Princeton Airport (New Jersey)

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Princeton Airport
Princeton Airport.jpg
Summary
Airport type Public use
Owner Princeton Aero Corp.
Serves Princeton, New Jersey
Location Montgomery Township, New Jersey
Elevation AMSL 128 ft / 39 m
Coordinates 40°23′57″N 074°39′32″W / 40.39917°N 74.65889°W / 40.39917; -74.65889
Website www.PrincetonAirport.com
Map
39N is located in New Jersey
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39N
39N is located in the US
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Location of airport in New Jersey / United States
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
10/28 3,500 1,067 Asphalt
Statistics (2005)
Aircraft operations 56,958
Based aircraft 146

Princeton Airport (IATA: PCTFAA LID: 39N) is a public-use airport in Montgomery Township, Somerset County, New Jersey, three miles (5 km) north of Princeton and just west of Rocky Hill. The airport is privately owned by Princeton Aero Corp.[1] The airport houses the Raritan Valley Flying School, Princeton Pilot Shop, Pacific Aircraft, Analar Helicopter Charter and Platinum Helicopters.

History[edit]

The airport was established by Richard A. Newhouse (original spelling Neuhaus). Among his other aviation-related projects, in 1911 he built a plane of his own design, featuring separate floating ailerons — a major innovation, as the planes of that time used wing warping for roll control.[2]

The paved runway opened about 1965, and the airport has since had occasional commuter airline flights— e.g. in 1979, Princeton Airways was operating fifteen scheduled passenger flights to Newark each weekday with Britten-Norman Islander STOL capable aircraft. Princeton Airways also flew scheduled passenger service from the airport with the GAF Nomad STOL capable turboprop.

On March 29, 1985, the airport was purchased by Princeton Aero Corp. Principals of the company are members of the Nierenberg family, previously the fixed-base operator at Kupper Airport for eighteen years.[2]

Facilities[edit]

Princeton Airport covers 104 acres (42 ha) and has one paved runway (10/28), 3,500 x 75 ft (1,067 x 23 m).[1]

In the year ending January 2, 2005 the airport had 56,958 aircraft operations, average 108 per day: 89% general aviation and 11% air taxi. 148 aircraft are based at the airport: 81% single engine, 11% multi-engine and 7% helicopters.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d FAA Airport Master Record for 39N (Form 5010 PDF), effective 2008-06-05
  2. ^ a b "Early history of Princeton Airport". Retrieved 2005-12-23. 

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