Smoketown Airport


Smoketown Airport

is a FBO airport open to the public, located in Smoketown, convert|6.3|mi|km east of Lancaster, in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, USA. The airport is owned by Marlin Horst and managed by Mel Glick. The FAA reports an average of 74 aircraft operations per day and also reports that there are 86 aircraft based on the field. The airport also offers 100 LL aircraft fuel on the field as well as nearby lodging and food.

Facilities

Smoketown Airport covers 49 acres and has one runway:
* Runway 10/28: 2,400 x 50 ft (732 x 15 m), Surface: Asphalt

Events

In the past the Smoketown Airport has hosted its local EAA chapter's fly-in however, the event moved to the nearby, larger Lancaster Airport (Pennsylvania). After this the airport began to have its own yearly fly in called the Smoketown Airport Fly-In.

In the news

On January 25, 1994, a Smoketown-based Piper piloted by Robert Faber of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, collided with trees and impacted a mountain while in cruise flight, returning from Bloomsburg Municipal Airport in Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania. The plane and occupant were not found for four days. Mechanical failure was suspected.

On May 12, 2005, Hayden Sheaffer of Lititz, Pennsylvania and Troy Martin, of Akron, Pennsylvania entered restricted air space in Washington, DC on the way to an air show in Lumberton, North Carolina. Subsequently, they were forced to land and were subject to having their misadventure broadcasted internationally.

References

* [http://www.gcr1.com/5010web/airport.cfm?Site=S37 Airport Master Record (FAA Form 5010)] , also available as a [http://www.gcr1.com/5010web/Rpt_5010.asp?au=PU&o=PR&faasite=21487.*A&fn=S37 printable form] (PDF)

External links

* [http://www.smoketownairport.com Smoketown Airport's Website]
* [http://www.dot.state.pa.us/Internet/Bureaus/pdBOA.nsf/infoSmoketown Pennsylvania Bureau of Aviation: Smoketown Airport]
* [http://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief2.asp?ev_id=20001206X00589&ntsbno=BFO94FA034&akey=1 Air-Tech crash]
* [http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/05132/503227.stm Restricted airspace flight]


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