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Van Nuys Airport

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IATA: VNY – ICAO: KVNY – FAA: VNY
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator Los Angeles World Airports
Serves Van Nuys, California
Elevation AMSL 802 ft / 244.4 m
Coordinates 34°12′35″N 118°29′24″W / 34.20972, -118.49
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
16R/34L 8,001 2,439 Asphalt
16L/34R 4,011 1,223 Asphalt

Van Nuys Airport (IATA: VNY, ICAO: KVNYFAA LID: VNY) is a public airport located in Van Nuys, California in the San Fernando Valley, within the Los Angeles city limits. No commercial airlines fly into this airport; it is used by private, chartered, and small commercial aircraft. It is owned and operated by Los Angeles World Airports. An IATA airport code, also known an IATA location identifier, IATA station code or simply a location identifier [1], is a three-letter code designating many airports around the world, defined by the International Air Transport Association (IATA). ... The ICAO (IPA pronunciation: ) airport code or location indicator is a four-letter alphanumeric code designating each airport around the world. ... A Location Identifier takes the place of the name and the location of an airport, navigation aid, weather station, and manned air traffic control facility in air traffic control, telecommunications, computer programming, weather reports, and related services. ... Los Angeles World Airports or LAWA is the airport oversight and operations department for the city of Los Angeles, California. ... Van Nuys is a district within the city of Los Angeles, California, United States. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Largest metro area Greater Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ... The term above mean sea level (AMSL) refers to the elevation (on the ground) or altitude (in the air) of any object, relative to the average sea level. ... A foot (plural: feet or foot;[1] symbol or abbreviation: ft or, sometimes, ′ – a prime) is a unit of length, in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... This article is about the unit of length. ... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... A foot (plural: feet or foot;[1] symbol or abbreviation: ft or, sometimes, ′ – a prime) is a unit of length, in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... This article is about the unit of length. ... Asphalt is a sticky, black and highly viscous liquid or semi-solid that is present in most crude petroleums and in some natural deposits. ... An IATA airport code, also known an IATA location identifier, IATA station code or simply a location identifier [1], is a three-letter code designating many airports around the world, defined by the International Air Transport Association (IATA). ... The ICAO (IPA pronunciation: ) airport code or location indicator is a four-letter alphanumeric code designating each airport around the world. ... FAA may refer to: Federal Aviation Administration in the United States Fleet Air Arm in the UK Royal Navy Fuerza Aérea Argentina in Argentina This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... A Location Identifier takes the place of the name and the location of an airport, navigation aid, weather station, and manned air traffic control facility in air traffic control, telecommunications, computer programming, weather reports, and related services. ... Van Nuys is a district in the San Fernando Valley region of the City of Los Angeles, California. ... San Fernando Valley from its southwestern edge. ... Los Angeles and L.A. redirect here. ... Los Angeles World Airports or LAWA is the airport oversight and operations department for the city of Los Angeles, California. ...


Van Nuys Airport is the world's busiest general aviation airport and the 25th busiest airport in the world. With just two parallel runways, Van Nuys Airport handled 448,681 aircraft movements in 2004 (averaging over 1200 operations/day) and in 2006 handled nearly 1,400 operations daily. By comparison, Los Angeles International Airport (with 4 runways and exceptional amounts of commercial traffic) has roughly 1700 operations a day. General aviation (abbr. ... The thirty worlds busiest airports by traffic movements are measured by total movements (data provided by Airports Council International). ... Runway layout at LAX LAX redirects here. ...


Hollywood celebrities, politicians, and business executives are known to use this airport because it offers them convenience and anonymity. Additionally, many movies and television shows have been filmed at the airport, including a scene showing the arrival of Major Strasser in Casablanca, an episode of the TV show Alias, and Season 5 of 24. The 1980s action-espionage series Airwolf used the Van Nuys Airport hangars regularly as the site of "Santini Air", the charter air service company owned and operated by Ernest Borgnine's character (Dominic Santini) in the series. ... Casablanca is an Oscar-winning 1942 romance film set during World War II in the Vichy-controlled Moroccan city of Casablanca. ... Alias is an American Spy-fi television series created by J. J. Abrams which was broadcast on ABC from September 30, 2001 to May 22, 2006, spanning five seasons. ... For other uses, see 24 (disambiguation). ... This article is about the television series. ... Ernest Borgnine (born Ermes Effron Borgnino in Hamden, Connecticut on January 24, 1917[1][2] ) is a Golden Globe, BAFTA and Academy Award winning American actor. ... Dominic Santini performing maintenance on Airwolf. ...


In 2005, a film documenting the history of Van Nuys Airport was released under the name One Six Right, named after the most popular runway at the airport. One Six Right is an independent film about the general aviation industry as seen through a local airport. ...


The airport is also home to the Van Nuys FlyAway Bus service, which provides non-stop bus service from the airport to Los Angeles International Airport. This allows travelers to park their cars at Van Nuys and not have to deal with driving to LAX or parking fees at LAX. The Flyaway bus is a shuttle bus service operated by Los Angeles World Airports, which transports people to and from Los Angeles International Airport. ...


Most news helicopters from the Los Angeles area are based at Van Nuys Airport.

Contents

Facilities

Van Nuys Airport covers 725 acres (2.9 km²) and has two runways: This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ...

  • Runway 16R/34L: 8,001 x 150 ft. (2,439 x 46 m), Surface: Asphalt
  • Runway 16L/34R: 4,011 x 75 ft. (1,223 x 23 m), Surface: Asphalt

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Incidents

  • In 2001, a FOX 11 news helicopter, a secondary helicopter that was previously owned by KTLA, crashed at Van Nuys airport after experiencing problems while covering the Academy Awards. The crew was rescued by KCAL helicopter pilot Larry Welk and KCBS helicopter pilot Aaron Fitzgerald.
  • A Cessna 525 Citation CJ1 twin-engine jet departing for Long Beach Airport crashed a 0.5 miles (1 km) north of the airport on January 12, 2007, killing two people on board the plane. Both of them were pilots, and one of them is reported to be Frank Katzer, the owner of Sun Quest Executive Air Charter, the company that operates the aircraft.[1]

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Filming Locations

Legend has it that Burbank Airport provided the setting for Humphrey Bogart's famous goodby in the film Casablanca. But the airplane that departed with Ingrid Bergman and Paul Henreid, who played her Nazi-resisting husband, was actually filmed during a late-night shoot in Van Nuys, at what was then called Metropolitan Airport. And, truth be told, all the runway scenes that included actors took place inside sound stage No. 1 at Warner Bros. studios in Burbank, where technicians re-created a dim Moroccan airstrip. Casablanca is an Oscar-winning 1942 romance film set during World War II in the Vichy-controlled Moroccan city of Casablanca. ...


A major part of the science fiction classic Silent Running was filmed at the Van Nuys Airport in March 1971. The Domes from the spacecraft that contained the last surviving forests were filmed here. The main interiors were filmed aboard the decommissioned aircraft carrier USS Valley Forge (CV-45), which was docked at the Long Beach Naval Shipyard in Long Beach, California. Shortly after filming was completed, the carrier was scrapped. The forest environments were originally intended to be filmed in the Mitchell Park Domes in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, but the production budget forced the sequences to be shot in a newly-completed aircraft hangar here in Van Nuys, California. Four aircraft carriers, (bottom-to-top) Principe de Asturias, amphibious assault carrier USS Wasp, USS Forrestal and light V/STOL carrier HMS Invincible, showing size differences of late 20th century carriers An aircraft carrier is a warship designed to deploy and in most cases recover aircraft, acting as a sea... Valley Forge (CV/CVA/CVS-45/LPH-8) a Ticonderoga-class aircraft carrier was the first ship of the United States Navy named for Valley Forge, the 1777–78 winter encampment of General George Washingtons Continental Army. ... The Long Beach Naval Shipyard, which closed in 1997, was located at Terminal Island between the cities of Long Beach and San Pedro and approximately 23 miles south of the Los Angeles International Airport. ... Nickname: Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates: , Country State County Los Angeles County Government  - Mayor Bob Foster Area  - City  65. ... Mitchell Park Horticultural Conservatory Mitchell Park Horticultural Conservatory (Mitchell Park Domes or The Domes) is a conservatory located at Mitchell Park in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. ... This article is about Milwaukee in Wisconsin. ... Official language(s) None Capital Madison Largest city Milwaukee Area  Ranked 23rd  - Total 65,498 sq mi (169,790 km²)  - Width 260 miles (420 km)  - Length 310 miles (500 km)  - % water 17  - Latitude 42° 30′ N to 47° 05′ N  - Longitude 86° 46′ W to 92° 53′ W Population  Ranked... Van Nuys is a district within the city of Los Angeles, California, United States. ...


References

  1. ^ "Two Killed In Van Nuys Jet Crash", KNBC, 2007-01-12. Retrieved on 2007-01-12. 

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External links


  Results from FactBites:
 
Van Nuys Airport EIR Volume 1 (3638 words)
Van Nuys Airport was designated by the FAA as a Transport and Reliever Airport during 1995.
The Van Nuys Airport is a general aviation airport, with two FAA compliant paved runways, various taxiway interchanges and two unobstructed approach zones located at the north and south perimeters (see Figure 1).
The airport is generally bounded by Roscoe Boulevard on the north, by Victory Boulevard on the south, Balboa Boulevard on the west and Woodley Avenue on the east.
Van Nuys Airport - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (372 words)
Van Nuys Airport (IATA: VNY, ICAO: KVNY) is a public airport located in Van Nuys, California in the San Fernando Valley, within the Los Angeles city limits.
Van Nuys Airport is the world's busiest general aviation airport and the 22nd busiest airport in the world.
In 2005, a film documenting the history of Van Nuys Airport was released under the name One Six Right, named after the most popular runway at the airport.
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