Philip Billard Municipal Airport

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Philip Billard Municipal Airport
IATA: TOPICAO: KTOPFAA LID: TOP
Summary
Airport type Public
Owner Metropolitan Topeka Airport Authority
Location Topeka, Kansas
Elevation AMSL 881 ft / 269 m
Coordinates 39°04′07″N 095°37′21″W / 39.06861°N 95.62250°W / 39.06861; -95.62250
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
4/22 3,002 915 Asphalt
13/31 5,099 1,554 Asphalt
18/36 4,331 1,320 Asphalt
Statistics (2004)
Aircraft operations 65,800
Based aircraft 88
Source: Federal Aviation Administration[1]

Philip Billard Municipal Airport (IATA: TOPICAO: KTOPFAA LID: TOP) is a public airport three miles (5 km) northeast of downtown Topeka, the capital city of Kansas and the county seat of Shawnee County. It is owned by the Metropolitan Topeka Airport Authority.[1]

It was Topeka's airline airport until 1976. In the 1940s TWA, Continental and Braniff stopped there, and Ozark appeared for a couple years starting around 1951. Braniff left in 1953-54 and Continental in 1961; Central replaced TWA in 1958 and successor Frontier lasted until 1976.

Facilities and aircraft[edit]

Philip Billard Municipal Airport covers 920 acres (370 ha) and has three runways:[1]

  • 4/22: 3,002 x 100 ft (915 x 30 m) Asphalt
  • 13/31: 5,099 x 100 ft (1,554 x 30 m) Asphalt
  • 18/36: 4,331 x 75 ft (1,320 x 23 m) Asphalt

In 2004 the airport had 65,800 aircraft operations, average 180 per day: 96% general aviation, 3% military and 2% air taxi. 88 aircraft are based at this airport: 78% single engine, 11% multi-engine (10), 6% helicopters, 3% ultralights and 1% jet aircraft.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d FAA Airport Master Record for TOP (Form 5010 PDF), retrieved 15 March 2007

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