Hollister Municipal Airport

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Hollister Municipal Airport
Hollister Municipal Airport photo D Ramey Logan.jpg
Airport type Public
Owner City of Hollister
Location Hollister, California
Elevation AMSL 230 ft / 70 m
Coordinates 36°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 operations 73,000
Based aircraft 205

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 contains 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]


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