Princeton Airport (New Jersey)

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Princeton Airport
Princeton Airport.jpg
Airport typePublic use
OwnerPrinceton Aero Corp.
ServesPrinceton, New Jersey
LocationMontgomery, New Jersey
Elevation AMSL128 ft / 39 m
Coordinates40°23′57″N 074°39′32″W / 40.39917°N 74.65889°W / 40.39917; -74.65889
39N is located in New Jersey
Location of airport in New Jersey / United States
39N is located in the United States
39N (the United States)
Direction Length Surface
ft m
10/28 3,500 1,067 Asphalt
Statistics (2012)
Aircraft operations39,421
Based aircraft48

Princeton Airport (IATA: PCT, FAA LID: 39N) is a public-use airport in Montgomery, 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, Elite Flight Experience/Cirrus Training Center, Pacific Aircraft, Analar Helicopter Charter and Platinum Helicopters.


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]


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 July 2, 2012 the airport had 39,421 aircraft operations, average 108 per day: 87% general aviation and 13% air taxi. 48 aircraft are based at the airport: 85% single engine, 2% multi-engine and 13% helicopters.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d FAA Airport Form 5010 for 39N PDF, effective 2019-01-31
  2. ^ a b "Early history of Princeton Airport". Archived from the original on 2005-12-20. Retrieved 2005-12-23.

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