Lake Havasu City Airport

ASU IRPORT L ake Havasu City Airport is a city-owned, public-use airport located six miles north of the central business district of Lake Havasu City, in Mohave County, Arizona. Bordering California, Lake Havasu is a large reservoir formed by Parker Dam on the Colorado River; it’s the second most popular tourist destination in Arizona after the Grand Canyon. Lake Havasu City is known as a base for the trails in the nearby desert and the water sports on Lake Havasu. London Bridge, relocated from England, links the mainland to marinas and a looped path in an area known as the Island. Both the city and the Airport have a storied history that traces its roots back to one man - inventor and entrepreneur, Robert P. McCulloch of chainsaw and lawn equipment fame, who was flying around California and Arizona looking for a place on which to test his marine outboard engines. He flew over Lake Mead and then Lake Havasu in the early 1960s, and on a point of land on Lake Havasu, he saw 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. “He started the town,” explains Damon Anderson, Lake Havasu City Airport’s Manager. “He started purchasing land around the airport and by September 30, 1963, he had 16,000 acres. Then he started flying people in, targeting people from colder climates, to show them the place and convince them to move. The airport had been built in 1944 near Pittsburgh Point, and between 1964 and 1978, they had 2,700 flights that brought 137,000 potential land buyers. The last parcel of land was sold in 1978, and the city was incorporated later that year. Most came in search of refuge from big cities and to enjoy the incredible weather and the laid back lifestyle.” The momentum continued to grow, and in 1989, land area was acquired from the Bureau of Land Management to build a new airport to replace the original one. The present-day Airport was commissioned on June 1, 1991 and was designed and intended to serve the community as a commercial service airport. It was originally equipped with entry lane approach capabilities, an automated weather observation station, a 5,500-foot runway, a A great place to come to