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Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport

Airport information
Airport typePublic
OwnerCity of Fort Lauderdale
LocationFort Lauderdale, Florida
Elevation4 m (13 ft)
Aircraft operations261163
Based aircraft708

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Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport is a general aviation airport located within the city limits of Fort Lauderdale, in Broward County, Florida, United States, five miles (8 km) north of downtown Fort Lauderdale. It is a division of the Community and Economic Development Department of the City of Fort Lauderdale.

The airport was built in 1941 to train Naval Aviators during World War II, and named West Prospect Satellite Field. In 1947, the federal government deeded the airport to Fort Lauderdale for use as a public airport.

The airport serves over 250,000 aircraft operations per year, making it the eighth busiest General Aviation center in the United States. The airport is designated as general aviation reliever facility for the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport by the FAA. The airport is a port of entry with a full service Customs facility. The airport also operates a 24 ARFF facility that meets the requirements of index

B, although the airport is not certificated under FAR Part 139. ARFF services are provided by Fort Lauderdale Fire-Rescue

The airport is home to two rare Florida native species of animal, the Gopher Tortoise and the Florida Burrowing Owl.

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