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Palm Beach County Glades Airport

Airport information
Airport typePublic
OwnerPalm Beach County Airports Department
LocationPahokee, Florida
Elevation5.5 m (18 ft)

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Palm Beach County Glades Airport is a general aviation airport located 3 miles southwest of Pahokee, Florida and 35 miles west of West Palm Beach, Florida.

The Palm Beach County Glades Airport, commonly referred to as "Pahokee", does not have a control tower. Pilots landing at Pahokee use self-announce procedures to notify other aircraft of take-offs and landings. The airport can handle aircraft with a single-wheel weight of up to 20,000 pounds (9,071 kg) although local regulations restrict aircraft to 12,500 pounds (5,670 kg) and under. Because of the VOR/DME systems and relatively low traffic, this airport is one of five South Florida airports that is used for instrument training by student pilots.

The airport is owned by Palm Beach County and operated by the Palm Beach County Airports Department. It has one fixed base operator, Pahokee Aviation, Inc., which provides fuel and aircraft maintenance services. Forty aircraft are based at the field which handles about 100 flights per day.

Due to environmental considerations of the Florida everglades ecosystem, water drainage is strictly regulated by the East Shore Water Control District. Excess water drains from the Airport onto Closter Farms, located adjacent to the airport. The County compensates Closter Farms for drainage services that Closter's provides to take care of the excess drainage.

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