Air Traffic Control Tower to Remain Open Despite Federal Spending Cuts
The Broward County Board of County Commissioners approved to temporarily fund the continued operation of the North Perry Airport (HWO) control tower. The Broward County Aviation Department (BCAD) operating fund will cover the estimated $43,000 per month expense. BCAD plans to maintain staffing for the control tower for approximately nine hours a day during peak operating times through September 2013.
HWO is the designated general aviation reliever airport for Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) and has four intersecting runways, as well as 365 aircraft based at the airport.
As a result of federal government sequestration impacts, the Federal Aviation Administration notified BCAD that the control tower at HWO would be closed effective midnight on April 6, 2013.
- The airfield system consists of four runways; the longest is 3,350 feet
- Two of the runways are lighted for 24 hour operation
- Over 300 aircraft are based at the airport
- There are 164 T-Hangars for aircraft storage
- Air Traffic Control Tower is operational from 07:00 - 21:00
Print a copy of the North Perry Airport Media Fact Sheet (PDF).
Minimum Standards Policy for General Aviation
The purpose of these provisions is to define Minimum Standards the Aviation Department will apply to the conduct of general aviation activities at the County’s Airports. The following provisions state the qualifications and criteria established by the Aviation Department as the minimum requirements that must be met by Commercial and Noncommercial Operators engaged in on Airport general aviation activities for the right to conduct those activities at the County’s Airports.
The operating standards outlined in the Minimum Standards Policy are the minimum requirements for Commercial Operators and Noncommercial Operators that operate at the County’s Airports and provide the stated general aviation activities at the County’s Airports.
Read the entire Minimum Standards Policy (PDF).
Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association
Aviators Hot Line
Federal Aviation Administration
Florida Aero Club
Florida Aero Club North Perry Chapter Newsletter
Florida Aero Club State Newsletter
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