Hartness State Airport (VSF), was built in 1920, and was the first airport in the State of Vermont and is today the second largest airport in Vermont. It is located three miles northwest of the Town of Springfield.
Hartness State Airport was the first airport built in Vermont and is named after Vermont governor James Hartness (1921-1922) who donated the Springfield Aerodrome, which is where KVSF now stands. James Hartness was a wealthy industrialist, an influential leader in both the national air transportation movement and the regional machine tool industry and, in 1915, at the age of 54, he became one of the first one hundred licensed pilots in America, earning his wings in a Wright biplane. In 1927, Charles Lindbergh landed at Hartness Airport and was a guest at the home of his friend James Hartness.
Local Airport Area Lodging, Dining and Shuttle Services
It has an elevation of 577 feet and is served by two paved and lighted runways. Runway 5/23 is 5,498 feet long and 100 feet wide while 11/29 is 3,000 feet long and 75 feet wide.
Hartness State Airport covers an area of 185 acres (75 ha) which contains two asphalt paved runways: 5/23 measuring 5,498 x 100 ft (1,676 x 30 m) and 11/29 measuring 3,000 x 75 ft (914 x 23 m).
The airport has four instrument approaches. LOC/DME, LOC, NDB and GPS all service runway 5. It has a remove communications outlet with Burlington Flight Service Station, is equipped with VASI lights and has Automated Surface Observation System (ASOS) from the National Weather Service.
24 hours, UNICOM 122.8
(5 clicks in 5 seconds, high intensity) / beacon
GPS RNAV, LOC, LOC/DME, NDB
APP Boston Center/134.7;
LEB 113.7 228 24 / SXD 265 048 5
ASOS 134.125, (802) 886-6006
Jun-Sep - All Days - 0800-1900
Oct-May - All Days - 0800-1700
Hangar / Parking / Tie Down
Craig Chamberlain, T: (802) 886-8594
Vermont Hartness State Airport Services
The Fixed Base Operation is Crown Point Aviation, Inc. (802-886-8594), which offers major and minor repair service, 100 octane and jet fuel, charter service, flight instruction and scenic airplane rides. The New England Soaring Association is an active glider club which operates out of the airport.
Tie downs and a heated storage hangar are available for all types of transient aircraft has WSI weather service and flight planning.
Lodging, dining and shuttle service is available for airport guests by Hartness House Inn and Restaurant, just 5 minutes away and open seven days a weeks. Call 1-802-885-2115 or out-of-state toll-free 1-800-732-4789 for reservation and area information.
Airport amenities include: briefing room, lounge, restrooms, telephone, transportation by calling 802-885-2115. Airport services include: airplane and sailplane rides, flight instruction, heated hangar space, tie-downs, aircraft rentals, charter service, preheating, de-icing, and starting equipment, AvGas and Jet A 100LLA Fuel sales.
Hartness State Airport (IATA: VSF, ICAO: KVSF, FAA LID: VSF) is a public airport located three miles (5 km) northwest of the central business district of Springfield, a town in Windsor County, Vermont, United States. It is owned by the State of Vermont.
Latitude/Longitude: 43-20-37.064N / 072-31-02.325W
(43.3436289 / -72.5173125)
Elevation: 577 ft. / 175.9 m (surveyed)
Variation: 15W (1985)
Nearest City: 3 Miles Northwest of Springfield, Vermont
Sectional Chart: New York
Control Tower: No
ARTCC: Boston Center
FSS: Burlington Flight Service Station (1-800-WX-Brief)
Facility: BTV (NOTAM-D Service Available)
Attendance: Jun-Sep 0800-1900; Oct-May 0800-1700
Wind Indicator: Yes
Segmented Circle: No
Beacon: White-Green (Lighted Land Airport)
Landing fee: No
Airline Operations: Not Certified Under FAR Part 139
Fuel : 100LL / Jet A / Mogas
Parking: Hangars and Tiedowns
Airframe Service: Major
Powerplant Service: Major
Bottled Oygen: None
Bulk Oxygen: None
WX ASOS: 134.125 (802-886-6006)
Note: COMMUNICATIONS PROVIDED BY BURLINGTON RADIO ON FREQ 122.5 (SPRINGFIELD RCO).
APCH/DEP SVC PRVDD BY BOSTON ARTCC ON FREQS 134.7/381.4 (LEBANON RCAG).
Traffic Pattern Altitude: TPA-1600 (1023); MULTI-ENGINE TPA-2100 (1523).
Sectional Chart: NEW YORK
Airport Weather Conditions
The Hartness State Airport (VSF/KVSF) current weather conditions, Doppler radar and weather satelite data is shown below.
The Hartness State Airport (VSF/KVSF) is a few miles north of the town of Springfield, and is situated next to the North Springfield Reservoir. The airport is conveniently located to the popular Vermont Bed and Breakfast, Hartness House Inn and Restaurant. Shuttle service to the hotel can be arranged by calling 1-802-885-2115 or out-of-state toll-free 1-800-732-4789.
The Hartness State Airport occupies 185 acres at an elevation of 577 feet and is served by two paved and lighted runways. Runway 5/23 is 5,498 feet long and 100 feet wide while 11/29 is 3,000 feet long and 75 feet wide.
Hartness State Airport Map
Hartness State Airport (VSF), was built in 1920, and was the first airport in the State of Vermont and is today the second largest airport in Vermont. It is located three miles northwest of the Town of Springfield and 5 minutes from the Hartness House Inn.