Queen City Airport
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76 years after takeoff, Queen City Airport (XLL) continues to serve as a significant asset for the Lehigh Valley and has cemented a strong foundation in aviation history. Currently, 89 aircraft are based at XXL with (2) runways: Runway 7/25 (3,949 ft by 75 ft) and Runway 15/33 (3,159 ft by 75 feet).
This general aviation facility is for corporate twin-engine aircraft (King-Air), single engine piston powered (Mooney), and single-engine / high-winged aircraft (Cessna 172). Originally dedicated as Convair Field in October 10, 1943, XLL served as the home to Consolidated Vultee received an order to build 1,100 TBY-2 Sea Wolf Torpedo Bombers for use by the Navy in World War II.
Additionally, in 1948 the Pennsylvania Air National Guard signed a lease to take over the aviation facilities for flight training in support of the 148th Fighter Squadron at Reading Airport. During the 1950s, a series of training exercises were carried out at Convair Field before the squadron was inactivated.
Our expert staff are at your service!
We believe in the highest quality of service for all of our customers. Our staff is trained to accommodate any request and deliver the utmost best experience for those traveling through Queen City Airport.
“For those that love aviation, an airport is home!”
This phrase perfectly describes Kimi Eisenhart – Operations Manager at Queen City Airport (XLL) in the City of Allentown and Braden Airpark (N43) in Forks Township.
During her 15-year career at the Lehigh-Northampton Airport Authority, Kimi’s positive attitude towards versatility has provided extensive knowledge regarding the aviation industry and prepared her to deliver the highest level of customer service for pilots, tenants, and visitors.
Since arriving at the Airport Authority in 2005, Kimi became a Ramp Agent at Lehigh Valley International Airport (ABE) before transitioning to Flight Line Technician at Hangar 7 (FBO). After getting a taste of the corporate and general aviation world, Kimi landed the role of Operations Manager at the LNAA’s GA facilities, her scope of responsibilities at XLL and N43 include: ensuring superior safety and elite customer service for all daily operations; oversight of fuel pricing and financial management; staff scheduling; and the execution and evaluation of logistical procedures (repairs, initiatives, etc.) for both general aviation airports.
Kimi’s passion towards aviation is contagious and the actions by LNAA staff reflect her commitment to excellence as they serve the aviation community in the Lehigh Valley.