Plant City Airport

Plant City Airport (ICAO: KPCM, FAA LID: PCM) is a public-use airport located two nautical miles (4 km) southwest of the central business district of Plant City in Hillsborough County, Florida, United States. The airport is publicly owned by the Hillsborough County Aviation Authority, which also operates Tampa International Airport.[1] It was formerly known as Plant City Municipal Airport.[2] It supports a 400-acre (1.6 km2) industrial park located about one mile (1.6 km) east of the airport.[3]

Plant City Airport
Summary
Airport typePublic
OwnerHillsborough County Aviation Authority
ServesPlant City, Florida
Elevation AMSL154 ft / 47 m
Coordinates28°00′01″N 082°09′51″W / 28.00028°N 82.16417°W / 28.00028; -82.16417Coordinates: 28°00′01″N 082°09′51″W / 28.00028°N 82.16417°W / 28.00028; -82.16417
Websitewww.pcairport.net
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
10/28 3,950 1,204 Asphalt
Statistics (2002)
Aircraft operations47,975
Based aircraft72

Although most U.S. airports use the same three-letter location identifier for the FAA and IATA, this airport is assigned PCM by the FAA but PCM stands for a Mexican airport.[4]

HistoryEdit

Plant City was originally a large cotton center but switched to strawberries which brought it national recognition. It was named for the city's well known railroad tycoon, Henry B. Plant.

The Plant City Municipal Airport was founded in 1948 to ship strawberries. Runway 09/27 was lengthened in 1999 and redesignated 10/28. In 2000, a new terminal was constructed, along with two new hangars (E and F) and a new Jet-A fuel tank.[3]

Facilities and aircraftEdit

Plant City Airport covers an area of 199 acres (81 ha) at an elevation of 154 feet (47 m) above mean sea level. It has one asphalt paved runway designated 10/28 which measures 3,950 x 75 ft (1,204 x 23 m). For the 12-month period ending May 9, 2002, the airport had 47,975 aircraft operations, an average of 131 per day: 99.5% general aviation, 0.4% air taxi and <0.1% military. At that time there were 72 aircraft based at this airport: 83% single-engine, 13% multi-engine and 4% helicopter.[1] The local fixed-base operator is Atlas Aviation.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c FAA Airport Form 5010 for PCM PDF, effective 2009-05-07.
  2. ^ Plant City, FL official website
  3. ^ a b "Plant City Airport". brochure from CFASPP.
  4. ^ Great Circle Mapper: KPCM - Plant City, Florida (Plant City Municipal Airport)

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