Arcata-Eureka Airport


Arcata-Eureka Airport

Infobox Airport
name = Arcata/Eureka Airport
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IATA = ACV
ICAO = KACV
FAA = ACV
type = Public
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operator = Humboldt County
city-served = Arcata, California and Eureka, California
location = 67
elevation-f = 221
elevation-m = 67
coordinates = Coord|40|58|41|N|124|06|31|W|type:airport_region:US
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r1-number = 1/19
r1-length-f = 4,499
r1-length-m = 1,371
r1-surface = Asphalt
r2-number = 14/32
r2-length-f = 6,000
r2-length-m = 1,829
r2-surface = Asphalt
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Arcata/Eureka Airport Airport codes|ACV|KACV|ACV, also known as Arcata Airport, is an airport located convert|15|mi|km north of Eureka in the unincorporated town of McKinleyville, California. This regional airport serves Humboldt County, including the two primary regional cities that compose its name: Arcata and Eureka.FAA-airport|ID=ACV|use=PU|own=PU|site=01255.1*A] The airport is a Federally designated port of entry for civil aircraft arriving in the United States. [cite web | date = September 4 2000 | url = http://www2.tech.purdue.edu/at/courses/at300/Documents/IFIM%20chapter%203/ifm0306/ifm0306.html#C | title = Section 6. United States Customs Service Airports | accessdate = December 11 | accessyear = 2006]

The airport was originally constructed by the United States Navy during World War II for the purpose of testing defogging systems for aircraft. [cite web | year = 1997 | url = http://info.sen.ca.gov/pub/97-98/bill/sen/sb_0001-0050/sjr_12_bill_19970417_enrolled.pdf#page=3 | title = Senate Joint Resolution No. 12 | format = PDF | publisher = California State Senate | accessdate = December 11 | accessyear = 2006] Current utilization is now a mixture of general and commercial aviation with three commercial airlines, Delta Air Lines, Horizon Air and United Airlines, providing scheduled service. [cite web | year = 2005 | url = http://co.humboldt.ca.us/aviation/content.asp?page=airport_and_airline_information.htm | title = Aviation / Airports | publisher = County of Humboldt | accessdate = July 7 | accessyear = 2008]

For the year of 2005, the Arcata Airport serviced 102,000 arriving commercial passengers and 104,000 departing on 4,370 departing flights. Horizon carried 66.29% of the passengers with United carrying the remainder. 78% of the 2005 flights departed on time and 79% of the arriving flights were on time. In addition to passenger traffic, the airport also shipped 457,000 pounds (207,291 kg) of cargo. [cite web | year = 2006 | url = http://www.transtats.bts.gov/airports.asp?pn=1&Airport=ACV&Airport_Name=Eureka/Arcata,%20CA:%20Arcata/Eureka | title = Arcata/Eureka (ACV) Airport Fact Sheet | publisher = Bureau of Transportation Statistics | accessdate = December 11 | accessyear = 2006]

Facilities

Arcata Airport covers convert|745|acre|ha|0|lk=on and has two runways:
* Runway 1/19: 4,499 x 150 ft. (1,371 x 46 m), Surface: Asphaltcite web | date = 23 November 2006 | url = http://www.airnav.com/airport/KACV | title = KACV Arcata Airport | publisher = AirNav.com | accessdate = December 11 | accessyear = 2006]
* Runway 14/32: 6,000 x 150 ft. (1,829 x 46 m), Surface: Asphalt

Being located on the Pacific coast of California, the airport falls under the jurisdiction of the California Coastal Commission and major changes to the airport such as rezoning or fencing in the airport require approval by the Commission. [cite web | date = March 5 2002 | url = http://www.coastal.ca.gov/meetings/mtg-mm2-3.html | title = California Coastal Commission March 2002 Meeting Agenda | publisher = California Coastal Commission | accessdate = December 11 | accessyear = 2006]

The approach flight path for runway 32 passes over Central Avenue, a highly travelled road in the area. The strobe lights that direct planes onto the runway were creating a visual hazard for drivers on Central Avenue as the strobe lights were creating a glare. The problem was especially noticeable during inclement weather when the strobes' intensity was increased and the roadways were reflective from water on the surface. The Federal Aviation Administration's Office of Aviation Research, Airport Technology Research and Development Branch responded to the hazard by installing baffles on the strobes that block the lights from shining on the road while still providing visual guidance for aircraft. [cite web | last = Patterson | first = James W., Jr. | month = August | year = 2005 | url = http://www.airporttech.tc.faa.gov/safety/downloads/TN05-41.pdf | title = Design and Installation of Flasher Baffles at the Arcata/Eureka Airport | format = PDF | publisher = Federal Aviation Administration Office of Aviation Research | accessdate = December 11 | accessyear = 2006]

Airlines and destinations

*Alaska Airlines
**Horizon Air (Los Angeles, Portland (OR), Redding)
*Delta Air Lines
**Delta Connection operated by SkyWest Airlines (Salt Lake City)
*United Airlines
**United Express operated by SkyWest Airlines (Crescent City, Sacramento, San Francisco)

Ground transportation

* [http://www.redwoodtransit.org/schedules/stop_times.php?stop_id=40&service_id=1 Airport transit bus stop times] - service by Redwood Transit System
*For taxi and rental car information, see [http://redwoods.info/showrecord.asp?id=2037 Humboldt County Convention and Visitor's Bureau page]

Other local airports

* Kneeland Airport - located ten miles (16 km) southeast of Eureka
* Murray Field - located in Eureka

References

External links

* [http://co.humboldt.ca.us/aviation/ Humboldt County Aviations website]
* [http://co.humboldt.ca.us/aviation/content.asp?page=airport_and_airline_information.htm Airport and Airline Information]
* [http://www.rredc.com/airport.htm Redwood Region Economic Development Commisssion]


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