Somerset Airport (New Jersey)

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Somerset Airport
George Walker Field
Somerset Airport KSMQ aerial view.jpg
Airport type Public
Owner Somerset Air Service, Inc.
Serves Somerset County
Location Somerville, New Jersey
Elevation AMSL 105 ft / 32 m
Coordinates 40°37′34″N 074°40′13″W / 40.62611°N 74.67028°W / 40.62611; -74.67028
Direction Length Surface
ft m
12/30 2,733 833 Asphalt
8/26 2,200 671 Turf
17/35 1,821 555 Turf
Statistics (2008)
Aircraft operations 30,339
Based aircraft 131
Sources: FAA[1] and airport web site[2]

Somerset Airport (ICAO: KSMQFAA LID: SMQ) is a public-use airport in Somerset County, New Jersey, United States. It is located three miles (5 km) north of the central business district of Somerville and is privately owned by Somerset Air Service, Inc.[1] The airport is also known as George Walker Field.[3]

Although most U.S. airports use the same three-letter location identifier for the FAA and IATA, Somerset Airport is assigned SMQ by the FAA but has no designation from the IATA (which assigned SMQ to Sampit Airport in Central Kalimantan, Indonesia on the island of Borneo). [4] [5]

Facilities and aircraft[edit]

Somerset Airport covers an area of 210 acres (85 ha) which contains three runways:[1]

  • Runway 12/30: 2,733 x 65 ft (833 x 20 m), Surface: Asphalt
  • Runway 8/26: 2,200 x 100 ft (671 x 30 m), Surface: Turf
  • Runway 17/35: 1,821 x 200 ft (555 x 61 m), Surface: Turf

For the 12-month period ending September 2, 2008, the airport had 30,339 aircraft operations, an average of 85 per day, all of which were general aviation. There are 131 aircraft based at this airport: 85% single engine, 12% multi-engine, 3% Helicopters and <1% jets.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d FAA Airport Master Record for SMQ (Form 5010 PDF), effective 2011-06-30
  2. ^ Somerset Airport (official site)
  3. ^ Somerset Airport: History (official site)
  4. ^ Great Circle Mapper: KSMQ - Somerville, New Jersey (Somerset Airport)
  5. ^ Great Circle Mapper: SMQ / WAOS - Sampit, Borneo, Indonesia

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