|Williston Municipal Airport|
|IATA: none – ICAO: none – FAA LID: X60|
|Owner||City of Williston|
|Elevation AMSL||75 ft / 23 m|
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|Source: Federal Aviation Administration|
Williston Municipal Airport (FAA Location identifier: X60) is a city-owned, public-use airport located two nautical miles (4 km) southwest of the central business district of Williston, a city in Levy County, Florida, United States. Commonly referred to as Williston Airport, it is located 23 miles (37 km) southwaest of Gainesville Regional Airport (GNV). Opened in 1974 for public use, it does not have a control tower.
Within 5 miles (8 km) of the airport are the internationally known dive springs of Devil's Den and Blue Grotto.
History[edit | edit source]
In 1974, the facility was deeded to the City of Williston. It serves as a basic utility airport in Levy County for the City of Archer, City of Bronson, City of McIntosh, City of Reddick and the City of Williston. It is one of two airports in the county, serving alongside the George T. Lewis Airport in Cedar Key.
A planned upgrade of the airport slowly started with annexation of land in 1988. In 1992, it was selected as a preferred location for a regional airport within 20 miles (32 km). A second, larger, runway was completed by 2002 and allowed for jet aircraft to use the facility. An Automated Weather Observation Station (AWOS) was installed at the airport by the end of 2005. Future upgrades on the 2,000 acre (8 km²) site include additional hangars, a corporate hangar park and a new fixed base operator.
Facilities and aircraft[edit | edit source]
Williston Municipal Airport covers an area of 1,600 acres (647 ha) at an elevation of 75 feet (23 m) above mean sea level. It has two runways: 5/23 is 6,669 by 100 feet (2,033 x 30 m) with a concrete surface; 14/32 is 4,704 by 100 feet (1,434 x 30 m) with an asphalt surface.
For the 12-month period ending July 19, 2010, the airport had 16,250 general aviation aircraft operations, an average of 44 per day. At that time there were 51 aircraft based at this airport: 78% single-engine, 14% multi-engine, 4% ultralight, 2% jet, and 2% helicopter.
Services available at the airport include painting, upholstery, turbine engine repair and helicopter sales.
References[edit | edit source]
- . Federal Aviation Administration. Effective November 15, 2012.
- "2011–2015 NPIAS Report, Appendix A" (PDF, 2.03 MB). National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems. Federal Aviation Administration. October 4, 2010. http://www.faa.gov/airports/planning_capacity/npias/reports/media/2011/npias_2011_appA.pdf.
[edit | edit source]
- Williston Municipal Airport at City of Williston website
- Aerial image as of January 1999 from USGS The National Map
- FAA Terminal Procedures for X60, effective July 15, 2021
- Resources for this airport:
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