North Perry Airport
Airport typePublic
OwnerBroward County Aviation Department
ServesHollywood, Florida
Elevation AMSL8 ft / 2 m
Coordinates26°00′04″N 080°14′27″W / 26.00111°N 80.24083°W / 26.00111; -80.24083
HWO is located in Florida
Location of airport in Florida
HWO is located in the United States
HWO (the United States)
Direction Length Surface
ft m
10L/28R 3,241 988 Asphalt
10R/28L 3,255 992 Asphalt
01R/19L 3,260 994 Asphalt
01L/19R 3,350 1,021 Asphalt
Statistics (2018)
Aircraft operations (year ending 5/2/2018)117,649
Based aircraft430

North Perry Airport (IATA: HWO, ICAO: KHWO, FAA LID: HWO) is a public airport in the City of Pembroke Pines, 5 miles (8 km) west of the central business district of Hollywood, in Broward County, Florida, United States. It is also known as Hollywood North Perry Airport, hence the HWO codes. The airport is owned by the Broward County Aviation Department.[1] It is a general aviation airport devoted to private and business light aircraft activity.


In 1943, Henry D. Perry, a dairy farmer, sold 640 acres (259 ha) of land to the United States Navy for a flight training field between Hollywood Boulevard and Pembroke Road. It became known as North Perry Field, and functioned as an auxiliary training facility for the main naval air station known as NAS Miami, the present day Miami-Opa Locka Executive Airport. There also was South Perry Field, which was located to the southeast of North Perry (the Florida Turnpike runs right through this area today). South Perry was a grass field (no facilities/structures) that was only intended to be for North Perry overflow.

North Perry remained inactive after the war, until 1950 when it was acquired by Broward County to become a civilian airport. It was then upgraded for use by small aircraft, as a station for advertising blimps, and as an auxiliary use field for United States Coast Guard helicopters practicing search and rescue skills.

In the 1970s, the U.S. Army Reserve established an Army Aviation Support Facility (AASF) at the airport, making it a joint civil-military airport. AASF North Perry hosted the 347th Medical Detachment (RA) of the Army Reserve, an air ambulance unit flying the UH-1 Iroquois helicopter, also known as the "Huey." In 1990, the unit was mobilized to active duty and forward deployed to Southwest Asia in support of Operation DESERT SHIELD and Operation DESERT STORM. Returning in 1991, the unit and AASF North Perry were disestablished in 1997 when the Army Reserve temporarily opted to withdraw from Army Aviation and relinquish all Army Aviation missions to the Army National Guard. The Army Reserve later reversed course and retained most of its aviation units but did not reactivate the 347th MED DET (RA). One of the unit's helicopters, a UH-1V, Army Serial Number 68-13168, is currently in the collection of the Valiant Air Command Warbird Museum at Space Coast Regional Airport in Titusville, Florida[2] while the AASF facilities were released to North Perry Airport for conversion to civilian use.

The facility suffered minor damage during Hurricane Wilma in 2005.

In 2007, North Perry Airport was named the 2008 "General Aviation Airport of the Year" by the Florida Department of Transportation.

Facilities and aircraft

North Perry Airport covers an area of 536 acres (217 ha) which contains four runways:[1]

Other information:

For the 12-month period ending May 2, 2018, the airport had 117,649 aircraft operations, an average of 322 per day: 99% general aviation, <1% military, and <1% air taxi.[1]

Accidents and incidents

See also


  1. ^ a b c d FAA Airport Form 5010 for HWO PDF, effective 2023-08-10
  2. ^ "Aerial Visuals - Airframe Dossier - Bell UH-1V Iroquois, s/N 68-16138 US, c/N 10797".
  3. ^ "SEE IT: Plummeting plane caught on doorbell cam hitting SUV in fiery Florida wreck that killed several". MSN.
  4. ^ NBC2 News (27 September 2022). "More than 15 planes damaged at North Perry Airport in Broward County". NBC. Retrieved 1 October 2022.((cite web)): CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)