- Beverly Municipal Airport
Beverly Municipal Airport IATA: BVY – ICAO: KBVY – FAA LID: BVY Summary Airport type Public Owner City of Beverly Location Beverly, Massachusetts Elevation AMSL 107 ft / 33 m Coordinates Coordinates: Website Runways Direction Length Surface ft m 9/27 4,755 1,449 Asphalt 16/34 5,001 1,524 Asphalt Statistics (2006) Aircraft operations 42,601 Based aircraft 113 Source: Federal Aviation Administration
Beverly Municipal Airport (IATA: BVY, ICAO: KBVY, FAA LID: BVY) is a public-use airport located three miles (5 km) northwest of the central business district of Beverly, a city in Essex County, Massachusetts, United States. This airport is owned by City of Beverly.
Beverly Municipal Airport was built in 1928 through the efforts of the Beverly Aero Club and the Beverly Chamber of Commerce. The U.S. Navy operated the airport during World War II under a joint-use agreement. Ownership of the airport was transferred back to the City of Beverly in 1950.
Facilities and aircraft
For 12-month period ending May 1, 2010, the airport had 67,890 aircraft operations, an average of 186 per day: 99% general aviation, 1% air taxi and <1% military. There are 112 aircraft based at this airport: 90 single engine, 18 multi-engine and 4 helicopters.
Civil Air Patrol Squadron MA-019, Beverly Composite Squadron, is headquartered at Beverly Municipal Airport in the old airport control tower.
Something Different Cafe is located on the east side of the airport. It is open Tuesday-Sunday 7:00-2:00 and features breakfast and lunch menus.
Notable events at Beverly Airport
On May 9, 1989 Alfred James Hunter III, a postal worker who had shot and killed his ex-wife eariler that evening, stole an airplane (a Cessna 152 Trainer) at gunpoint from flight instructor. During the flight, which stretched from Danvers to Duxbury, Hunter fired his gun at the ground below, buzzed the South Postal Annex in Boston several times, and briefly touched down at Logan Airport before taking off again. He landed at Logan more than three hours later and was arrested after a minor struggle with police.
On August 27, 2010 - Michael Costales, age 30, a flight instructor at Beverly Municipal Airport, was struck and killed by an aircraft moving propeller. Costales had taxied his aircraft out to the run-up area of the active runway, 34 at Beverly Municipal Airport. At about 12:30 PM, Costales got out of his Piper PA 28 Cherokee aircraft to assist another flight instructor and his student with fastening the canopy of their PiperSport aircraft. As Costales got out of his aircraft and walked toward the other aircraft, he was struck by his aircraft’s propeller. The student pilot in the PiperSport aircraft declared an emergency with the Control Tower who called 911 but Costales was killed instantly. The airport was then shut down for a couple of hours as investigators tried to figure out what caused this event.
- ^ a b c d FAA Airport Master Record for BVY ( PDF), retrieved 2007-03-15
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Military installations of Massachusetts
- Beverly Municipal Airport (official site)
- (PDF), effective 20 October 2011
- Resources for this airport:
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