Hidden Lake Airport
Hidden Lake Airport is a private aviation community located in New Port Richey, FL. Constructed nearly 40 years ago. Approximately 110 FAA Licensed Pilots reside in the community today, which includes: Aviation Hobbyists, Airline Captains, Mechanics, Experimental Builders, and Flight Instructors.
All neighborhood roadways on the east side of the runway also serve as active taxiways, allowing pilots to taxi their aircraft directly to the hangar at their home.
The asphalt runway is is 4,425' x 50', allowing many types of aircraft to use the facility. PAPI and full runway lighting makes night operations much simpler.
All non-resident pilots should review the aviation material on this website prior to landing. [More]
We met Ed and Petra Kratzer back in 1998. At the time, Ed flew the left seat on the 747-400 jets for United, flying to Hong Kong and Germany. Petra was a flight attendant for Northwest. The Kratzer's living in Hidden Lake, invited us to come down for a week of vacation. We jumped at that opportunity to abandon the cold winter in New York for a week. Ed met us at Tampa International. I thought we were driving. To my surprise, we went to another area within the airport where Ed had his Piper Sene...
The friendly folks at Hidden Lake are very involved with local community events to promote aviation. Several times throughout the year the pilots contribute their time and expenses to provide local youth the experience of flight as part of the EAA Young Eagles program. To date, the national Young Eagles program has flown nearly 2 million kids!
Several community pilots also participate in Angel Flight, a non-profit organization that coordinates private flights for medical patients. Much like Young Eagles, the pilot picks-up all expenses.
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