Hammond Northshore Regional Airport

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Hammond Northshore Regional Airport
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Summary
Airport type Public
Owner City of Hammond
Serves Hammond, Louisiana
Elevation AMSL 47 ft / 14 m
Coordinates 30°31′18″N 090°25′06″W / 30.52167°N 90.41833°W / 30.52167; -90.41833
Website www.hammond.org/...
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
13/31 6,502 1,982 Asphalt/Concrete
18/36 5,001 1,524 Concrete
Statistics (2008)
Aircraft operations 76,850
Based aircraft 113

Hammond Northshore Regional Airport (ICAO: KHDCFAA LID: HDC) is a city-owned, public-use, joint civil-military, general aviation airport located three nautical miles (6 km) northeast of the central business district of Hammond, a city in Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana, United States.[1] The airport was previously an uncontrolled facility utilizing VHF-band UNICOM as a Common Traffic Advisory Frequency (CTAF). As a result of the relocation of Army National Guard flight operations from Lakefront Airport to Hammond, a new control tower was constructed at the airport. This tower, manned by military air traffic controllers from the Air Operations Department of the Louisiana Army National Guard's Army Aviation Support Facility #1 at the airport, became operational on 15 December 2014.[2]

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

Facilities and aircraft[edit]

Hammond Northshore Regional Airport covers an area of 920 acres (370 ha) at an elevation of 47 feet (14 m) above mean sea level. It has two runways: 13/31 is 6,502 by 100 feet (1,982 x 30 m) with an asphalt/concrete surface; 18/36 is 5,001 by 150 feet (1,524 x 46 m) with a concrete surface.[1]

For the 12-month period ending April 16, 2008, the airport had 76,850 aircraft operations, an average of 210 per day: 82% general aviation, 16% military and 2% air taxi. At that time there were 113 aircraft based at this airport: 67% single-engine, 18% military, 9% multi-engine, 5% jet and 1% helicopter.[1]

The Louisiana Army National Guard maintains a 56-acre (230,000 m2) campus (constructed in 2008-2009) at the Hammond airport, which is home to the 1/244th Air Assault Helicopter Battalion, which operates UH-60 Blackhawk helicopters, and the 204th Theater Air Operation Command.[4] The Louisiana Air National Guard also maintains a non-flying unit, the 236th Combat Communications Squadron (236 CCS), at the airport.

History[edit]

During World War II, part of the airport served as a detention camp for prisoners of war from Germany.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d FAA Airport Master Record for HDC (Form 5010 PDF), effective 2009-05-07.
  2. ^ http://www.aopa.org/News-and-Video/All-News/2014/December/10/Control-tower-to-open-at-Hammond-Northshore-airport
  3. ^ Great Circle Mapper: KHDC - Hammond, Louisiana
  4. ^ Purpura, Paul (2001-01-18). "Hammond new base for Guard helicopters". The Times-Picayune. Retrieved 2010-04-10. 

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