Hollister Municipal Airport

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Hollister Municipal Airport
Hollister Municipal Airport photo D Ramey Logan.jpg
Summary
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
Runways
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.

Gliders[edit]

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]

References[edit]

  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.

External links[edit]