Plant City Airport

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Plant City Airport
Summary
Airport type Public
Owner Hillsborough County Aviation Authority
Serves Plant City, Florida
Elevation AMSL 154 ft / 47 m
Coordinates 28°00′01″N 082°09′51″W / 28.00028°N 82.16417°W / 28.00028; -82.16417
Website www.pcairport.net
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
10/28 3,950 1,204 Asphalt
Statistics (2002)
Aircraft operations 47,975
Based aircraft 72

Plant City Airport (ICAO: KPCMFAA LID: PCM) is a public-use airport located two nautical miles (4 km) southwest of the central business district of Plant City in Hillsborough County, Florida, United States. The airport is publicly owned by the Hillsborough County Aviation Authority, which also operates Tampa International Airport.[1] It was formerly known as Plant City Municipal Airport.[2] It supports a 400-acre (1.6 km2) industrial park located about one mile (1.6 km) east of the airport.[3]

Although most U.S. airports use the same three-letter location identifier for the FAA and IATA, this airport is assigned PCM by the FAA but has no designation from the IATA.[4]

History[edit]

Plant City was originally a large cotton center but switched to strawberries which brought it national recognition. It was named for the city's well known railroad tycoon, Henry B. Plant.

The Plant City Municipal Airport was founded in 1948 to ship strawberries. Runway 09/27 was lengthened in 1999 and redesignated 10/28. In 2000, a new terminal was constructed, along with two new hangars (E and F) and a new Jet-A fuel tank.[3]

Facilities and aircraft[edit]

Plant City Airport covers an area of 199 acres (81 ha) at an elevation of 154 feet (47 m) above mean sea level. It has one asphalt paved runway designated 10/28 which measures 3,950 x 75 ft (1,204 x 23 m). For the 12-month period ending May 9, 2002, the airport had 47,975 aircraft operations, an average of 131 per day: 99.5% general aviation, 0.4% air taxi and <0.1% military. At that time there were 72 aircraft based at this airport: 83% single-engine, 13% multi-engine and 4% helicopter.[1] The local fixed-base operator is Plant City Airport Services.

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