Schuylkill County Airport

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Schuylkill County Airport
Schuylkill County Joe Zerbey Airport
Airport type Public
Owner Schuylkill County Airport Authority
Serves Pottsville, Pennsylvania
Elevation AMSL 1,729 ft / 527 m
Coordinates 40°42′23″N 076°22′23″W / 40.70639°N 76.37306°W / 40.70639; -76.37306Coordinates: 40°42′23″N 076°22′23″W / 40.70639°N 76.37306°W / 40.70639; -76.37306
ZER is located in Pennsylvania
Location of airport in Pennsylvania
Direction Length Surface
ft m
11/29 4,594 1,400 Asphalt
4/22 2,270 692 Turf
Statistics (2011)
Aircraft operations 28,100
Based aircraft 25

Schuylkill County Airport (ICAO: KZERFAA LID: ZER), also known as Schuylkill County Joe Zerbey Airport, is a public use airport located eight nautical miles (9 mi, 15 km) west of the central business district of Pottsville, a city in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, United States. It is owned by the Schuylkill County Airport Authority.[1] This airport is included in the National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2011–2015, which categorized it as a general aviation facility.[2]

Although most U.S. airports use the same three-letter location identifier for the FAA and IATA, this airport is assigned ZER by the FAA[1] but has no designation from the IATA[3] (which assigned ZER to Zero Airport in Zero, Arunachal Pradesh, India).[4] The airport's ICAO identifier is KZER.[5]

Facilities and aircraft[edit]

The airport covers an area of 34 acres (14 ha) at an elevation of 1,729 feet (527 m) above mean sea level. It has two runways: 11/29 is 4,594 by 75 feet (1,400 x 23 m) with an asphalt surface; 4/22 is 2,270 by 140 feet (692 x 43 m) with a turf surface.[1]

For the 12-month period ending August 10, 2011, the airport had 28,100 aircraft operations, an average of 76 per day: 75% general aviation, 22% military, and 2% air taxi. At that time there were 25 aircraft based at this airport: 68% single-engine, 20% multi-engine, 4% jet, and 8% helicopter.[1]

Charter service[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e FAA Airport Master Record for ZER (Form 5010 PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. Effective May 31, 2012.
  2. ^ "2011–2015 NPIAS Report, Appendix A" (PDF, 2.03 MB). National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems. Federal Aviation Administration. October 4, 2010.  External link in |work= (help)
  3. ^ "Schuylkill County Airport (ICAO: KZER, FAA: ZER, IATA: none)". Great Circle Mapper. Retrieved July 14, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Zero Airport, India (IATA: ZER, ICAO: VEZO)". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved July 14, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Schuylkill County /Joe Zerbey/ – ZER (KZER)". National Flight Data Center. Federal Aviation Administration. Retrieved July 14, 2012.  External link in |work= (help)

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