Hollister Municipal Airport

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Hollister Municipal Airport
Hollister Municipal Airport photo D Ramey Logan.jpg
Airport typePublic
OwnerCity of Hollister
LocationHollister, California
Elevation AMSL230 ft / 70 m
Coordinates36°53′36″N 121°24′37″W / 36.89333°N 121.41028°W / 36.89333; -121.41028Coordinates: 36°53′36″N 121°24′37″W / 36.89333°N 121.41028°W / 36.89333; -121.41028
Direction Length Surface
ft m
06/24 3,150 960 Asphalt
13/31 6,350 1,935 Asphalt
Statistics (2007)
Aircraft operations73,000
Based aircraft205

Hollister Municipal Airport (IATA: HLI, ICAO: KCVH, FAA LID: CVH, formerly 3O7) is a city-owned public-use airport located three nautical miles (6 km) north of the central business district of Hollister, a city in San Benito County, California, United States.[1][2]

Although most U.S. airports use the same three-letter location identifier for the FAA and IATA, Hollister Municipal Airport is assigned CVH by the FAA and HLI by the IATA.[3]

Facilities and operations[edit]

Hollister Municipal Airport covers an area of 343 acres (139 ha) which hosts two asphalt paved runways: 6/24 measuring 3,150 x 100 ft (960 x 30 m), and 13/31 measuring 6,350 x 100 ft (1,935 x 30 m).[1]

For the 12-month period ending January 23, 2007, the airport had 73,000 aircraft operations, an average of 200 per day: 98% general aviation and 2% military. There are 205 aircraft based at this airport: 56% single engine, 8% multi-engine, 4% helicopters, 10% ultralight and 22% gliders.[1]

CAL FIRE's Hollister Air Attack Base is located at the airport, providing rapid response to wildfires in San Benito County and surrounding Santa Clara, Santa Cruz and Monterey Counties.


Hollister Airport is a regional center for glider activity. Gliders moved to Hollister after the Hummingbird Haven gliderport in Livermore and the Sky Sailing gliderport[4] in Fremont were both closed in 1989.[5] Glider rides, lessons and a non-profit club are located at the airport.[6]

A record for glider flight distance from Hollister was set on June 21, 2008 by Eric Rupp with a flight to Calexico on the Mexican border, 444 miles away.[7]


  1. ^ a b c d FAA Airport Form 5010 for CVH PDF, effective 2007-07-05
  2. ^ "Hollister Municipal Airport". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-05-04.
  3. ^ Great Circle Mapper: HLI / KCVH - Hollister, California (Hollister Municipal Airport)
  4. ^ "Sky Sailing Airport (historical)". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-05-04.
  5. ^ Freeman, Paul (2008-05-10). "Abandoned & Little-Known Airfields: California - San Jose area". Retrieved 2008-10-23.
  6. ^ Newlin, John (2001). "Air Traffic Control: Take to the Hollister skies in an engineless glider and you may never want to fly in a jet again". Wave Magazine (Silicon Valley entertainment). Archived from the original on 2006-11-12. Retrieved 2008-10-23.
  7. ^ Weaver, Melissa (2008-06-29). "Bay Area glider makes record-breaking flight to Mexico". Santa Cruz Sentinel. Retrieved 2008-10-23.

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