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LAKE HAVASU CITY MUNICIPAL AIRPORT

Lake Havasu City Municipal Airport (HII) began construction in the late 1980s to replace the original airport built in 1944 on Pittsburg Point, near the present-day city center and London Bridge.  The airport opened at its current location on June 1, 1991 as an active general aviation airport operating to FAA Part 139 standards with instrument approach capabilities, an automated weather observation station, and an 8,001-foot long runway.

The easily accessible terminal and airport facility hosts more than 100 based aircraft, two full-service Fixed Based Operators (FBOs), and on-site car rental with AVIS and Budget. Jet A and AVGas/100LL are available for purchase through the FBOs.  The Hangar 24 Brewery and Grill is a restaurant open seven days a week and located on airport property.

Transient, short-term and long-term aircraft come here to visit, stay and play.  Located just northeast of Lake Havasu, adjacent to Arizona State Route 95 and approximately six miles to the north of the city center, Lake Havasu City Municipal Airport is nestled near the western foothills of the Mohave Mountains.

No commercial airline services are offered.  The closest full-service airports are Las Vegas/McCarran or Phoenix/Sky Harbor.

OPERATIONS

The expansive airport property is a great place to think about if you are considering an aviation business location or training facility.  The airport has excellent airfield capabilities with the 8,001-foot long runway and plenty of undeveloped land to accommodate aviation uses.  The main terminal can host small meetings offering great views of aircraft take-offs and landings against a picturesque background.

Aviation businesses can obtain approvals to operate a business with an operation agreement, license, facility lease or ground lease. For more information, contact the airport supervisor.

Airfield Operations

  • Airfield open 24/7
  • Traffic pattern altitude 1800' General Aviation, 2300' Commercial/turbine
  • Unicom: 122.7
  • AWOS III: 119.025 MHz or Unicom 122.7 Phone: (928) 764-2309
  • RWY 32/14: 8,001' x 100' asphalt. Lighting: MIRL, REIL, 4-Light PAPI, beacon
  • Pilot activated lighting RWY 32/14 on 122.7: 3x-Low, 5x-Medium, 7x-High
  • Non-standard right downwind for RWY 14
  • VOR/GPS Approach:From EED (115.2) 139 degree radial 13.2 NM FSS: Prescott (PRC): 122.55 or 122.4Phone: (800) 671-2878
  • GPS Approach available RWY 14/32
  • FSS: Prescott Flight Plans Phone: (800) 992-7433

General Operations

For your convenience, a pay station is located on a light pole with the sign “Pay Here” near the transient tie-down area.  In order to save on administrative processing costs, your payment is requested “on your honor.”  Cash or check is accepted at the time of your arrival, or you may take an envelope with you to mail your payment.

  • Transient overnight parking fees:
    • $11 single engine fixed-wing
    • $16 multi engine or helicopter
    • $21 turbine jet
    • $37 aircraft over 12,500 lbs.
  • Landing Fees:
    • $1.00 per 1,000 lbs. per landing, for aircraft weighing over 12,500 lbs. gross landing weight (ex:30,000# - 12,500# = 17,500#, or $17.50)
  • Lease options available for:
    • Hangars
    • Shade Ports
    • Tie downs
    • Vehicle Parking (parking by permit only)
CONTACTS

Airport Operations office open Monday through Friday, except for Holidays

Lake Havasu City Airport (HII)

Phone: (928) 764-3330 | Fax: (928) 764-2310 | Email: airport@lhcaz.gov   |  Address: 5600 N. Highway 95, #1 Lake Havasu City, AZ 86404

  • Airport Supervisor: Steve Johnston
  • Administrative Support: Rondi Lichtl
  • Maintenance Lead: Paul Blazer
  • Maintenance Specialist: Daryl Baker

Fixed Based Operators (FBOs) and Other Service Providers

Desert Skies Executive Air Terminal - Dianna Fielding, General Manager

Phone: (928) 764-8000
Fax: (928) 764-2659
Email: desertskiesexecutiveair@yahoo.com
Web: www.desertskiesexecutiveair.com
Address: 5600 North Hwy. 95, #6 Lake Havasu City, AZ 86404

AIRINC: 123.30
Fuel: 100LL and Jet A Services

Services and Amenities Include:

  • High Speed Internet Access
  • Aircraft Parking Ramp and Tie-down
  • Pilot Lounges
  • Catering
  • Flight School
  • Oxygen Service
  • Restroom
  • Pilot Supplies

Havasu Air Center - Dante Marinelli, General Manager

Phone: (928) 764-1999 | Fax: (928) 764-1995 | Email: info@havasuaircenter | Web: www.havasuaircenter.com | Address: 5600 North Hwy. 95, #9 Lake Havasu City, AZ 86404

Services and Amenities Include:

  • Management Program
  • Maintenance Shop
  • Fuel

Arizona Aircraft Maintenance - Mark Naumer, Director of Maintenance

Phone: (928) 764-1883 | Cell: (928) 486-0603 | Email: azairmaintenance@aol.com | Web: www.azairmaintenance.com | Address: 5600 North Hwy. 95, # 11 Lake Havasu City, AZ 86404

Services and Amenities Include:

  • Aircraft Repair and Maintenance

Avis and Budget Car Rentals

Phone: (928) 764-3001 | Fax: 928.764.2707 | Web: www.avis.com | www.budget.com | Address: 5600 North Hwy. 95, #4 Lake Havasu City, AZ 86404

Services and Amenities Include:

  • Compacts to 12-passenger van rentals

 Hours of operation:

  • 8am - 5pm Monday – Friday
  • 9am - 3pm Saturday and Sunday
  • Holiday hours may differ
ORGANIZATIONS & ASSOCIATIONS

Airport Advisory Board – AAB

Chairman: Shannon Stebbens | Email: sstebbens@aol.com

Vice Chairman: Louis Worthy

Regular monthly meetings are held the third Wednesday of each month beginning promptly at 5:30 p.m. at the Police Headquarters conference room.  Public is invited to apply for an open position on the board, or attend to support with a positive impact regarding airport operations.

Rio Colorado 99s

Contact: Pam Rudolph | Phone: (928) 855-7594 | Email: rudolph@citilink.net | Web: www.riocolorado99s.org

Founded in 1929 by 99 women pilots. Amelia Earhart was elected the first president. The group was named for the 99 charter members.

Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA)

Contact: Ron Rounds | Email: rdrounds@gmail.com | Email: eaalondonbridge681@yahoo.com

Home building is still a large part of EAA, but the organization has grown immensely over the years to include every aspect of aviation and aeronautics.  Membership today is strong, with many of the members flying projects still in the air.

Civil Air Patrol - London Bridge Composite Squadron 501

Contact: Ray De Leon, Major
Phone: 928.916.9415
Email: rdeleon790@gmail.com

Contact: Jeff Sayre, Captain | Phone: 928.486.4167
Email: sayrej@yahoo.com
Web: www.caplhc.webstarts.com

The Cadet Program provides a structured system for developing leadership, teamwork and social skills in young people aged 12-18. Achievements are recognized through the award of Cadet grades and uniform ribbons.

AIRPORT HISTORY

McCulloch was searching for a place to test his marine outboard engines, as he had been a boat racer in Wisconsin in his youth.  He flew over Lake Mead and then Lake Havasu in the early 1960s seeing below on a point of land on Lake Havasu was a paved emergency landing field that had seen brief use by the Army Air Corps during World War II, primarily as a rest and recreation area.

The original airfield and its proximity to a major lake is what led inventor and entrepreneur Robert P. McCulloch Sr. to relocate his manufacturing facilities from Los Angeles to what is today Lake Havasu City.

The Arizona Department of Transportation named the Lake Havasu City Municipal Airport as the 2013 Airport of the Year.