Fernandina Beach Municipal Airport

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Fernandina Beach Municipal Airport
Airport typePublic
OwnerCity of Fernandina Beach
ServesFernandina Beach, Florida
Elevation AMSL16 ft / 5 m
Coordinates30°36′43″N 081°27′40″W / 30.61194°N 81.46111°W / 30.61194; -81.46111Coordinates: 30°36′43″N 081°27′40″W / 30.61194°N 81.46111°W / 30.61194; -81.46111
Direction Length Surface
ft m
4/22 5,301 1,616 Asphalt
13/31 5,152 1,570 Asphalt
8/26 5,000 1,524 Concrete
Statistics (2000)
Aircraft operations47,000
Based aircraft66

Fernandina Beach Municipal Airport (ICAO: KFHB, FAA LID: FHB, formerly 55J) is a city-owned public-use airport located on Amelia Island three nautical miles (6 km) south of the central business district of Fernandina Beach, a city in Nassau County, Florida, United States.[1] It is designated as a reliever airport for Jacksonville International Airport.[2]

Fernandina Beach Municipal Airport was developed as a training facility by the United States Navy during World War II, serving as Outlying Field Fernadina Beach (OLF Fernadina Beach) to the Naval Air Station Jacksonville complex. The airport was transferred to the City of Fernandina Beach in 1946 and is designated as a general aviation reliever airport for Jacksonville International Airport. It is occasionally used as a practice airfield by U.S. Navy helicopters from NAS Jacksonville and Naval Station Mayport and by U.S. Coast Guard and Florida Army National Guard helicopters from Cecil Field.[3]

Facilities and aircraft[edit]

Fernandina Beach Municipal Airport covers an area of 602 acres (244 ha) at an elevation of 16 feet (5 m) above mean sea level. It has three paved runways: 4/22 is 5,301 by 100 feet (1,616 x 30 m); 13/31 is 5,152 by 100 feet (1,570 x 30 m); 9/27 is 5,000 by 100 feet (1,524 x 30 m).[1]

For the 12-month period ending June 30, 2000, the airport had 47,000 aircraft operations, an average of 128 per day: 96% general aviation, 3% air taxi and 1% military. At that time there were 66 aircraft based at this airport: 76% single-engine, 17% multi-engine, 2% jet, 2% helicopter and 5% ultralight.[1]


External links[edit]

  • "Fernandina Beach Municipal Airport". brochure from CFASPP
  • FAA Airport Diagram for FHB (PDF), effective July 18, 2019
  • FAA Terminal Procedures for FHB, effective July 18, 2019
  • Resources for this airport: