Waterville Airport (Washington)

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Coordinates: 47°39′22″N120°03′23″W / 47.65611°N 120.05639°W / 47.65611; -120.05639

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Waterville Airport
Summary
Airport type Public
Owner Port of Douglas County
Serves Waterville, Washington
Elevation  AMSL 2,645 ft / 806 m
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
7/25 2,978 908 Asphalt
Statistics (2005)
Aircraft operations 1,000

Waterville Airport( FAA LID : 2S5) is a public airport located one mile (2 km) northeast of the central business district of Waterville, a town in Douglas County, Washington, United States. It is owned by the Port of Douglas County. [1]

Federal Aviation Administration United States Government agency dedicated to civil aviation matters

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is a governmental body of the United States with powers to regulate all aspects of civil aviation in that nation as well as over its surrounding international waters. Its powers include the construction and operation of airports, air traffic management, the certification of personnel and aircraft, and the protection of U.S. assets during the launch or re-entry of commercial space vehicles. Powers over neighboring international waters were delegated to the FAA by authority of the International Civil Aviation Organization.

A location identifier is a symbolic representation for the name and the location of an airport, navigation aid, or weather station, and is used for manned air traffic control facilities in air traffic control, telecommunications, computer programming, weather reports, and related services.

Airport location where aircraft take off and land

An airport is an aerodrome with extended facilities, mostly for commercial air transport. Airports often have facilities to store and maintain aircraft, and a control tower. An airport consists of a landing area, which comprises an aerially accessible open space including at least one operationally active surface such as a runway for a plane to take off or a helipad, and often includes adjacent utility buildings such as control towers, hangars and terminals. Larger airports may have airport aprons, taxiway bridges, air traffic control centres, passenger facilities such as restaurants and lounges, and emergency services. In some countries, the US in particular, they also typically have one or more fixed-base operators, serving general aviation.

Facilities and aircraft

Waterville Airport covers an area of 20 acre s (8.1  ha ) which contains one runway designated 7/25 with a 2,978 x 50 ft (908 x 15 m) asphalt pavement. For the 12-month period ending December 31, 2005, the airport had 1,000 general aviation aircraft operations. [1]

Acre unit of area

The acre is a unit of land area used in the imperial and US customary systems. It is traditionally defined as the area of one chain by one furlong, which is exactly equal to 10 square chains, ​1640 of a square mile, or 43,560 square feet, and approximately 4,047 m2, or about 40% of a hectare. Based upon the International yard and pound agreement of 1959, an acre may be declared as exactly 4,046.8564224 square metres. The acre is a statute measure in the United States and was formerly one in the United Kingdom and almost all countries of the former British Empire, although informal use continues.

Hectare metric unit of area

The hectare is an SI accepted metric system unit of area equal to a square with 100-metre sides, or 10,000 m2, and is primarily used in the measurement of land. There are 100 hectares in one square kilometre. An acre is about 0.405 hectare and one hectare contains about 2.47 acres.

Runway Area of surface used by aircraft to takeoff from and land on

According to the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), a runway is a "defined rectangular area on a land aerodrome prepared for the landing and takeoff of aircraft". Runways may be a man-made surface or a natural surface.

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References

  1. 1 2 3 FAA Airport Master Record for 2S5 ( Form 5010 PDF ), effective 2007-12-20