Georgetown Municipal Airport

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Georgetown Municipal Airport
Summary
Airport type Public
Owner City of Georgetown
Serves Georgetown, Texas
Elevation AMSL 790 ft / 241 m
Coordinates 30°40′43.71″N 097°40′45.78″W / 30.6788083°N 97.6793833°W / 30.6788083; -97.6793833
Map
GTU is located in Texas
GTU
GTU
GTU is located in the US
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GTU
Location of airport in Texas / United States
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
11/29 4,100 1,250 Asphalt
18/36 5,000 1,524 Asphalt
Statistics (2008)
Aircraft operations 127,700
Based aircraft 216

Georgetown Municipal Airport is a public use airport in Williamson County, Texas, United States. It is owned by the city of Georgetown and is located three nautical miles (5.56 km) north of the central business district.[1] According to the FAA's National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2007–2011, it is categorized as a reliever airport.[2]

Although most U.S. airports use the same three-letter location identifier for the FAA and IATA, this airport is assigned GTU by the FAA[1] but has no designation from the IATA.[3]

Facilities and aircraft[edit]

Georgetown Municipal Airport covers an area of 640 acres (260 ha) at an elevation of 790 feet (241 m) above mean sea level. It has two asphalt runways designated 11/29, measuring 4,100 by 75 feet (1,250 x 23 m) and 18/36, measuring 5,000 by 100 feet (1,524 x 30 m).[1]

For the 12-month period ending February 27, 2008, the airport had 127,700 aircraft operations, an average of 350 per day: 98% general aviation, 1% air taxi and 1% military. At that time there were 216 aircraft based at this airport: 84% single-engine, 12% multi-engine, 3% jet, 1% helicopters.[1]

Incidents[edit]

On February 18, 2010, Andrew Joseph Stack flew a Piper Cherokee single-engine propeller plane from Georgetown Municipal Airport into the Internal Revenue Service building in Austin, Texas. This suicide attack killed one IRS employee as well as Stack himself.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e FAA Airport Master Record for GTU (Form 5010 PDF), effective 2009-08-27.
  2. ^ FAA National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems: 2007-2011
  3. ^ "KGTU - Georgetown, Texas - Georgetown Municipal Airport". Great Circle Mapper. Retrieved 2009-09-02. 

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