Christiansted Harbor Seaplane Base

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Christiansted Harbor Seaplane Base
St. Croix Seaplane Base
Summary
Airport type Private
Owner Virgin Islands Port Authority
Location Christiansted, St. Croix,
U.S. Virgin Islands
Elevation AMSL 0 ft / 0 m
Coordinates 17°44′50″N 64°42′18″W / 17.74722°N 64.70500°W / 17.74722; -64.70500Coordinates: 17°44′50″N 64°42′18″W / 17.74722°N 64.70500°W / 17.74722; -64.70500
Map
VI32 is located in Saint Croix,  US Virgin Islands
VI32
VI32
Location in the Saint Croix
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
E/W 7,000 2,134 Water
Statistics (2005)
Enplanements 68,386

Christiansted Harbor Seaplane Base (IATA: SSBFAA 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.[1]

As per Federal Aviation Administration records, this seaplane base had 72,632 passenger boardings (enplanements) in calendar year 2004 and 68,386 enplanements in 2005.[2]

Facilities[edit]

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[edit]

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.[3] 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.[4]

Both Antilles Airboats and The Virgin Islands Seaplane Shuttle flew to St. Thomas, San Juan, and St. John, with Antilles Airboats serving Fajardo.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b FAA Airport Master Record for VI32 (Form 5010 PDF), retrieved 2007-03-15
  2. ^ FAA Passenger Boarding and All-Cargo Data: 2005
  3. ^ http://www.airliners.net, photos of Grumman Mallard aircraft operated by Virgin Islands Seaplane Shuttle in the U.S. Virgin Islands
  4. ^ http://www.airliners.net, photos of Antilles Air Boats aircraft in the U.S. Virgin Islands
  5. ^ Morris, Molly (September 4, 2001). "Seaborne to Fly to Old San Juan - And More". St. Thomas Source. Retrieved December 17, 2015. 

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