North Perry Airport (IATA: HWO, ICAO: KHWO, FAA LID: HWO) is a public airport in the City of Pembroke Pines, 5 miles (8 km) west of the central business district of Hollywood, in Broward County, Florida, United States. The airport is owned by the Broward County Aviation Department. It is a general aviation airport devoted to private and business light aircraft activity.
In 1943, Henry D. Perry, a dairy farmer, sold 640 acres (259 ha) of land to the United States Navy for a flight training field between Hollywood Boulevard and Pembroke Road. It became known as North Perry Field, and functioned as an auxiliary training facility for the main naval air station known as NAS Miami. There also was South Perry Field, which was located to the southeast of North Perry (the Florida Turnpike runs right through this area today). South Perry was a grass field (no facilities/structures) that was only intended to be for North Perry overflow.
North Perry remained inactive after the war, until 1950 when it was acquired by Broward County to become a civilian airport. It was then upgraded for use by small aircraft, as a station for advertising blimps, and for United States Coast Guard helicopters practicing search and rescue skills. The facility suffered minor damage during Hurricane Wilma in 2005.
In 2007, North Perry Airport was named the 2008 "General Aviation Airport of the Year" by the Florida Department of Transportation.
Facilities and aircraft
North Perry Airport covers an area of 536 acres (217 ha) which contains four runways:
Runway 10L/28R: 3,240 by 100 ft (988 by 30 m), Surface: Asphalt
Runway 10R/28L: 3,255 by 100 ft (992 by 30 m), Surface: Asphalt
Runway 19L/1R: 3,260 by 100 ft (994 by 30 m), Surface: Asphalt
Runway 19R/1L: 3,350 by 100 ft (1,021 by 30 m), Surface: AsphaltOther information:
Runways 10R/28L and 19R/1L are lit for 24-hour operation
There are 164 T-Hangars for aircraft storage
The Air Traffic Control Tower is operational from 7:00am – 9:00pm
There is extensive flight training activity at the airport.
There is a commercial banner-towing operator in the airport.For the 12-month period ending June 21, 2002, the airport had 172,744 aircraft operations, an average of 473 per day: 99.8% general aviation, 0.2% military, <0.1% air taxi and <0.1% scheduled commercial. There are 325 aircraft based at this airport: 82% single-engine, 14% multi-engine, 4% helicopter and <1% jet.