Herlong Recreational Airport

Herlong Recreational Airport (ICAO: KHEG, FAA LID: HEG), also known as Herlong Airport, is a public airport located eight nautical miles (13 km) southwest of the central business district of Jacksonville, a city in Duval County, Florida, United States.[1]

Herlong Recreational Airport
Airport typePublic
OwnerJacksonville Aviation Authority
ServesJacksonville, Florida, U.S.
Elevation AMSL87 ft / 27 m
Coordinates30°16′40″N 081°48′21″W / 30.27778°N 81.80583°W / 30.27778; -81.80583Coordinates: 30°16′40″N 081°48′21″W / 30.27778°N 81.80583°W / 30.27778; -81.80583
HEG is located in Florida
Location of airport in Florida / United States
HEG is located in the United States
HEG (the United States)
Direction Length Surface
ft m
7/25 4,000 1,219 Asphalt
11/29 3,500 1,067 Asphalt
Statistics (1999)
Aircraft operations80,700
Based aircraft162

This airport is assigned a three-letter location identifier of HEG by the Federal Aviation Administration, but it does not have an International Air Transport Association (IATA) airport code.[1][2][3]

The Jacksonville Aviation Authority (JAA) is the owner of all four public airports in Jacksonville and serves as the Fixed-Base Operator (FBO) at Herlong. The airport was originally built during World War II to facilitate pilot training for the Navy and Air Force. After the war, the property was given to the city, and subsequently the JAA.

In recognition of the improvements and excellent operations, Herlong Recreational Airport was named the Florida Department of Transportation's General Aviation Airport of the Year in 2001.

Facilities and aircraftEdit

Herlong Recreational Airport covers an area of 1,484 acres (601 ha) which contains two asphalt paved runways: 7/25 measuring 4,000 x 100 ft (1,219 x 30 m) and 11/29 measuring 3,500 x 100 ft (1,067 x 30 m).[1]

For the 12-month period ending October 20, 1999, the airport had 80,700 aircraft operations, an average of 221 per day: 97% general aviation and 3% military. There are 162 aircraft based at this airport: 70% single-engine, 9% multi-engine, 10% ultralight, 8% glider and 2% helicopter.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e FAA Airport Master Record for HEG (Form 5010 PDF), effective October 25, 2007
  2. ^ "Airline and Airport Code Search". International Air Transport Association (IATA). Retrieved November 14, 2016.
  3. ^ "Herlong Recreational Airport (IATA: none, ICAO: KHEG, FAA: HEG)". Great Circle Mapper. Retrieved November 14, 2016.

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