Cleveland Burke Lakefront Airport – BKL Spotting Guide
Here you will find information about aircraft spotting at Cleveland Burke Lakefront Airport (BKL)
Cleveland Burke Lakefront Airport (BKL) is a public airport situated on the shore of Lake Erie, in the northeast part of downtown Cleveland, in Cuyahoga County, Ohio. It classified as a general aviation airport and is an FAA designated reliever to Cleveland Hopkins International Airport (CLE), which is Greater Cleveland’s primary airport. In 2007, based on FAA data of non-military activity, BKL was the sixth busiest airport in the state of Ohio. It is named after former Cleveland mayor and U.S. senator Thomas A. Burke.
The airport is owned and operated by the city of Cleveland, which also operates Hopkins. It serves a growing number of corporate jets and air taxi services. Burke handled 20,618 air taxi operations in 2005, and 23,370 in 2006. BKL handled 18,595 air taxi operations in the first ten months of 2007. Burke Lakefront handles approximately 87,000 operations per year (average of 2000 to 2006). (60,013 for the first ten months of 2007).
The airport is host to the annual Cleveland National Air Show which is a three day air show during Labor Day weekend every year.
Click the ICONS in the map for more information/photos/directions. Guide to map icons:
|Click the camera icon for spotting/info/directions around Cleveland Burke Lakefront Airport (BKL)|
|Click the Food/Drink! icon for food. Spotting sometimes requires a lot of time out in the sun. Make sure you are drinking plenty of water, and get food when you need it. I usually bring a cooler with water. More food locations can be found by following this Google map link: http://g.co/maps/qxx7g|
|Click the Gas icon for gas. Most have convenience stores as well. More gas stations around KBKL can be found by following this Google map link: http://g.co/maps/8d7ns|
|Click the Hotel icon for a place to stay if you are going to be here overnight. More hotels around KBKL can be found by following this Google map link: http://g.co/maps/3t28f|
Random Photos from Cleveland Burke Lakefront (BKL/KBKL)
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