Fitch H. Beach Airport

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Fitch H. Beach Airport
Airport typePublic
OwnerCity of Charlotte/City Manager
ServesCharlotte, Michigan
Elevation AMSL891 ft / 272 m
Coordinates42°34′28″N 084°48′41″W / 42.57444°N 84.81139°W / 42.57444; -84.81139
FPK is located in Michigan
Location of airport in Michigan
FPK is located in the US
FPK (the US)
Direction Length Surface
ft m
2/20 3,500 1,067 Concrete
14/32 2,318 707 Turf
Statistics (2008)
Aircraft operations5,600
Based aircraft24

Fitch H. Beach Airport (ICAO: KFPK, FAA LID: FPK) is a city-owned, public-use airport located two nautical miles (3.7 km) northeast of the central business district of Charlotte, a city in Eaton County, Michigan, United States.[1] It is included in the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2017–2021, in which it is categorized as a local general aviation facility.[2]

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

Facilities and aircraft[edit]

Fitch H. Beach Airport covers an area of 190 acres (77 ha) at an elevation of 891 feet (272 m) above mean sea level. It has two runways: 2/20 is 3,500 by 75 feet (1,067 x 23 m) with a concrete surface; 14/32 is 2,318 by 100 feet (707 x 30 m) with a turf surface.[1] Runway 14/32 is closed from December through March, and also when snow-covered. The airport is staffed daily from 8AM until dusk.

For the 12-month period ending December 31, 2008, the airport had 5,600 general aviation aircraft operations, an average of 15 per day. At that time there were 24 aircraft based at this airport: 79% single-engine, 17% multi-engine and 4% ultralight.[1]


The airport is accessible by road from Island Highway, and is located near I-69 (exits 60 and 61), M-50, and M-79.


  1. ^ a b c d FAA Airport Master Record for FPK (Form 5010 PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. effective 8 April 2010.
  2. ^ "List of NPIAS Airports" (PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. 21 October 2016. Retrieved 25 November 2016.
  3. ^ "Charlotte, Michigan - Fitch H. Beach Airport (ICAO: KFPK, FAA: FPK)". Great Circle Mapper. Retrieved 23 May 2010.

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