Jack Browns Seaplane Base

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Coordinates: 28°03′27.0″N 081°45′46.1″W / 28.057500°N 81.762806°W / 28.057500; -81.762806

Jack Browns Seaplane Base
Airport typePublic use
Owner/OperatorJon K. Brown
ServesWinter Haven, Florida
LocationPolk County, Florida
Elevation AMSL140 ft / 43 m
Direction Length Surface
ft m
1/19 3,600 1,097 Water
Statistics (2009)
Aircraft operations10,000
Based aircraft5

Jack Browns Seaplane Base (FAA LID: F57) is a public-use seaplane base located 3 nautical miles (5.56 km) northwest of the central business district of Winter Haven in Polk County, Florida, United States. It is located on the northeast shore of Lake Jessie, which is part of the Winter Haven Chain of Lakes. The privately owned[1] seaplane base is located adjacent to Winter Haven's Gilbert Airport and connected to it by an asphalt taxiway.

Facilities and aircraft[edit]

Jack Browns Seaplane Base covers an area of 8 acres (3.2 ha) at an elevation of 140 feet (42.7 m) above mean sea level. It has one water runway: 1/19 is 3,600 by 2,200 feet (1,097 x 670.6 m).[1]

For the 12-month period ending November 17, 2009, the airport had 10,000 general aviation aircraft operations, an average of 27 per day. At that time there were 5 aircraft based at this airport: 80% single-engine and 20% multi-engine.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d FAA Airport Form 5010 for F57 PDF, effective 2011-10-20

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