Princeton Airport (New Jersey)
|IATA: PCT – ICAO: none – FAA LID: 39N|
|Airport type||Public use|
|Owner||Princeton Aero Corp., Phil Cortese|
|Serves||Princeton, New Jersey|
|Location||Montgomery Township, New Jersey|
|Elevation AMSL||128 ft / 39 m|
|Source: Federal Aviation Administration|
Princeton Airport (IATA: PCT, FAA LID: 39N) is a public-use airport located in Montgomery Township, Somerset County, New Jersey, United States, three miles (5 km) north of the central business district of Princeton and just west of Rocky Hill. The airport is privately owned by Princeton Aero Corp. The airport also houses the Raritan Valley Flying School, Princeton Pilot Shop, Pacific Aircraft, Analar Helicopter Charter, Air Transport Charter, and Nassau Helicopters.
The airport was established by Richard A. Newhouse (original spelling Neuhaus). Among his other aviation-related projects, in 1911 he built a plane of his own design, featuring separate floating ailerons — a major innovation, as the planes of that time used wing warping for roll control.
On March 29, 1985, the airport was purchased by Princeton Aero Corp. Principals of the company are members of the Nierenberg family, previously the fixed base operator at Kupper Airport for eighteen years.
Facilities and aircraft
For the 12-month period ending January 2, 2005, the airport had 56,958 aircraft operations, an average of 156 per day: 89% general aviation and 11% air taxi. There are 148 aircraft based at this airport: 81% single engine, 11% multi-engine and 7% helicopters.
- Princeton Airport (official site)
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