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Camden Regional Airport


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The City of Camden and Harrell Field (CDH) are located in the south central portion of Arkansas. The airport is located approximately five miles from the central business district of the City of Camden. CDH is also 72 miles south of Little Rock and 62 miles east of Texarkana, which is on the border of Texas and Arkansas.

The airport and its properties are managed by the Camden Airport Commission.

At a runway length of 6,500 linear feet, only seven other airports in Arkansas have longer runways. The runway is served by a full-length, 50 ft wide, parallel taxiway with four connector taxiways to the runway.

Airport Access

The primary roadway access to CDH is via US Route 79. This highway runs in a northeast and southwest direction from Louisiana up into Memphis, TN. US Route 79 intersects US Route 278 just southwest of the airfield. To the east, US Route 278 proceeds to Warren and Monticello, and to the west the highway goes to Hope, and 1-30. The nearest interstate, 130, is located approximately 40 miles northwest of Camden. 1-30 West leads to Dallas, TX, while 1-30 East leads into Little Rock. The next closest Interstate, 1-20, is 84 miles south. 120 West leads to Dallas, TX, while 1-20 East goes towards Atlanta, GA. The primary road system between Camden and these interstates as well as neighboring cities like EI Dorado is via various Arkansas state roads.

Vehicle Parking

Two vehicular parking lots are located in the terminal area, which contain approximately 70 spaces. There are also several other small paved parking lots adjacent t the hangars at CDH.

The Fixed Base Operator (FBO) at CDH is Faith Aviation. Faith Aviation manages

and maintains most of the aviation facilities at CDH.

Airfield Lighting

Both the runway and taxiway at CDH are equipped with standard lighting. The runway has Medium Intensity Runway Edge Lights (MIRl) and the taxiway has Medium Intensity Taxiway Edge Lights (MITl). The runway edge lights consist of standard white omnidirectional  lighting, with split lenses on the last 2,000 ft of each runway denoting amber colored lighting. All taxiway lights are blue omni-directional lenses.

The general aviation terminal building is located on the southeast portion of the airport property where there is also an asphalt apron, aircraft hangars, and fueling services. This building also includes Fixed Base Operator offices, a passenger waiting area, pilot lounge, conference rooms, vending machines, and restrooms.

Radio Communications

There is no control tower at the airport; therefore pilots are required to announce their positions and intentions on the airport’s Common Traffic Advisory Frequency (CTAF), which broadcasts on 122.7 MHz. The CTAF frequency is also used by the FBO to talk to aircraft regarding parking instructions and airport advisories. Local approach, departure, and enroute traffic can contact the Fort Worth Air Route Traffic Control Center (ARTCC) on 128.2 MHz for air traffic control services when in flight.

Navigational Aids

Currently, there are three NAVAIOs that assist pilots at the airport. The only navigational aid physically located at the airport is the Camden Non-directional Beacon (NOB). This beacon emits a radio signal, to which pilots can tune in and determine their position relative to the station. There is a published instrument approach into Runway 18 using the NOB. The other NAVAID that assists pilots at CDH is one that is located at South Arkansas Regional Airport (ELD). The Very-High Frequency Omni-directional Radio Beacon (VOR) with Distance Measuring Equipment (DME) provides more clear location identification to the pilot when tuning into the ELD VOR on frequency 115.5 MHz, as it provides the heading to or from the station as well as the distance to or from the station. The VOR, located 22 miles south of the airport, can be used for a published instrument approach into Runway 36.