Schuylkill County Airport
|Schuylkill County Airport
Schuylkill County Joe Zerbey Airport
|IATA: none – ICAO: KZER – FAA LID: ZER|
|Owner||Schuylkill County Airport Authority|
|Elevation AMSL||1,729 ft / 527 m|
|Source: Federal Aviation Administration|
Schuylkill County Airport (ICAO: KZER, FAA LID: ZER), also known as Schuylkill County Joe Zerbey Airport, is a public use airport located eight nautical miles (9 mi, 15 km) west of the central business district of Pottsville, a city in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, United States. It is owned by the Schuylkill County Airport Authority. This airport is included in the National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2011–2015, which categorized it as a general aviation facility.
Although most U.S. airports use the same three-letter location identifier for the FAA and IATA, this airport is assigned ZER by the FAA but has no designation from the IATA (which assigned ZER to Zero Airport in Zero, Arunachal Pradesh, India). The airport's ICAO identifier is KZER.
Facilities and aircraft
The airport covers an area of 34 acres (14 ha) at an elevation of 1,729 feet (527 m) above mean sea level. It has two runways: 11/29 is 4,594 by 75 feet (1,400 x 23 m) with an asphalt surface; 4/22 is 2,270 by 140 feet (692 x 43 m) with a turf surface.
For the 12-month period ending August 10, 2011, the airport had 28,100 aircraft operations, an average of 76 per day: 75% general aviation, 22% military, and 2% air taxi. At that time there were 25 aircraft based at this airport: 68% single-engine, 20% multi-engine, 4% jet, and 8% helicopter.
- FAA Airport Master Record for ZER ( PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. Effective May 31, 2012.
- "2011–2015 NPIAS Report, Appendix A" (PDF, 2.03 MB). National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems. Federal Aviation Administration. October 4, 2010.
- "Schuylkill County Airport (ICAO: KZER, FAA: ZER, IATA: none)". Great Circle Mapper. Retrieved July 14, 2012.
- "Zero Airport, India (IATA: ZER, ICAO: VEZO)". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved July 14, 2012.
- "Schuylkill County /Joe Zerbey/ – ZER (KZER)". National Flight Data Center. Federal Aviation Administration. Retrieved July 14, 2012.
- Pottsville-Schuylkill County Airport
- Schuylkill County - Joe Zerbey Airport at Pennsylvania DOT Bureau of Aviation
- Aerial image as of April 1999 from USGS The National Map
- FAA Terminal Procedures for ZER, effective March 6, 2014
- Resources for this airport: