Rock Airport

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Rock Airport
West Penn Airport
IATA: noneICAO: noneFAA LID: 9G1
Summary
Airport type Public use
Owner Rock Airport of Pittsburgh LLC
Serves Pittsburgh / Tarentum, Pennsylvania
Elevation AMSL 1,063 ft / 324 m
Coordinates 40°36′13″N 079°49′34″W / 40.60361°N 79.82611°W / 40.60361; -79.82611Coordinates: 40°36′13″N 079°49′34″W / 40.60361°N 79.82611°W / 40.60361; -79.82611
Website www.rock-port.com
Map
9G1 is located in Pennsylvania
9G1
9G1
Location of airport in Pennsylvania
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
17/35 3,550 1,082 Asphalt
Statistics (2011)
Aircraft operations 2,982
Based aircraft 20
Source: Federal Aviation Administration[1]

Rock Airport (FAA LID: 9G1) is a privately owned, public use airport in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, United States.[1] The airport is located 12 nautical miles (14 mi, 22 km) north-northeast of the central business district of Pittsburgh,[1] near the boroughs of Tarentum and Springdale. The airport is located a few miles north of Pittsburgh Mills shopping mall, which is a major attraction in the Pittsburgh area.[citation needed]

This airport was included in the National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2009–2013, which categorized it as a general aviation facility.[2] It was originally known as West Penn Airport.[citation needed]

Facilities and aircraft[edit]

Rock Airport covers an area of 149 acres (60 ha) at an elevation of 1,063 feet (324 m) above mean sea level. It has one runway designated 17/35 with an asphalt surface measuring 3,550 by 100 feet (1,082 x 30 m).[1]

The property went through a major overhaul between 2000 and 2004, and can now accommodate larger aircraft.[citation needed] The airport's former runway, designated 2/20, had an asphalt surface measuring 2,645 by 36 feet (806 x 11 m).[3]

For the 12-month period ending November 23, 2011, the airport had 2,982 aircraft operations, an average of 248 per month: 99% general aviation and 1% military. At that time there were 20 aircraft based at this airport: 95% single-engine and 5% multi-engine.[1]

Incidents[edit]

On May 11, 2011 shortly after 1:45pm two students, a science teacher, and a pilot attempted a takeoff on runway 35. They went off of the end of the runway and fell off of the bank.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e FAA Airport Master Record for 9G1 (Form 5010 PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. Effective May 31, 2012.
  2. ^ "2009–2013 NPIAS Report, Appendix A: Part 4" (PDF, 1.61 MB). National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems. Federal Aviation Administration. October 15, 2008. 
  3. ^ "9G1 – Rock Airport". FAA data republished by AirNav. February 16, 2006. Archived from the original on February 26, 2006. 
  4. ^ http://photos.triblive.com/mycapture/folder.asp?event=1245487&CategoryID=52587

External links[edit]