMSL||0 ft / 0 m|
Christiansted Harbor Seaplane Base (IATA: SSB, FAA LID: VI32), also known as St. Croix Seaplane Base, is located in the harbor by Christiansted, Saint Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands. This private-use airport is owned by the Virgin Islands Port Authority.
Christiansted Harbor Seaplane Base has one seaplane landing area:
- Runway E/W: 7,000 ft × 600 ft (2,134 m × 183 m), surface: Water
Airlines and destinations
- Seaborne Airlines operating de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter turboprop seaplanes to Charlotte Amalie Harbor Seaplane Base on St. Thomas.
Historically, Virgin Islands Seaplane Shuttle operated scheduled passenger service during the 1980s from the Charlotte Amalie seaplane base with Grumman Mallard aircraft. These Grumman amphibious aircraft were powered either by piston engines or by turboprop engines via a powerplant conversion program. During the 1970s, Antilles Air Boats operated several different types of seaplanes in scheduled passenger service from the harbor as well including the Consolidated PBY Catalina (Super Catalina version), Grumman Goose, Short Sandringham (S-25) and Vought Sikorsky VS-44, and Grumman Mallard.
- FAA Airport Master Record for VI32 ( PDF), retrieved 2007-03-15
- FAA Passenger Boarding and All-Cargo Data: 2005
- http://www.airliners.net, photos of Grumman Mallard aircraft operated by Virgin Islands Seaplane Shuttle in the U.S. Virgin Islands
- http://www.airliners.net, photos of Antilles Air Boats aircraft in the U.S. Virgin Islands
- Morris, Molly (September 4, 2001). "Seaborne to Fly to Old San Juan - And More". St. Thomas Source. Retrieved December 17, 2015.
- Airport information for VI32 at AirNav
- Aeronautical chart for VI32 at SkyVector
- Accident history for SSB at Aviation Safety Network
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