Harvey Airfield

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Harvey Airfield
(Harvey Field)
IATA: S43ICAO: S43
Summary
Airport typePublic
OwnerKandace Harvey
LocationSnohomish, Washington
Elevation AMSL16 ft / 5 m
Coordinates47°54′29.35″N 122°06′19.47″W / 47.9081528°N 122.1054083°W / 47.9081528; -122.1054083
Websiteharveyfield.com
Runways
DirectionLengthSurface
ftm
33R/15L2,750838Asphalt
33L/15R2,660811Turf
Statistics (2006)
PassengersUnknown
Aircraft movements140,700
Info from Harvey Field website[1] and Snohomish County Business Journal[2]
 
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Harvey Airfield
(Harvey Field)
IATA: S43ICAO: S43
Summary
Airport typePublic
OwnerKandace Harvey
LocationSnohomish, Washington
Elevation AMSL16 ft / 5 m
Coordinates47°54′29.35″N 122°06′19.47″W / 47.9081528°N 122.1054083°W / 47.9081528; -122.1054083
Websiteharveyfield.com
Runways
DirectionLengthSurface
ftm
33R/15L2,750838Asphalt
33L/15R2,660811Turf
Statistics (2006)
PassengersUnknown
Aircraft movements140,700
Info from Harvey Field website[1] and Snohomish County Business Journal[2]

Harvey Airfield, a.k.a. Harvey Field, (Its identifier is S43), is a small airport located in Snohomish, Washington. The airfield has one 2,750-foot (840 m) asphalt runway, one 2,660-foot (810 m) turf runway and fourteen hangar bays. It covers an area of approximately 76 acres (310,000 m2) and is home to over 350 based aircraft including six helicopters and eight multi-engine planes, and nearly two dozen businesses including a hot-air balloon charter business.

History[edit]

Harvey Airfield was established in 1944 by Noble and Eldon Harvey and Wesley Loback on the Harvey family's property. In 1947, the family added a restaurant, administration building, and a maintenance shop. The airfield was run by Eldon and Marjorie until Richard and Kandace Harvey began managing airfield operations in the early 1970s. After Richard Harvey died due to cancer in 1995, Kandace Harvey took over ownership and operation of the airport with her four children. They manage the airfield to date.

Activities[edit]

Harvey Airfield offers balloon, helicopter and biplane rides to tourists, as well as skydiving. Harvey is home to the Seattle Skydivers, the oldest parachuting club in the United States.[citation needed] Tyson Harvey is the General Manager of Skydive Snohomish, the skydiving charter on the field. The business oversees almost 20,000 jumps every year, most of which are done by Todd Higley, Master Parachute Rigger, who is Tyson's chief adviser and also flies and repairs the center's jump planes, which include a Cessna 182, King Air, Twin Otter, B-17, DC-3, Skyvan, multiple turbine helicopters, and the worlds only flying example of the Windrider Scorpion Mark II. Todd has been skydiving for 20 years.[citation needed]

Benefits[edit]

A 2001 study by the Washington state Department of Transportation’s Aviation Division credited Harvey Field for providing nearly 450 jobs, more than $7.5 million in annual payrolls and an economic impact on the local community of more than $22.2 million each year. As stated above, the airfield also provides a base for tourism.[3]

Notable Incidents[edit]

October, 1978: a Douglas C-54 arrived at Harvey Airfield and landed on then-Runway 32, striking its left wingtip on a utility pole and demolishing a Chevrolet van with its right main landing gear. In spite of damage, the plane landed successfully and later successfully flew out to nearby Arlington Municipal Airport for repairs.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Airport Information". Harvey Field. Retrieved 2007-08-15. 
  2. ^ Wolcott, John (July 2006). "Field of Dreams". Snohomish County Business Journal (Everett, Washington: The Herald). Archived from the original on 2007-09-27. Retrieved 2007-08-15. 
  3. ^ Bucher Willis and Ratliff Corporation (2001). "Harvey Field (S43)". Northwest Region Economic Impacts of Washington Airports. Washington State Department of Transportation. Retrieved 2007-08-15. 

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