H. L. Sonny Callahan Airport
|H. L. Sonny Callahan Airport|
NAIP aerial image, 30 June 2006
|Owner||Fairhope Airport Authority|
|Elevation AMSL||91 ft / 28 m|
H. L. Sonny Callahan Airport (ICAO: KCQF, FAA LID: CQF, formerly 4R4) is a public-use airport located three nautical miles (4 mi, 6 km) southeast of the central business district of Fairhope, a city in Baldwin County, Alabama, United States. It is owned by the Fairhope Airport Authority.
In March, 2007, the city of Fairhope turned over control of the airport to the airport authority and loaned the authority $8.8 million for improvements. The authority expects to use the money to build new hangars and a new terminal.
Although most U.S. airports use the same three-letter location identifier for the FAA and IATA, this airport is assigned CQF by the FAA, but has no designation from the IATA (which assigned CQF to Calais - Dunkerque Airport in France).
Facilities and aircraft
H. L. Sonny Callahan Airport covers an area of 144 acres (58 ha) at an elevation of 91 feet (28 m) above mean sea level. It has one runway designated 1/19 with an asphalt surface measuring 6,604 by 100 feet (2,013 x 30 m).
For the 12-month period ending May 16, 2010, the airport had 46,800 aircraft operations, an average of 128 per day:98% general aviation and 2% military. At that time there were 37 aircraft based at this airport: 76% single-engine, 16% multi-engine, 3% jet and 5% helicopter.
There is a full service fixed-base operator (FBO) on the field. The airport is attended daily, year round from 0600-2000, with afterhours available. The field offers two RNAV (GPS) approaches and one VOR/DME approach.
- FAA Airport Master Record for CQF ( PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. Effective 25 August 2011.
"2011–2015 NPIAS Report, Appendix A (PDF, 2.03 MB)" (PDF). 2011–2015 National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems. Federal Aviation Administration. 4 October 2010. Archived from the original (PDF) on September 27, 2012. External link in
"2009–2013 NPIAS Report, Appendix A: Part 1 (PDF, 1.33 MB)" (PDF). 2009–2013 National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems. Federal Aviation Administration. 15 October 2008. Archived from the original (PDF) on August 6, 2011. External link in
- Knight, Paul (March 16, 2007). "Airport Authority Awarded Millions". Press-Register. Mobile, Alabama.
- "Calais Airport, France (IATA: CQF, ICAO: LFAC)". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved October 15, 2011.
- Aerial image as of 15 February 1997 from USGS The National Map
- FAA Terminal Procedures for CQF, effective October 11, 2018
- Resources for this airport: