Harvey Airfield

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Harvey Airfield
(Harvey Field)
Airport type Public
Owner Kandace Harvey
Location Snohomish, Washington
Elevation AMSL 16 ft / 5 m
Coordinates 47°54′29.35″N 122°06′19.47″W / 47.9081528°N 122.1054083°W / 47.9081528; -122.1054083
Website harveyfield.com
S43 is located in Washington (state)
S43 is located in the US
Location of airport in Washington / United States
Direction Length Surface
ft m
33R/15L 2,750 838 Asphalt
33L/15R 2,660 811 Turf
Statistics (2006)
Passengers Unknown
Aircraft movements 140,700
Info from Harvey Field website[1] and Snohomish County Business Journal[2]

Harvey Airfield, a.k.a. Harvey Field, (Its identifier is S43), is a small airport located in Snohomish, Washington. The airfield has one 2,750-foot (840 m) asphalt runway, one 2,660-foot (810 m) turf runway and fourteen hangar bays. It covers an area of approximately 76 acres (310,000 m2) and is home to over 350 based aircraft including six helicopters and eight multi-engine planes, and nearly two dozen businesses including a hot-air balloon charter business.


Harvey Airfield was established in 1944 by Noble and Eldon Harvey and Wesley Loback on the Harvey family's property. In 1947, the family added a restaurant, administration building, and a maintenance shop. The airfield was run by Eldon and Marjorie until Richard and Kandace Harvey began managing airfield operations in the early 1970s. After Richard Harvey died due to cancer in 1995, Kandace Harvey took over ownership and operation of the airport with her four children. They manage the airfield to date.

Like many small airports, Harvey Field provides flight training in small airplanes and helicopters. The airport also provides other traditional services offered by aviation fixed based operators, including avgas and aircraft maintenance.[3] The airport is located outside the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport Class B airspace, but is underneath the 30-nm veil that requires an altitude encoding transponder for aircraft equipped with an electrical system.[4]


A 2001 study by the Washington state Department of Transportation’s Aviation Division credited Harvey Field for providing nearly 450 jobs, more than $7.5 million in annual payrolls and an economic impact on the local community of more than $22.2 million each year. As stated above, the airfield also provides a base for tourism.[5]

Notable Incidents[edit]

October, 1978: a Douglas C-54 arrived at Harvey Airfield and landed on then-Runway 32, striking its left wingtip on a dead tree and demolishing a Chevrolet van with its right main landing gear. In spite of damage, the plane landed successfully and later successfully flew out to nearby Arlington Municipal Airport for repairs.[6]


  1. ^ "Airport Information". Harvey Field. Retrieved 2007-08-15. 
  2. ^ Wolcott, John (July 2006). "Field of Dreams". Snohomish County Business Journal. Everett, Washington: The Herald. Archived from the original on 2007-09-27. Retrieved 2007-08-15. 
  3. ^ http://www.airnav.com/airport/s43
  4. ^ Seattle Sectional, U.S. Government
  5. ^ Bucher Willis and Ratliff Corporation (2001). "Harvey Field (S43)" (PDF). Northwest Region Economic Impacts of Washington Airports. Washington State Department of Transportation. Retrieved 2007-08-15. 
  6. ^ http://www.ruudleeuw.com/guestphotos-21.htm

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