York Airport (Pennsylvania)

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York Airport
Airport type Public use
Owner York Aviation
Serves York, Pennsylvania
Elevation AMSL 495 ft / 151 m
Coordinates 39°55′01″N 076°52′23″W / 39.91694°N 76.87306°W / 39.91694; -76.87306Coordinates: 39°55′01″N 076°52′23″W / 39.91694°N 76.87306°W / 39.91694; -76.87306
Website www.YorkAirport.info
THV is located in Pennsylvania
Location of airport in Pennsylvania
Direction Length Surface
ft m
17/35 5,188 1,581 Asphalt
Statistics (2011)
Aircraft operations 50,800
Based aircraft 82

York Airport (York Aviation) (IATA: THV[2]ICAO: KTHVFAA LID: THV) is a privately owned, public use airport located seven nautical miles (8 mi, 13 km) southwest of the central business district of York, a city in York County, Pennsylvania, United States.[1] This airport, owned and operated by York Aviation, was included in the National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2009–2013, which categorized it as a general aviation facility.[3]

It is the second airport to bear the name. The first one, which this one replaced when it closed sometime between 1953 and 1957, was located near the intersection of Roosevelt Ave and Wood Street in York, PA.[4]

Facilities and aircraft[edit]

York Airport covers an area of 66 acres (27 ha) at an elevation of 495 feet (151 m) above mean sea level. It has one runway designated 17/35 with an asphalt surface measuring 5,188 by 100 feet (1,581 x 30 m).[1] The airport has several instrument approaches, including a GPS approach to each runway.

For the 12-month period ending December 9, 2011, the airport had 50,800 aircraft operations, an average of 139 per day: 96% general aviation, 3% air taxi, and 1% military. At that time there were 82 aircraft based at this airport: 76.8% single-engine, 15% multi-engine, 6% helicopter, and 2% jet.[1]

A restaurant named Orville's operated on the field until November, 2008 when it was closed.[5]

Since then a new restaurant, named Kitty Hawk,[6] has taken Orville's place and caters to both airborne (fly in) and terrestrial (drive up) patrons.

York Airport offers flight lessons which are operated by York Flight Training LLC with 4 IFR equipped Cessna 172 aircraft.[7]

The airport is also home of the York Squadron of Civil Air Patrol. Squadron 301 is the oldest continuously active composite squadron in the world.


  1. ^ a b c d FAA Airport Master Record for THV (Form 5010 PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. Effective May 31, 2012.
  2. ^ "IATA Airport Code Search (THV: York)". International Air Transport Association. Retrieved December 11, 2012. 
  3. ^ "2009–2013 NPIAS Report, Appendix A: Part 4" (PDF). National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems. Federal Aviation Administration. October 15, 2008. Archived from the original (PDF, 1.61 MB) on June 6, 2011.  External link in |work= (help)
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on December 19, 2009. Retrieved June 13, 2009. 
  5. ^ http://www.airnav.com/airport/KTHV/ORVILLE#c
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on July 11, 2011. Retrieved June 13, 2009. 
  7. ^ http://answersforpilots.com/blog/571/york-flight-training

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