Herlong Recreational Airport

Herlong Recreational Airport
Airport type Public
Owner Jacksonville Aviation Authority
Serves Jacksonville, Florida
Elevation AMSL 87 ft / 27 m
Coordinates 30°16′40″N 081°48′21″W / 30.27778°N 81.80583°W / 30.27778; -81.80583Coordinates: 30°16′40″N 081°48′21″W / 30.27778°N 81.80583°W / 30.27778; -81.80583

Website www.jaa.aero/...
Direction Length Surface
ft m
7/25 4,000 1,219 Asphalt
11/29 3,500 1,067 Asphalt
Statistics (1999)
Aircraft operations 80,700
Based aircraft 162
Source: Federal Aviation Administration[1]

Herlong Recreational Airport (ICAO: KHEGFAA LID: HEG), also known as Herlong Airport, is a public airport located eight miles (13 km) southwest of the central business district of Jacksonville, a city in Duval County, Florida, United States.[1] Although most U.S. airports use the same three-letter location identifier for the FAA and IATA, Herlong Recreational Airport is assigned HEG by the FAA but has no designation from the IATA.[2]

The Jacksonville Aviation Authority (JAA) is the owner of all four public airports in Jacksonville and serves as the Fixed Base Operator (FBO) at Herlong. The airport was originally built during World War II to facilitate pilot training for the Navy and Air Force. After the war, the property was given to the city, and subsequently the JAA.

In recognition of the improvements and excellent operations, Herlong Recreational Airport was named the Florida Department of Transportation's General Aviation Airport of the Year in 2001.

Facilities and aircraft

Herlong Recreational Airport covers an area of 1,484 acres (601 ha) which contains two asphalt paved runways: 7/25 measuring 4,000 x 100 ft (1,219 x 30 m) and 11/29 measuring 3,500 x 100 ft (1,067 x 30 m).[1]

For the 12-month period ending October 20, 1999, the airport had 80,700 aircraft operations, an average of 221 per day: 97% general aviation and 3% military. There are 162 aircraft based at this airport: 70% single-engine, 9% multi-engine, 10% ultralight, 8% glider and 2% helicopter.[1]


External links

  • Herlong Recreational Airport page at the Jacksonville Aviation Authority website
  • FAA Terminal Procedures for HEG, effective June 26, 2014
  • Resources for this airport:
    • FAA airport information for HEG
    • AirNav airport information for HEG
    • FlightAware live flight tracker
    • SkyVector aeronautical chart for HEG

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