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Hartford-Brainard Airport (HFD)
GeneralType: 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: 12/16/2009, Inspection Group: State aeronautical personnel, Inspection Method: State
LocationState: 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 >>
OwnerState Of Connecticut, Po Box 317546, Newington, Ct 06131, 860-594-2529ManagerSendlein, Kurt, 251 Maxim Road, Hartford, Ct 06114, 860-566-7037
Schedule
OperationsPeriod: 09/30/2008 - 09/30/2009, Air Taxi Operations: 5,522, Itinerant Operations: 39,927, Local Operations: 40,227, Military Operations: 525
AircraftSingle Engine Aircraft: 127, Multi Engine Aircraft: 11, Jet Engine Aircraft: 2, Helicopters: 2, Gliders Operational: 1
AdditionalFuel Types: 100LLA, Magnetic Variation: 15W (Year 1995), Beacon Color: Clear-green (lighted land airport), Lighting Schedule: Dusk-Dawn, 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
RemarksAirspace Determination: EXISTED PRIOR TO 1959.
Runway 1
GeneralID: '02/20, Length: 4417 ft, Width: 150 ft, Runway Surface Type Condition: Asphalt or bituminous concrete, Good condition, Runway Surface Treatment: Saw-cut or plastic grooved, Runway Weight Bearing Capacity: Single Wheel: 30,000 lbs, Dual Wheel: 43,000 lbs, Dual Tandem Wheel: 70,000 lbs, Edge Lights Intensity: High
Base EndBase 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: 40.0 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: 17.0 ft, Visual Glide Slope Indicators: P4L, Runway End Identifier Lights (REIL): Yes, 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: NGS (09/01/2003)
Reciprocal EndReciprocal 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, 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: 18.0 ft, Visual Glide Slope Indicators: V4R, Runway End Identifier Lights (REIL): Yes, 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: NGS (09/01/2003)
Runway 2
GeneralID: '11/29, Length: 2314 ft, Width: 71 ft, Runway Surface Type Condition: Asphalt or bituminous concrete, Good condition, Runway Weight Bearing Capacity: Single Wheel: 10,000 lbs, Edge Lights Intensity: High
Base EndBase 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, 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 EndReciprocal 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, 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
GeneralID: 'H1, Length: 70 ft, Width: 77 ft, Runway Surface Type Condition: Asphalt or bituminous concrete, Good condition, Edge Lights Intensity: Medium
Runway 4
GeneralID: 'H2, Length: 44 ft, Width: 44 ft, Runway Surface Type Condition: Asphalt or bituminous concrete, Excellent condition, Edge Lights Intensity: Medium
Runway 5
GeneralID: 'NE/SW, Length: 2309 ft, Width: 150 ft, Runway Surface Type Condition: Grass, sod
Base EndBase 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 EndReciprocal 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
2008-12-13Time: 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.
2008-10-07Time: Day (15:35), Sky: No Cloud, Precipation: None, Operator: Privately Owned, 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: Large, 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: $25745, 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
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.
2005-12-14Time: 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: Small, 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
2005-12-06Remains 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.
2005-12-06Time: Day (07:45), Sky: No Cloud, Precipation: None, Operator: Business, 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)
Remarks: NO DMG REPTD
2005-11-25Remains Collected: Yes, Remains Sent: No, Runway: 2/20, Birds Struck: 1, Species: SPARROWS, Report Type: FAA Form 5200-7
Remarks: FOUND ON PVMNT.
2005-07-19Remains Collected: Yes, Remains Sent: No, Runway: 2/20, Birds Struck: 1, Species: ROCK PIGEON, Size: Small, Report Type: FAA Form 5200-7
Remarks: TWR INFORMED BY PILOT OF BIRD ON CENTELRINE. NO STRIKES REPTD. DAY.
2005-05-28Remains Collected: Yes, Remains Sent: No, Runway: 2/20, Birds Struck: 1, Species: COYOTE, Report Type: FAA Form 5200-7
Remarks: DEAD COYOTE PUP FOUND ON RWY 2/20 MIDFIELD.
2004-09-04Remains Collected: Yes, Remains Sent: No, Runway: 2/20, Birds Struck: 1, Species: HERRING GULL, Size: Medium, Repair Costs: $2000, Report Type: FAA Form 5200-7
Remarks: GULL FOUND @ 1610 WITHIN 200' OF RWY CENTERLINE. ARPT CLOSED 1 HR. LOST $2,000
2003-10-28Remains Collected: Yes, Remains Sent: No, Runway: 20, Birds Struck: 1, Species: GREAT BLACK-BACKED GULL, Size: Large, Report Type: FAA Form 5200-7
Remarks: FOUND DURING DAY ON CENTERLINE. WING MISSING.
2003-04-02Time: Night (19:00), Sky: Overcast, Precipation: None, Operator: Business, Aircraft: C-560 (Airplane), Mass: <= 2,250 kg, Engines: 2, Power Type: Turbofan, Registration: N801QS, Remains Collected: No, Runway: 2, Above Ground: 2200 ft, Speed: 140 knots, Phase of Flight: Approach, Birds Seen: 1, Birds Struck: 1, Species: BIRD - LARGE, Size: Large, Damage: Minor, Strikes/Damages: Struck & Damaged Tail, Struck & Damaged Other, Hf Antenna, Effect On Flight: None, Report Type: FAA Form 5200-7
Comments: OPER = NETJETS AVIATION EVENT NJA xxxx (UPDATD x/xx/xx CHANGED GOOSE TO UNKN BIRD LRG)
Remarks: PIC SAW WHAT APPEARED TO BE A LRG GOOSE FLY OVER THE WINDSCREEN. BOTH CREW MEMBERS FELT A BUMP IN THE YOKE. LANDING UNEVENTFUL. FOUND HF ANTENNA HAD COME LOOSE FROM TOP OF VERT STABIL. ALSO SML DENT ON LE OF VERT STABIL & SML AMT OF BLOOD NEXT TO IT.
2002-07-11Time: Day (13:20), Sky: Some Cloud, Precipation: None, Operator: Privately Owned, Aircraft: C-182 SKYLAN (Airplane), Mass: <= 2,250 kg, Engines: 1, Power Type: Reciprocating engine (piston), Registration: N3190Q, Remains Collected: No, Runway: 2, Above Ground: 200 ft, Speed: 80 knots, Phase of Flight: Approach, Birds Seen: 1, Birds Struck: 1, Species: GULLS, Size: Large, Pilot warned of birds/wildlife: Yes, Strikes/Damages: Struck Wing or Rotor, Effect On Flight: None, Report Type: FAA Form 5200-7
Comments: OPER = JOHN HILTON
Remarks: ATIS WARNING NO DMG
2002-06-02Time: Day (13:52), Sky: Some Cloud, Precipation: None, Operator: Privately Owned, Aircraft: PA-28 (Airplane), Mass: <= 2,250 kg, Engines: 1, Power Type: Reciprocating engine (piston), Registration: N7232C, Remains Collected: No, Runway: 29, Above Ground: 500 ft, Speed: 90 knots, Phase of Flight: Approach, Birds Struck: 1, Species: HAWKS, Size: Large, Pilot warned of birds/wildlife: Yes, Damage: Minor, Strikes/Damages: Struck & Damaged windshield, Struck & Damaged Propeller, Effect On Flight: None, Report Type: FAA Form 5200-7
Comments: OPER = STEVE SOLENZIO
Remarks: ATIS WARNING. APPROX 3 SCRATCHES ON WINDSHLD 8-10 INCHES. 1" SCRATCH ON PROP. NO EFFECT ON AIRWORTHINESS ACCORDING TO PILOT.
2001-12-16Remains Collected: Yes, Remains Sent: No, Runway: 2, Birds Struck: 1, Species: GREAT HORNED OWL, Size: Large, Report Type: FAA Form 5200-7
Remarks: FOUND ON AM INSPN AT APROACH EDGE. OWL WAS INTACT. NO STRIKES REPTD.
2001-11-20Remains Collected: Yes, Remains Sent: No, Runway: 2, Birds Struck: 1, Species: HERRING GULL, Size: Medium, Report Type: FAA Form 5200-7
Remarks: STRIKE NOT REPTD BY PILOT. BIRD FOUND MID-FIELD RAMP DURING RWY INSPN. BIRD WAS INJURED.
Previous2008 Incidents: 2, 2005 Incidents: 6, 2004 Incidents: 1, 2003 Incidents: 2, 2002 Incidents: 2, 2001 Incidents: 6, 2000 Incidents: 4, See details about all 23 wildlife incidents
FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 2 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Hartford)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 86 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)

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