Naples Municipal Airport

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Naples Municipal Airport
Naples APF
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IATA: APFICAO: KAPFFAA LID: APF
Summary
Airport typePublic
OwnerCity of Naples Airport Authority
ServesNaples, Florida
Elevation AMSL8 ft / 2 m
Coordinates26°09′09″N 081°46′31″W / 26.1525°N 81.77528°W / 26.1525; -81.77528
Websitewww.flynaples.com
Runways
DirectionLengthSurface
ftm
5/235,2901,612Asphalt
14/325,0001,524Asphalt
SW/NE1,850564Turf
Statistics (2009)
Aircraft operations129,731
Based aircraft396
Source: Federal Aviation Administration[1]
 
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Naples Municipal Airport
Naples APF
APF logo.png
Naples Municipal Airport FL 2006 USGS.jpg
USGS 2006 orthophoto
IATA: APFICAO: KAPFFAA LID: APF
Summary
Airport typePublic
OwnerCity of Naples Airport Authority
ServesNaples, Florida
Elevation AMSL8 ft / 2 m
Coordinates26°09′09″N 081°46′31″W / 26.1525°N 81.77528°W / 26.1525; -81.77528
Websitewww.flynaples.com
Runways
DirectionLengthSurface
ftm
5/235,2901,612Asphalt
14/325,0001,524Asphalt
SW/NE1,850564Turf
Statistics (2009)
Aircraft operations129,731
Based aircraft396
Source: Federal Aviation Administration[1]
Naples MAP is located in Florida
Naples MAP
Location of Naples Municipal Airport, Florida

Naples Municipal Airport (IATA: APFICAO: KAPFFAA LID: APF) is a public airport located two nautical miles (3.7 km) northeast of the central business district of Naples, a city in Collier County, Florida, United States. It is owned by the City of Naples Airport Authority.[1] The airport provides space for general aviation, as well as mosquito control and, Med Flight Collier (EMS Helicopters).

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History

Established in 1942 as Naples Army Airfield by the United States Army Air Forces. Assigned initially to the Southeast Training Center (later Eastern Flying Training Command). Provided basic (level 1) flight training to flight cadets by Embry-Riddle Co; Fairchild PT-19s were the primary trainer used. Along with the flight training, was a sub-base to Buckingham Army Airfield for flexible gunnery training. Inactivated on November 1, 1945, being turned over to the War Assets Administration for conveyance to civil control as a public airport.

Provincetown-Boston Airlines began scheduled service to Miami International Airport in the 1950s, and managed the airport for several years until a municipal airport authority was created in 1969.[2][dead link]

Although the airport served more than 100,000 passengers per year through 2000, geographic factors limited its capacity, and the opening of the much larger Southwest Florida International Airport in nearby Fort Myers drew medium-haul traffic away from Naples. Passenger numbers dipped when American Eagle ceased scheduled Miami service in 2001, and dipped even further following the September 11, 2001 attacks[3] Scheduled airline service to Naples ended in 2003 when US Airways Express ceased service to Tampa International Airport.[4]

Facilities and aircraft

Naples Municipal Airport covers an area of 732 acres (296 ha) which contains two asphalt paved runways: 5/23 measuring 5,290 x 150 ft (1,612 x 46 m) and 14/32 measuring 5,000 x 100 ft (1,524 x 30 m). It also has one turf runway designated SW/NE which measures 1,850 x 100 ft (564 x 30 m).[1]

For the 12-month period ending April 30, 2009, the airport had 129,731 aircraft operations, an average of 355 per day: 91% general aviation, 8% air taxi, 1% scheduled commercial and <1% military. At that time there were 396 aircraft based at this airport: 65% single-engine, 22% multi-engine, 9% jet and 4% helicopter.[1]

Airlines and destinations

AirlinesDestinations
Exec AirMiami
Gulf Coast AirwaysKey West [5]

Accidents and incidents

On September 10, 1985, a Douglas DC-3 of Collier County Mosquito Control District crashed at East Naples while on approach to Naples Municipal Airport following an engine failure. The aircraft was on agricultural duties at the time.[6]

On June 20, 2005, a Cessna 182 departing Naples Municipal Airport entered an area of severe weather over the Gulf of Mexico. The aircraft was never recovered, with the crash resulting in one fatality. [7]

See also

References

  1. ^ a b c d FAA Airport Master Record for APF (Form 5010 PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. Effective October 22, 2009.
  2. ^ http://www.flynaples.com/index.php/naples-municipal-airport-apf/airport-history
  3. ^ http://www.sptimes.com/2003/08/04/State/Wanted__Airline__plea.shtml
  4. ^ http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=WTEMAAAAIBAJ&sjid=V14DAAAAIBAJ&dq=naples%20municipal%20airport&pg=2761%2C153255
  5. ^ http://www.flynaples.com/images/docs/gulfcoast_airways-info.pdf
  6. ^ "Accident description". Aviation Safety Network. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19850910-0. Retrieved July 27, 2010. 
  7. ^ "NTSB Safety Alert:Thunderstorm Encounters", National Transportation Safety Board, Retrieved July 25, 2012

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