Pompano Beach Airpark
|Owner||City of Pompano Beach|
|Location||Pompano Beach, Florida, U.S.|
|Elevation AMSL||19 ft / 6 m|
Pompano Beach Airpark (IATA: PPM, ICAO: KPMP, FAA LID: PMP) is a public airport located one mile (1.6 km) northeast of the central business district of Pompano Beach, in Broward County, Florida, United States. This airport is publicly owned by the City of Pompano Beach.
This airport is assigned a three-letter location identifier of PMP by the Federal Aviation Administration, but the International Air Transport Association (IATA) airport code is PPM (the IATA assigned PMP to Pimaga in Papua New Guinea). The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) airport code is KPMP.
Pompano Beach Airport was constructed during World War II as an Naval outlying landing field (NOLF) for Naval Air Station Fort Lauderdale, what is now the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. On August 29, 1947, the City of Pompano Beach obtained the Airport under the Surplus Property Act of 1944 and renamed it Pompano Beach Air Park, due to its intent to limit the airport's usage to general aviation. For the same reason, the City shortened Runway 15–33 from its original length of 5,000 feet (1,500 m) to its current length of 4,418 feet (1,347 m) in 1971.
Additional lands surrounding the air park, including land along Copans Road and the Florida East Coast Railway tracks to the west of the air park, were transferred to the City on June 24, 1948, bringing the total acreage at the air park to 1,035 acres (4.19 km2). On August 5, 1958, 10 acres (40,000 m2) of air park property were released to the Broward County School Board for the construction of Pompano Beach Elementary School. The County received 9 more acres on September 18, 1967. On March 8, 1958, the City sold 60 acres (240,000 m2), located in the northeast corner of the air park property, for development of the Pompano Square Mall. The final transfer of air park property occurred in 1981 when 10 acres (40,000 m2) in the southwestern section of the air park property were purchased by the Pompano Elks Club. These transfers account for the current total 650 acres (2.6 km2) of the air park.
Pompano Beach Air Park is owned by the City of Pompano Beach. The air park is a Surplus Property Act airport. The Surplus Property Act of 1944 states that any lands conveyed under the act must be used for aviation purposes or ownership reverts to the FAA. The FAA can, however, release excess portions of the property for non-aviation purposes, and any proceeds from the sale of excess property must be used to support airport growth and development under the stipulations of the Surplus Property Act.
Pompano Beach Airpark covers an area of 650 acres (2.6 km2) which contains three runways:
The airport also has an operational air traffic control tower under the FAA Contract Tower Program.
For 12-month period ending May 26, 2017 the airport had 169,722 aircraft operations, an average of 465 per day: 99.9% general aviation (169,506), <1% air taxi (136) and <1% military (80). There were at the time 131 aircraft based at this airport: 71% single engine (125), 17% multi engine (12), 4% jet aircraft (4) and 8% helicopter (17).
The Goodyear Blimp Spirit of Innovation is based out of Pompano Beach Airpark.