Owosso Community Airport

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Owosso Community Airport
Summary
Airport type Public
Owner Shiawassee Airport Board
Serves Owosso, Michigan,
Corunna, Michigan
Location Caledonia Charter Township
Elevation AMSL 736 ft / 224 m
Coordinates 42°59′34.66″N 084°08′18.55″W / 42.9929611°N 84.1384861°W / 42.9929611; -84.1384861
Website www.KRNP.org
Map
RNP is located in Michigan
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RNP is located in the US
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Location of airport in Michigan/United States
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
11/29 4,300 1,311 Asphalt
6/24 2,483 757 Turf
18/36 2,599 792 Turf
Statistics (2008)
Aircraft operations 25,000
Based aircraft 61

Owosso Community Airport (ICAO: KRNPFAA LID: RNP), is a public-use airport located in Caledonia Charter Township, two miles (3 km) east of Owosso, between the cities of Owosso and Corunna, in Shiawassee County, Michigan, United States.[1] It is owned by the Shiawassee Airport Board, a multi-government authority with five voting members from Shiawassee County, the Cities of Owosso and Corunna, and the townships of Owosso and Caledonia.[2] It is included in the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2017–2021, in which it is categorized as a local general aviation facility.[3]

History[edit]

One of the earliest references to the airport is in the 1924 Owosso City Directory. A dedication for the 78 acres (32 ha) airport, owned by Robert Wilcox and Charles Wilson, was held on August 3, 1929. In the early 1940s, the airport was transferred to Shiawassee County, later to the city of Owosso. The airport was officially named the Owosso City Airport in June 1949.[2]

The first jet to land at Owosso Airport was a two engine Learjet from Omaha, Nebraska in 1966. The City of Owosso deeded the airport over to the Shiawassee Airport Board in July 1982. An expansion of the main runway to 4,300 feet (1,311 m) was completed in 2005.[2]

Facilities and aircraft[edit]

Owosso Community Airport occupies an area of 279 acres (113 ha) at an elevation of 736 feet (224 m) above mean sea level. It has one asphalt paved runway: 11/29 is 4,300 by 75 feet (1,311 x 23 m) and two turf runways: 6/24 is 2,483 by 130 feet (757 x 40 m) and 18/36 is 2,599 by 260 feet (792 x 79 m).[1]

For the 12-month period ending December 31, 2008, the airport had 25,000 general aviation aircraft operations, an average of 68 per day. At that time there were 61 aircraft based at this airport: 90% single-engine, 7% multi-engine, and 3% helicopter.[1]

Although it does not have its own air traffic control tower (its airspace is controlled by Bishop International Airport in Flint and Cleveland Air Route Traffic Control Center), it does have its own Automated Weather Observing Station.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Federal Aviation Administration, gcr1.com, Effective 13 January 2011.
  2. ^ a b c History of Aviation at Owosso, Michigan, shiawasseehistory.com, retrieved 2011-Jan-15
  3. ^ "List of NPIAS Airports" (PDF). FAA.gov. Federal Aviation Administration. 21 October 2016. Retrieved 25 November 2016. 

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