Fitch H. Beach Airport

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Fitch H. Beach Airport
Airport type Public
Owner City of Charlotte/City Manager
Serves Charlotte, Michigan
Elevation AMSL 891 ft / 272 m
Coordinates 42°34′28″N 084°48′41″W / 42.57444°N 84.81139°W / 42.57444; -84.81139
Direction Length Surface
ft m
2/20 3,500 1,067 Concrete
14/32 2,318 707 Turf
Statistics (2008)
Aircraft operations 5,600
Based aircraft 24

Fitch H. Beach Airport (ICAO: KFPKFAA 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] According to the FAA's National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2009–2013, it is categorized as a general aviation airport.[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. ^ National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems Archived August 6, 2011, at the Wayback Machine. for 2009–2013: Appendix A: Part 3 (PDF, 1.28 MB) Archived June 6, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.. Federal Aviation Administration. Updated 15 October 2008.
  3. ^ "Charlotte, Michigan - Fitch H. Beach Airport (ICAO: KFPK, FAA: FPK)". Great Circle Mapper. Retrieved 23 May 2010. 

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