IFATC at Home - Hollywood/Burbank, CA - reer104
As you all know, Sunday is once again IFATC at home, and I am happy to share with you my hometown of Burbank, CA, which is commonly associated with Hollywood. I will be opening Bob Hope Burbank Airport, which is frequently used by the Tinseltown celebrities who want to avoid the traffic and commotion of LAX. It is a small, quaint, airport named after the late comedian Bob Hope, located in the San Fernando Valley just southwest of the beautiful Burbank hills.
Wikipedia Information for KBUR
Hollywood Burbank Airport, legally and formerly marketed as Bob Hope Airport, is a public airport 3 miles (4.8 km) northwest of downtown Burbank, in Los Angeles County, California, United States. The airport serves Downtown Los Angeles and the northern Greater Los Angeles area, including Glendale, Pasadena, and the San Fernando Valley. It is closer to Griffith Park, Hollywood, and Downtown Los Angeles than Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), and is the only airport in the area with a direct rail connection to downtown Los Angeles.
My connection to KBUR
I live ten minutes away from the Burbank airport and frequently go there to fly and plane spot. I have lived here for about 3 years and practically everyday is a sunny Los Angeles day, 75º F with not a cloud in the sky! I live 5 minutes away from Warner Bros. Studios as well as Universal Studios Hollywood, for which I have an annual pass to the theme park ;)
KBUR Airport Information
Bob Hope Airport, commonly known as Hollywood/Burbank Airport, (IATA: BUR, ICAO: KBUR) is a small airport serving domestic airlines and flights. The following airlines fly out of KBUR: American, Southwest, United, Delta, Alaska, jetBlue, and Spirit. They also serve private jet companies, like the growing in popularity JetSuiteX, NetJets, and more. They have flights going to NorCal on Southwest, cargo flights to the midwest with FedEx and UPS, and flights going to New York and Boston on jetBlue.
Airport Elevation: 776 ft.
|15/33||6902 x 150 ft.||155º/335º||Asphalt|
|8/26||5790 x 150 ft.||79º/259º||Asphalt|
Note: In an attempt to follow real-world procedures, I will be using runway 15 for takeoffs and runway 8 for landings. If weather does not permit these procedures, I will adjust accordingly. Please also note that runway 8 is the only one equipped with ILS.
KBUR Airport Diagram
Featured SID: OROSZ TWO
Featured STAR: JANNY FIVE
Click this link for more airport charts
Route: Oakland (OAK), San Jose (SJC), Sacramento (SMF), Las Vegas (LAS), Phoenix (PHX)
Aircraft: Boeing 737-700 or 737-800
Flight Time: 45 minutes - 1 hour and 15 minutes
Route: Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW)
Aircraft: Boeing 737-800 or Airbus A321
Flight time: 2 hours and 30 minutes - 3 hours
If you’d like to try a medium haul cargo route, UPS operates the A330 (substituted for A300) to and from Louisville (SDF) and FedEx operates the 777 to and from Memphis (MEM)
Route: New York (JFK)
Aircraft: Airbus A321
Flight Time: 5 hours and 30 minutes - 6 hours
Note: While most wouldn’t consider this a long haul, this is the longest flight that BUR offers
Terminal A: Southwest, American, Alaska & jetBlue
Terminal B: Delta, United, & Spirit
I am still unsure about when I will be open, but once I know I will announce it on this thread so be sure to check!
- Burbank Bob Hope Airport opened in 1930, originally called United Airport , and has gone through many name changes, finally settling on Hollywood Burbank Airport. Though many still call it Bob Hope Airport and just simply put, the Burbank Airport. It serves 5.2 million passengers annually.
- They do not have any jetways, they use portable steps/ramps.
- Due to strict noise restrictions, commercial flights can’t be scheduled from 10:00 pm to 7 am.
Size Restrictions: No aircraft bigger than a 757 allowed, cargo A330 and 777 exempt.
Visual Approach: If anyone would like to fly the famous Four Stacks Visual approach, just let me know and we can do it for you. However, the cargo planes won’t be able to fly these.