Frequently Asked Questions
Q. Do you host Field Trips?
A. We are pleased to encourage an interest in aviation! Whenever possible, field trip requests are accommodated. Such inquiries should go to Kim Poppke at 754-4061 or email@example.com. Because planning and coordination is involved and the conduct of airport business comes first, please consider the following Field Trip Guidelines:
- Minimum Two Weeks' Notice
- Children must be at least eight years old
- Group size should not exceed 20
- During business hours only (M-F 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM) - morning preferred.
Q. Where is the Airport located?
A. The Airport Administration Office is located at 15800 Flight Path Drive. Seen from Spring Hill Drive, it is the building with the blue metal roof on the south side of the road, between the Suncoast Parkway and Broad St./Route 41. If you are picking someone up or meeting someone for a flight, verify whether that you are expected at American Aviation. The location of American Aviation is on the East side of the Airport at 2495 Broad Street, Brooksville. Going South on Broad St./Route 41, it is on your right.
Q. What is an FBO?
A. FBO stands for Fixed Base Operator. It is a full‐service facility for pilots, their airplanes and passengers or guests. At Hernando County Airport, American Aviation features an elegant terminal lobby and counter areas where pilots can conduct fuel and service transactions while their passengers or guests wait comfortably. The FBO is also where pilots do their weather briefing and flight planning.
Q. What is the price of fuel?
A. Like automobile fuel prices, aircraft fuel prices can change daily. Please check with airport FBO websites or phone them directly. The FBO sells both Avgas and Jet A. American Aviation is an Avfuel dealer.
Q. Can I rent an airplane?
A. For inquiries concerning aircraft rental, crew hiring, or charter services, please contact the FBO directly. They will be pleased to speak to you about their available flexible options.
Q. Do you have flight training?
A. Yes. Although there is not presently a commercial Flight School on the airport, flight training is available through American Aviation and Florida International Flight Academy (FIFA) at Hernando County Airport. Please contact American Aviation or FIFA directly for program availability and rates.
Q. Do you have any airline service?
A. Hernando County Airport does not have any scheduled airline service due to its proximity to Tampa International Airport. Hernando County Airport is exclusively General Aviation. Inquire about Charter or on‐demand service by contacting one of the Fixed Base Operators on the airport. Contact American Aviation at 352‐796‐5173, www.americanaviation.com.
Q. What if I have a complaint about aircraft noise?
A. You are welcome to contact Airport administration if you have a noise complaint. The air traffic controllers will then communicate with the aircraft crew to enforce flight level compliance. The FAA Complaint Hotline is 866‐835‐5322.
Q. Who Pays for Airport Improvements?
A. Unlike many general aviation airports, the Hernando County Airport does not require local tax support to fund operations; we use no local property taxes to operate. The revenues to operate the Airport are paid through industrial/commercial land leases, hangar rentals and aviation user fees. In fact, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) which governs all public airports in the U.S., requires that all revenue earned be applied to repair, maintenance and improvements within the airport. Much of the work done at the airport is also eligible for state and federal grant funding.