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North Perry Airport

, Hollywood, United States



North Perry Airport is a public airport located in the City of Pembroke Pines, 5mi west of the central business district of Hollywood, in Broward County, Florida, United States. The airport is owned by the Broward County Aviation Department. It is a general aviation airport devoted to private and business light aircraft activity.HistoryIn 1943, Henry D. Perry, a dairy farmer, sold 640acre of land to the United States Navy for a flight training field between Hollywood Boulevard and Pembroke Road. It became known as North Perry Field, and functioned as a auxiliary training facility for the main naval air station known as NAS Miami. There also was South Perry Field, which was located to the southeast of North Perry (the Florida Turnpike runs right through this area today). South Perry was a grass field (no facilities/structures) that was only intended to be for North Perry overflow.North Perry remained inactive after the war, until 1950 when it was acquired by Broward County to become a civilian airport. It was then upgraded for use by small aircraft, as a station for advertising blimps, and for United States Coast Guard helicopters practicing search and rescue skills. The facility suffered minor damage during Hurricane Wilma in 2005.