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Ameland Airport (Dutch: Vliegveld Ameland) (ICAO: EHAL), also known as Ameland Airport Ballum, is a small general aviation airport located near the town of Ballum on the western part of the island of Ameland, one of the West Frisian Islands in the Netherlands. It is located in the province of Friesland and is the northernmost airport in the country.

Ameland Airport Ballum

Vliegveld Ameland
Ameland airport.jpg
Summary
Airport typePublic
Owner/OperatorMunicipality of Ameland
ServesAmeland
LocationBallum
Elevation AMSL11 ft / 4 m
Coordinates53°27′06″N 005°40′38″E / 53.45167°N 5.67722°E / 53.45167; 5.67722
Websitewww.ehal.nl
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
09/27 800 2,624 Grass
Statistics
Aircraft movements5,500/year
Source: AIP from AIS the Netherlands[1]

The airport has a single short grass runway and a helipad, the latter being mainly used for search and rescue (SAR) flights. Customs services are not available, so no international flights are allowed except for those from other Schengen countries. The airport is used mainly for recreational purposes, so it is not open in winter (October 1 through the last day of March) unless prior arrangements are made.

About 5,500 airplane movements (takeoff or landing) are made at the airport a year. OFD Ostfriesischer-Flug-Dienst offers an on-demand service to Borkum and Emden.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ EHAL – AMELAND/Ameland. AIP from AIS the Netherlands, effective 25 April 2019
  2. ^ "Tagesflug nach Ameland / Angebote & Specials / OFD GmbH". fliegofd.de. Retrieved 20 August 2016.

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