Georgetown Municipal Airport

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Georgetown Municipal Airport
Summary
Airport typePublic
OwnerCity of Georgetown
ServesGeorgetown, Texas
Elevation AMSL790 ft / 241 m
Coordinates30°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
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GTU is located in the United States
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Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
11/29 4,100 1,250 Asphalt
18/36 5,000 1,524 Asphalt
Statistics (2008)
Aircraft operations127,700
Based aircraft216

Georgetown Municipal Airport is in Williamson County, Texas, three miles north of Georgetown.[1] The FAA's National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2007–2011 categorized it as a reliever airport.[2]

Most U.S. airports use the same three-letter location identifier for the FAA and IATA, but this airport is GTU to the FAA[1] and has no IATA code.[3]

Facilities[edit]

The airport covers 640 acres (260 ha) at an elevation of 790 feet (241 m). It has two asphalt runways: 11/29 is 4,100 by 75 feet (1,250 x 23 m) and 18/36 is 5,000 by 100 feet (1,524 x 30 m).[1]

In the year ending February 27, 2008 the airport had 127,700 aircraft operations, average 350 per day: 98% general aviation, 1% air taxi and 1% military. 216 aircraft were then based at the 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 from Georgetown Municipal Airport into the Internal Revenue Service building in Austin, Texas. This suicide attack killed one IRS employee and 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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