Pottstown Limerick Airport

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Heritage Field
IATA: PTWICAO: KPTWFAA LID: PTW
Summary
Airport type Public use
Owner Limerick Aviation LP
Serves Pottstown, Pennsylvania
Location Limerick Township
Elevation AMSL 309 ft / 94 m
Coordinates 40°14′22″N 075°33′24″W / 40.23944°N 75.55667°W / 40.23944; -75.55667Coordinates: 40°14′22″N 075°33′24″W / 40.23944°N 75.55667°W / 40.23944; -75.55667
Map
PTW is located in Pennsylvania
PTW
PTW
Location of airport in Pennsylvania
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
10/28 3,371 1,027 Asphalt
Statistics (2011)
Aircraft operations 37,217
Based aircraft 91
Source: Federal Aviation Administration[1]

Heritage Field (IATA: PTW[2]ICAO: KPTWFAA LID: PTW) is a public use airport in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, United States.[1] It is located three nautical miles (6 km) east of Pottstown,[1] in Limerick Township. The airport is privately owned by Limerick Aviation LP.[1]

Previously known as Pottstown Limerick Airport, the airport was sold in 2009 by its former owner, the Exelon Generation Company, which also owns the nearby Limerick Nuclear Power Plant.[3][4] It is now referred as Heritage Field on the local UNICOM.

This is included in the National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2011–2015, which categorized it as a general aviation reliever airport.[5]

Facilities and aircraft[edit]

Heritage Field covers an area of 220 acres (89 ha) at an elevation of 309 feet (94 m) above mean sea level. It has one runway designated 10/28 with an asphalt surface measuring 3,371 by 75 feet (1,027 x 23 m).[1]

Penn Airways is a fixed base operator located on the field.

For the 12-month period ending November 3, 2011, the airport had 37,217 aircraft operations, an average of 101 per day: 83% general aviation, 17% air taxi, and <1% military. At that time there were 91 aircraft based at this airport: 86% single-engine, 9% multi-engine, 2% jet, 1% helicopter, 1% glider, and 1% ultralight.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f FAA Airport Master Record for PTW (Form 5010 PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. Effective May 31, 2012.
  2. ^ "IATA Airport Code Search (PTW: Pottstown/Limerick)". International Air Transport Association. Retrieved December 12, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Transfer of Pottstown-Limerick Airport NPDES Permit". Nuclear Regulatory Commission. May 15, 2009. 
  4. ^ "KPTW – Pottstown Limerick Airport". FAA data republished by AirNav. June 3, 2010. Archived from the original on July 10, 2010. 
  5. ^ "2011–2015 NPIAS Report, Appendix A" (PDF, 2.03 MB). National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems. Federal Aviation Administration. October 4, 2010. 

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