New FAC Board Member
FAA Safety Award
General Aviation Airport of the Year
Nina Demeo New FAC Board Member
North Perry's Airport Manager, Nina Demeo, was elected to the Board of Directors of the Florida Airports Council (FAC). Nina will represent General Aviation on the FAC Board and the Broward County Aviation Department as well as the other GA airport’s in Florida.
FAC is an association of publicly-owned and operated airports, airport professionals, and experts in the fields of airport design, development, and improvement, as well as aviation trades that support the airport industry in Florida.
FAA Runway Safety Award
North Perry Airport (HWO) received the FAA Southern Region’s 2010 Runway Safety Award. The FAA chose HWO over hundreds of airports in the Southern region for runway safety initiatives completed this past year.
In 2009, North Perry Airport experienced an unusually high amount of runway incursions. While the incidents were not the fault of the airport, staff decided more proactive measures might reduce aircraft incidents. During 2010, professionals from Airport Operations, Maintenance, and Development devised a plan to help eliminate the problem. The plan included:
• Additional new airfield signs
• Tighter access controls for visitors
• Extensive and ongoing training programs for airport users
• Outreach to student pilots and flight schools
• Converting the airfield signage and markings to commercial airport standards. These are the same standards used at Fort Lauderdale - Hollywood International Airport
As a result of the team’s hard work and attention to detail, the efforts paid off. In 2010, there were no runway incursions reported.
Read the FAA Letter (PDF).
Every year the Florida Department of Transportation is proud to recognize superior achievement by presenting an award for the General Aviation Airport of the Year.
William J. Ashbaker, State Aviation Manager, FDOT, presented the General Aviation Airport of the Year Award to Nina Demeo, C.M., Airport Manager of North Perry Airport, Broward County Aviation Department at the annual conference of the Florida Airport Council. Eligible nominees for this award must be a public-use, general aviation airport within the State of Florida.
The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) conducted their annual inspection of the Airport May 9th, 2007. David Roberts, Airport Inspection and Safety Manager, FDOT, was happy to report that the Airport had Zero Discrepancies and No recommendations. In addition he complemented on how excellent the airport was maintained and has recommended utilizing the North Perry Airport as a training tool and an example for new FDOT inspectors.
North Perry Airport will be featured on the cover of the 2008 Florida Airport Directory and Florida Aeronautical Charts issued by the FDOT.
This award is a reflection of the hard work and dedication of the staff at North Perry Airport and all the departments at BCAD who support the North Perry Airport on a daily basis!
North Perry was constructed by the U.S. Navy in 1943 for use as a satellite training field in connection with flight training activities at Miami Naval Air Station. After the war, it was inactive until 1950 when it was acquired by Broward County.
North Perry is a general aviation airport devoted exclusively to private and business light-plane activity. Concessionaires offer fuel, service, air charter, flight instruction, aircraft sales, maintenance, storage and other services for the flying public. Last year there were 139,880 operations at the airport.