Fairfield County Airport (Ohio)

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Fairfield County Airport
Airport type Public
Owner Fairfield County Commissioners
Serves Fairfield County
Location Lancaster, Ohio
Elevation AMSL 868 ft / 265 m
Coordinates 39°45′20″N 082°39′26″W / 39.75556°N 82.65722°W / 39.75556; -82.65722
Website http://fairfieldcountyairport.com/
LHQ is located in Ohio
LHQ is located in the US
Location of airport in Ohio/United States
Direction Length Surface
ft m
10/28 5,004 1,525 Asphalt
Statistics (2009)
Aircraft operations 43,066
Based aircraft 98
Sources: FAA,[1] airport website[2]

Fairfield County Airport (ICAO: KLHQFAA LID: LHQ) is a public use airport in Fairfield County, Ohio, United States. It is located three nautical miles (6 km) northwest of the central business district of Lancaster, the county seat. The airport is owned by the Fairfield County Commissioners.[1]

Although most U.S. airports use the same three-letter location identifier for the FAA and IATA, this airport is assigned LHQ by the FAA but has no designation from the IATA.[3]

Facilities and aircraft[edit]

Fairfield County Airport covers an area of 130 acres (53 ha) at an elevation of 868 feet (265 m) above mean sea level. It has one runway designated 10/28 with an asphalt surface measuring 5,004 by 75 feet (1,525 x 23 m).[1]

For the 12-month period ending May 19, 2009, the airport had 43,066 aircraft operations, an average of 117 per day: 99.8% general aviation and 0.2% military. At that time there were 98 aircraft based at this airport: 85% single-engine, 7% multi-engine, 7% helicopter and 1% ultralight.[1]

Currently there is one Standard Terminal Arrival (GUNNE ONE), an RNAV GPS approach in to runway 10 and 28, a localizer for 28 and a VOR or GPS-A circling approach.

Fairfield Air Ventures was the Fixed-Base Operator which provides fuel, maintenance, flight instruction, charter flights, hangars and tie-downs, Lasergrade testing, WSI aviation weather and car rental.


  1. ^ a b c d FAA Airport Master Record for LHQ (Form 5010 PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. Effective 11 February 2010.
  2. ^ Fairfield County Airport, official site
  3. ^ "Fairfield County Airport, Lancaster, Ohio (IATA: none, ICAO: KLHQ, FAA: LHQ)". Great Circle Mapper. Retrieved 22 March 2010. 

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