Thursday, February 11, 2010
Own A Private Plane And Looking For Maine Real Estate?
Fly In To Houlton ME International Airport. It's small, friendly, quick to get in and out of. Right on the Canadian border of Maine too. I have picked up many folks who fly in, scope the area out, and get on their way. Had one home with land in the country in Amity Maine bought by folks that did not have kids. And wanted their four cats to avoid flying on a commerical airline. So for $15,000 from Washington State, they flew in with the cats on a twin engine jet like the rich and famous use. Slick, easy and the runways more than long enough.
During world war two, Houlton International was very busy with German prisoner barracks. The prisoners were a big help to the local potato farmers needing help in getting the crops planted, cultivated, harvest. And planes flew in to Houlton Maine were hauled before war was declared in to Canada to send to England by farmers with tractors!
Houlton Maine International Airport is KHUL for call signs. Here are the details on the airport. The technical stuff a pilot would need and understand.
FAA INFORMATION EFFECTIVE 11 FEBRUARY 2010Location
FAA Identifier: HUL
Lat/Long: 46-07-23.1000N / 067-47-31.4000W
46-07.385000N / 067-47.523333W
46.1230833 / -67.7920556
Elevation: 489 ft. / 149.0 m (surveyed)
Variation: 20W (1985)
From city: 2 miles E of HOULTON, ME
Time zone: UTC -5 (UTC -4 during Daylight Saving Time)
Zip code: 04730
Airport use: Open to the public
Activation date: 04/1940
Sectional chart: HALIFAX
Control tower: no
ARTCC: BOSTON CENTER
FSS: BANGOR FLIGHT SERVICE STATION
NOTAMs facility: HUL (NOTAM-D service available)
Attendance: MON-FRI 0700-1700, ALL SAT-SUN UNATNDD
Wind indicator: lighted
Segmented circle: yes
ACTVT MIRL RY 05/23 & REIL RYS 05 & 23 - CTAF.
Beacon: white-green (lighted land airport)
International operations: international airport of entry
WX ASOS: 132.025 (207-532-1584)
APCH/DEP SERVICE PROVIDED BY BOSTON ARTCC ON FREQ 120.25/346.4 (HOULTON RCAG).
CLNC DLVY THRU FLIGHT SERVICES 1-800-WX-BRIEF.
Nearby radio navigation aids
VOR radial/distance VOR name Freq Var
HULr040/5.3 HOULTON VOR/DME 116.10 21W
Fuel available: 100LL JET-A
FOR FUEL AFTER HRS CALL 207-532-9079 OR 207-538-7997 (CELL).
Parking: hangars and tiedowns
Airframe service: MAJOR
Powerplant service: MAJOR
Bottled oxygen: NONE
Bulk oxygen: NONE
Dimensions: 5001 x 150 ft. / 1524 x 46 m
Surface: asphalt, in excellent condition
Weight bearing capacity: Single wheel: 30.0
Double wheel: 57.0
Runway edge lights: medium intensity
RUNWAY 5 RUNWAY 23
Latitude: 46-07.033200N 46-07.736767N
Longitude: 067-47.829150W 067-47.215733W
Elevation: 481.1 ft. 488.8 ft.
Gradient: 0.4% 0.4%
Traffic pattern: left left
Runway heading: 051 magnetic, 031 true 231 magnetic, 211 true
Markings: nonprecision, in good condition nonprecision, in good condition
Visual slope indicator: 4-light PAPI on left (3.00 degrees glide path) 4-light PAPI on left (2.50 degrees glide path)
Runway end identifier lights: yes yes
Touchdown point: yes, no lights yes, no lights
Obstructions: none 57 ft. pole, 2023 ft. from runway, 121 ft. right of centerline, 31:1 slope to clear
Airport Ownership and Management from official FAA records
Owner: TOWN OF HOULTON
21 WATER STREET
HOULTON, ME 04730
Manager: DOUG HAZLETT
21 WATER ST.
HOULTON, ME 04730
Airport Operational Statistics
Aircraft based on the field: 24
Single engine airplanes: 15
Multi engine airplanes: 2
Jet airplanes: 1
Aircraft operations: avg 35/day *
55% local general aviation
39% transient general aviation
* for 12-month period ending 12 August 2009
- USDA RECATERING FACILITY AVBL.
- DEER ON & INVOF ARPT.
- FOR AFTER HOURS ACCESS TO TERMINAL BUILDING USE FREQ 122.8.
Maine REALTOR Andrew Mooers 207.532.6573 firstname.lastname@example.org