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Hartford-Brainard Airport (HFD)

  • General
  • Type: Airport, Status: Operational, Acivation Date: 04/01/1940, Runways: 5, Land Area Covered By Airport: 201 acres, Ownership: Publicly owned, Facility Use: Open to public, Site Number: 02827.*A, Location ID: HFD, Region: New England, Unicom Frequency: 122.950 MHz, Common Traffic Advisory Frequency (CTAF): 119.600 MHz, Traffic Pattern Altitude: 1000, Aeronautical sectional chart: New York, Tie-In FSS: No, Tie-In FSS ID: BDR, Tie-In FSS Name: Bridgeport, Tie-In FSS Toll-Free Number: 1-800-WX-BRIEF, Elevation: 18 ft, Elevation determination method: Surveyed, Elevation Source: NGS (2003-09-01), Air traffic control tower: Yes, Boundary ARTCC (FAA) computer ID: ZCB, Boundary ARTCC ID: ZBW, Boundary ARTCC Name: Boston, Airspace Determination: Not Analyzed, Federal Agreements: NGY3, NOTAM Service: Yes, NOTAM Facility ID: HFD, Last Inspection Date: 12/06/2012, Inspection Group: State aeronautical personnel, Inspection Method: State
  • Location
  • State: Connecticut, County: Hartford, City: Hartford, GPS (Degrees): Lat: 41° 44' 12.200'', Lng: -72° 38' 58'', GPS (Seconds): Lat: 41.736722, Lng: -72.649444, GPS determination method: Estimated, Position Source: NGS (2003-09-01), Distance from central business district: 3 mi (SE) Find on map
  • Owner
  • Connecticut Airport Authority, Suite 160, 334 Ella Grasso Turnpike, Windsor Locks, Ct 06096, 860-386-6000
  • Manager
  • Kelly, Matthew, 239 Maxim Road, Hartford, Ct 06114, 860-566-7037
  • Operations
  • Period: 12/30/2010 - 12/30/2011, Air Taxi Operations: 5,522, Itinerant Operations: 36,927, Local Operations: 38,500, Military Operations: 525
  • Aircraft
  • Single Engine Aircraft: 110, Multi Engine Aircraft: 7, Jet Engine Aircraft: 3, Helicopters: 4, Gliders Operational: 1
  • Additional
  • Fuel Types: 100LLA, Magnetic Variation: 15W (Year 1995), Beacon Color: Clear-green (lighted land airport), Lighting Schedule: See Rmk, Beacon Schedule: Ss-Sr, Airframe repair service availability/type: Major, Power Plant repair service availability/type: Major, Customs Airport Of Entry: No, Customs Landing Rights: No, Military/civil joint use agreement: Yes, Military Landing Rights: Yes, Non-Commercial Landing Fee: No, Transient storage: HGR,TIE, Wind direction indicator: Y-L, Segmented circle airport marker system: Yes, Other services: AFRT, AVNCS, CHTR, INSTR, RNTL, SALES
  • Remarks
  • Airspace Determination: EXISTED PRIOR TO 1959.

Runway 1

  • Base End
  • Base End ID: 02, True Alignment: 9, Instrument Landing System (ILS) Type: Localizer-type directional aid, Right Traffic Pattern: No, Runway Markings Type: Non-precision instrument, Markings Condition: Good, Physical GPS (Degrees): Lat: 41° 43' 53.897'', Lng: -72° 38' 59.318'', Physical GPS (Seconds): Lat: 41.731638, Lng: -72.649811, Physical Elevation: 11 ft, Threshold Crossing Height: 42.0 ft, Glide Path Angle: 0.04 °, Displaced GPS (Degrees): Lat: 41° 43' 57.911'', Lng: -72° 38' 58.475'', Displaced GPS (Seconds): Lat: 41.732753, Lng: -72.649576, Elevation At Displaced Threshold: 12 ft, Length At Displaced Threshold: 411 ft, Elevation At Touchdown Zone: 17.3 ft, Visual Glide Slope Indicators: P4L, Runway End Identifier Lights (REIL): Yes, Centerline Lights: No, Touchdown Lights: No, Controlling Object Description: TREES, FAA FAR Part 77 Category: Other than utility, Object Clear Slope: 16, Object Height: 55 ft, Object Distance From Runway: 1075.0 ft, Object Offset From Runway: 0B ft, Runway End Gradient: 0.2, Position Source: NGS (09/01/2003), Elevation Source: NGS (09/01/2003), Displaced Threshold Position Source: NGS (09/01/2003), Displaced Threshold Elevation Source: NGS (09/01/2003), Touchdown Zone Elevation Source: AVN (04/11/2011)
  • Reciprocal End
  • Reciprocal End ID: 20, True Alignment: 189, Right Traffic Pattern: No, Runway Markings Type: Non-precision instrument, Markings Condition: Good, Physical GPS (Degrees): Lat: 41° 44' 37.001'', Lng: -72° 38' 50.263'', Physical GPS (Seconds): Lat: 41.743612, Lng: -72.647296, Physical Elevation: 18 ft, Threshold Crossing Height: 60.0 ft, Glide Path Angle: 0.04 °, Displaced GPS (Degrees): Lat: 41° 44' 31.533'', Lng: -72° 38' 51.412'', Displaced GPS (Seconds): Lat: 41.742093, Lng: -72.647615, Elevation At Displaced Threshold: 18 ft, Length At Displaced Threshold: 560 ft, Elevation At Touchdown Zone: 17.8 ft, Visual Glide Slope Indicators: V4R, Runway End Identifier Lights (REIL): Yes, Centerline Lights: No, Touchdown Lights: No, Controlling Object Description: TREES, FAA FAR Part 77 Category: Other than utility runway with a visual approach, Object Clear Slope: 4, Object Height: 38 ft, Object Distance From Runway: 350.0 ft, Object Offset From Runway: 172L ft, Runway End Gradient: 0.2, Position Source: NGS (09/01/2003), Elevation Source: NGS (09/01/2003), Displaced Threshold Position Source: NGS (09/01/2003), Displaced Threshold Elevation Source: NGS (09/01/2003), Touchdown Zone Elevation Source: AVN (04/11/2011)

Runway 2

  • Base End
  • Base End ID: 11, True Alignment: 99, Right Traffic Pattern: No, Runway Markings Type: Basic, Markings Condition: Good, Physical GPS (Degrees): Lat: 41° 44' 03.085'', Lng: -72° 39' 27.288'', Physical GPS (Seconds): Lat: 41.734190, Lng: -72.657580, Physical Elevation: 14 ft, Elevation At Touchdown Zone: 14.7 ft, Runway End Identifier Lights (REIL): No, Controlling Object Description: TREES, FAA FAR Part 77 Category: Utility runway with a visual approach, Object Clear Slope: 16, Object Height: 75 ft, Object Distance From Runway: 1400.0 ft, Object Offset From Runway: 35R ft, Runway End Gradient: 0.1, Position Source: NGS (09/01/2003), Elevation Source: NGS (09/01/2003)
  • Reciprocal End
  • Reciprocal End ID: 29, True Alignment: 279, Right Traffic Pattern: No, Runway Markings Type: Basic, Markings Condition: Good, Physical GPS (Degrees): Lat: 41° 43' 59.542'', Lng: -72° 38' 57.136'', Physical GPS (Seconds): Lat: 41.733206, Lng: -72.649205, Physical Elevation: 12 ft, Displaced GPS (Degrees): Lat: 41° 43' 59.948'', Lng: -72° 39' 00.590'', Displaced GPS (Seconds): Lat: 41.733319, Lng: -72.650164, Elevation At Displaced Threshold: 12 ft, Length At Displaced Threshold: 265 ft, Elevation At Touchdown Zone: 14.7 ft, Runway End Identifier Lights (REIL): No, Controlling Object Description: TREES, FAA FAR Part 77 Category: Utility runway with a visual approach, Object Clear Slope: 8, Object Height: 63 ft, Object Distance From Runway: 700.0 ft, Object Offset From Runway: 0B ft, Runway End Gradient: 0.1, Position Source: NGS (09/01/2003), Elevation Source: NGS (09/01/2003), Displaced Threshold Position Source: NGS (09/01/2003), Displaced Threshold Elevation Source: NGS (09/01/2003)

Runway 3

    Runway 4

      Runway 5

      • Base End
      • Base End ID: NE, Controlling Object Description: TREES, FAA FAR Part 77 Category: Utility runway with a visual approach, Object Clear Slope: 19, Object Height: 165 ft, Object Distance From Runway: 3200.0 ft, Object Offset From Runway: 0B ft
      • Reciprocal End
      • Reciprocal End ID: SW, Controlling Object Description: TREES, FAA FAR Part 77 Category: Utility runway with a visual approach, Object Clear Slope: 7, Object Height: 133 ft, Object Distance From Runway: 1000.0 ft, Object Offset From Runway: 0B ft

      National Wildlife Strike Incidents

      2015-08-22
      Time: Day (10:15), Sky: Some Cloud, Precipation: None, Operator: Privately Owned, Aircraft: PA-28 (Airplane), Mass: <= 2,250 kg, Engines: 1, Power Type: Reciprocating engine (piston), Registration: N705FL, Remains Collected: Yes, Remains Sent: Yes, Runway: 2, Speed: 70 knots, Phase of Flight: Take-off run, Birds Seen: 2-10, Birds Struck: 1, Species: American kestrel, Size: Small, Pilot warned of birds/wildlife: Yes, Strikes/Damages: Struck nose, Struck Propeller, Struck Wing or Rotor, Effect On Flight: Aborted Take-off, Report Type: FAA Form 5200-7-E
      Comments: SOURCE = FOUR xxxx-x (xxxx-x-xx-xxxxxx, Rx AND x MAIL IN xxxx-x'S) OPERATOR /OWNER = MARK WALSH
      Remarks: ID BY SMITHSONIAN. NO DMG. A/C USED FOR FLIGHT SCHOOL AND INSTRUCTOR WAS ONBOARD WHO SENT FOR MX TO DO AN INSPN BEFORE A/C WAS PLACED BACK INTO SERVICE.
      2014-09-19
      Remains Collected: Yes, Remains Sent: No, Runway: 2, Birds Struck: 2-10, Species: Herring gull, Size: Medium, Report Type: FAA Form 5200-7-E
      Comments: SOURCE= TWO xxxx-x (xxxx-x-xx-xxxxxx, Rx)
      Remarks: NO PIREPS OF STRIKEING BIRDS. PILOT REPORTED SEEING DEAD BIRDS ON RWY AT THE DISPLACED THRESHOLD. 17:15 PM DAY
      2014-09-13
      Remains Collected: Yes, Remains Sent: No, Runway: 2, Birds Struck: 1, Species: Herring gull, Size: Medium, Report Type: FAA Form 5200-7-E
      Remarks: NO REPORTS BY AIRCRAFT WERE MADE TO ATC. NO VISIBLE INJURIES TO BIRD. FOUND DEAD ON RWY. 10:00 AM DAY
      2014-01-23
      Time: Day (10:10), Sky: No Cloud, Precipation: None, Operator: Business, Aircraft: C-421 (Airplane), Mass: 2251 - 5700 kg, Engines: 2, Power Type: Reciprocating engine (piston), Registration: N421KM, Remains Collected: No, Runway: 2, Above Ground: 300 ft, Speed: 100 knots, Miles From Airport: 1 mi, Phase of Flight: Approach, Birds Seen: Over 100, Birds Struck: 2-10, Species: Ducks, Size: Medium, Pilot warned of birds/wildlife: No, Damage: Minor, Strikes/Damages: Struck & Damaged radome, Struck & Damaged nose, Struck & Damaged Wing or Rotor, Struck & Damaged Landing Gear, Effect On Flight: None, Out Of Service: 7500 h, Repair Costs: $10000, Other Costs: $7500, Report Type: FAA Form 5200-7-E
      Comments: OPER = UE MICHIGAN SALES xxxx-x-x-xxxxxx
      Remarks: RADOME CRACKED, TAXI LIGHT DAMAGED, FLAP DAMAGED. 4 BIRDS ASSUMED KILLED. SAW FLOCK OF ABOUT 200. ATC REPTD BIRDS TO US AFTER LDG. IT TOOK ABOUT 5 HOURS TO GET THE A/C AIRWORTHY BEFORE REPOSITIONING HOME FOR REPAIRS.
      2013-06-10
      Remains Collected: Yes, Remains Sent: No, Runway: 2, Birds Struck: 1, Species: European starling, Size: Small, Report Type: FAA Form 5200-7-E
      Remarks: BIRD FOUND ON RWY AT DISPLACED THRESHOLD OF RWY 2. TOWER HAD NO REPTS OF BIRD STRIKE. CONDITION OF BIRD INDICATES POSSIBLE PROP STRIKE. 1130 AM DAY.
      2013-05-12
      Time: Day (09:30), Sky: No Cloud, Precipation: None, Operator: Business, Aircraft: PA-38 TOMAHAWK (Airplane), Mass: <= 2,250 kg, Engines: 1, Power Type: Reciprocating engine (piston), Registration: N447E, Remains Collected: Yes, Remains Sent: No, Runway: 2, Above Ground: 75 ft, Speed: 60 knots, Phase of Flight: Climb, Birds Seen: 1, Birds Struck: 1, Species: Bald eagle, Size: Large, Pilot warned of birds/wildlife: Yes, Damage: Minor, Strikes/Damages: Struck & Damaged Wing or Rotor, Effect On Flight: None, Out Of Service: 8000 h, Repair Costs: $10000, Other Costs: $8214, Report Type: Multiple
      Comments: OPER = CONNECTICUT FLIGHT ACADEMY LLC SOURCE = TWO xxxx-x xxxxx-x-xx-xxxxxx, Rx), FAA ASIAS,
      Remarks: A/C STRUCK BIRD DURING TOUCH AND GO. REALIZED HE HIT BIRD AFTER LANDING. FIST SIZED DENT IN LEFT WING LEADING EDGE, JUST OUTBOARD OF FUEL TANK. USGS BAND # 70902154. 1-800-327 BAND WAS NOTIFIED. BIRD WAS SHIPPED TO USFWS NATIONAL EAGLE REPOSITORY INTACT.
      2012-10-11
      Remains Collected: Yes, Remains Sent: Yes, Runway: 2, Birds Struck: 1, Species: American kestrel, Size: Small, Report Type: FAA Form 5200-7-E
      Comments: SOURCE = TWO xxxx-x (xxxx-xx-xx-xxxxxx, Rx)
      Remarks: ID BY SMITHSONIAN. BIRD REMAINS SPOTTED BY A PILOT AND REPTD TO TOWER AS FOD. BIRD REMAINS RECVRD BY ARPT MX. NO STRIKE REPTD.
      2012-08-30
      Time: Day (18:00), Sky: No Cloud, Precipation: None, Operator: Business, Aircraft: C-172 (Airplane), Mass: <= 2,250 kg, Engines: 1, Power Type: Reciprocating engine (piston), Registration: N9412L, Remains Collected: Yes, Remains Sent: Yes, Runway: 20, Above Ground: 500 ft, Speed: 100 knots, Phase of Flight: Climb, Birds Seen: 1, Birds Struck: 1, Species: Purple martin, Size: Small, Damage: Minor, Strikes/Damages: Struck & Damaged Lights, Effect On Flight: None, Out Of Service: 100 h, Other Costs: $105, Report Type: FAA Form 5200-7-E
      Comments: OPER = PREMIER FLIGHT CENTER, LLC SOURCE = FOUR xxxx-x (xxxx-x-x-xxxxxx, x-xx-xxxxxx, Rx & Rx)
      Remarks: ID BY SMITHSONIAN. ON T/O CLIMBOUT, CLEAR PLASTIC COVER OF LANDING/TAXI LIGHT (LOCATED ON LEFT WING) CRACKED BY BIRD STRIKE. DEAD BIRD WAS FUUND ALONG RWY WITH THE PLASTIC.
      2011-08-24
      Remains Collected: Yes, Remains Sent: No, Runway: 20, Birds Struck: 1, Species: Killdeer, Size: Small, Report Type: FAA Form 5200-7-E
      Comments: SOURCE = TWO xxxx-x (xxxx-x-xx-xxxxxx & Rx)
      Remarks: DEBRIS ON RWY REPTD TO TOWER BY ANOTHER A/C. 1305 PM DAY.
      2010-09-05
      Time: Day (18:50), Sky: No Cloud, Precipation: None, Operator: Privately Owned, Aircraft: BE-50 TWIN BONANZA (Airplane), Mass: 2251 - 5700 kg, Engines: 2, Power Type: Reciprocating engine (piston), Registration: N28EC, Remains Collected: No, Runway: 20, Phase of Flight: Landing Roll, Birds Struck: 1, Species: Gulls, Size: Medium, Strikes/Damages: Struck Other, Part Not Reptd, Effect On Flight: None, Report Type: FAA Form 5200-7-E
      Comments: xxxx-x-x-xxxxxx OPERATOR / OWNER = CHARLES LEJAMBRE
      Remarks: NO DMG SEEN ON A/C. PILOT DEPARTED W/O CONTACTING TOWER OR ARPT MGR. BIRD REMAINS TAKEN BY LOCAL EAGLE EXCEPT ONE WING AND FEATHERS.
      2008-12-13
      Time: Day (10:43), Sky: No Cloud, Precipation: None, Operator: Business, Aircraft: C-172 (Airplane), Mass: <= 2,250 kg, Engines: 1, Power Type: Reciprocating engine (piston), Registration: N113PF, Remains Collected: Yes, Remains Sent: Yes, Runway: 2, Above Ground: 300 ft, Speed: 80 knots, Phase of Flight: Climb, Birds Seen: 2-10, Birds Struck: 1, Species: Rock pigeon, Size: Small, Pilot warned of birds/wildlife: Yes, Damage: Minor, Strikes/Damages: Struck & Damaged Wing or Rotor, Effect On Flight: Precautionary Landing, Report Type: FAA Form 5200-7-E
      Comments: SOURCE = THREE xxxx-x (xxxx-xx-xx-xxxxxx & Rx) OPER = PREMIER FLIGHT CENTER LLC
      Remarks: ID BY SMITHSONIAN, FAA 2956. DURING STUDENT INSTRUCTIONAL FLT, SEVERAL BIRDS WERE IN THE VICINITY OF THE DEPARTURE COURSE ABOUT 1/4 MILE AHEAD. AT APPROX 300 FT AGL, ONE OF THE CLOSER BIRDS CROSSED THE FLT PATH AND WAS HIT BY RT WING ON LEADING EDGE. THERE WAS A 3-4 INCH OVAL SHAPED AREA ABOUT 3 INCHES ABOVE THAT FROM WHICH THE PAINT WAS LOST. NO DEFORMATION TO WING STRUCTURE. A FEATHER SAMPLE WAS COLLECTED.
      2008-10-07
      Time: Day (15:35), Sky: No Cloud, Precipation: None, Operator: Government, Aircraft: C-182 SKYLAN (Airplane), Mass: <= 2,250 kg, Engines: 1, Power Type: Reciprocating engine (piston), Registration: N771CP, Remains Collected: No, Runway: 2, Above Ground: 1000 ft, Speed: 90 knots, Miles From Airport: 5 mi, Phase of Flight: Climb, Birds Seen: 1, Birds Struck: 1, Species: Hawks, Size: Medium, Pilot warned of birds/wildlife: No, Damage: Substantial, Strikes/Damages: Struck & Damaged Wing or Rotor, Effect On Flight: Other, Out Of Service: 25000 h, Other Costs: $29284, Report Type: Multiple
      Comments: OPER = CIVIL AIR PATROL SOURCE = xxxx-x (xxxx-xx-x-xxxxxx) & NTSB (ERAxxCAxxx) ** CONTACTED REPTR FOR UPDATE ON TIME OUT OF SERVICE (FIRST REPTD AS x,xxx HRS AND COST, REPTD AS $xx,xxx) (UPDATED x/xx/xx WITH NTSB REPT (x/xx/xx UPDATED OPER CODE)
      Remarks: PILOT SAW LRG BIRD ON A COLLISION COURSE. PILOT BANKED LEFT TO AVOID THE BIRD AND CONTD THE CLIMB. AS BIRD WENT OUT OF SIGHT, A LOUD THUMP WAS HEARD. PILOT REPTD STRIKE TO ATC. RT WING HAS STRUCTURAL DAMAGE. PHOTOS. NTBS INVESTIGATED.
      2005-12-14
      Time: Day, Sky: Some Cloud, Precipation: None, Operator: Business, Aircraft: C-172 (Airplane), Mass: <= 2,250 kg, Engines: 1, Power Type: Reciprocating engine (piston), Registration: N112PF, Remains Collected: No, Runway: 29, Above Ground: 10 ft, Speed: 40 knots, Phase of Flight: Approach, Birds Seen: 1, Birds Struck: 1, Species: Gulls, Size: Medium, Pilot warned of birds/wildlife: Yes, Strikes/Damages: Struck Wing or Rotor, Effect On Flight: None, Report Type: FAA Form 5200-7-E
      Comments: OPER = SHORELINE AVTN (xxxx-x-x-xxxxxx)
      Remarks: HIT FLAP
      2005-12-06
      Time: Day (07:45), Sky: No Cloud, Precipation: None, Operator: Wiggins Airways, Aircraft: BE-100 KING (Airplane), Mass: 2251 - 5700 kg, Engines: 2, Power Type: Turboprop, Registration: N91RK, Remains Collected: No, Runway: 2, Above Ground: 500 ft, Speed: 110 knots, Phase of Flight: Approach, Birds Seen: 2-10, Birds Struck: 1, Species: Mallard, Size: Medium, Pilot warned of birds/wildlife: Yes, Strikes/Damages: Struck Propeller, Effect On Flight: None, Report Type: FAA Form 5200-7
      Comments: OPER = PIPER EAST INC (WIGGINS) (x/xx/xx UPDATED OPER CODE)
      Remarks: NO DMG REPTD
      2005-12-06
      Remains Collected: Yes, Remains Sent: No, Runway: 2/20, Birds Struck: 1, Species: Sparrows, Size: Small, Report Type: FAA Form 5200-7
      Remarks: CARCASS FOUND AT 0800.
      2015 Incidents: 1, 2014 Incidents: 3, 2013 Incidents: 2, 2012 Incidents: 2, 2011 Incidents: 1, 2010 Incidents: 1, 2008 Incidents: 2, 2005 Incidents: 6, 2004 Incidents: 1, 2003 Incidents: 2, 2002 Incidents: 2, 2001 Incidents: 6, 2000 Incidents: 4, 1998 Incidents: 1, 1997 Incidents: 3, 1996 Incidents: 3, 1995 Incidents: 4, 1994 Incidents: 2, 1992 Incidents: 3, 1991 Incidents: 5, 1990 Incidents: 2
      FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 3 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Hartford)
      FAA Registered Aircraft: 72 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)
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