Somerset Airport (New Jersey)

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Somerset Airport

George Walker Field
Somerset Airport KSMQ aerial view.jpg
Summary
Airport typePublic
OwnerSomerset Air Service, Inc.
ServesSomerset County
LocationBedminster, New Jersey
Elevation AMSL106 ft / 32 m
Coordinates40°37′34″N 074°40′12″W / 40.62611°N 74.67000°W / 40.62611; -74.67000
Websitewww.SomersetAirport.com
Map
SMQ is located in New Jersey
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Location of airport in New Jersey / United States
SMQ is located in the US
SMQ
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SMQ (the US)
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
12/30 2,739 835 Asphalt
8/26 1,923 586 Turf
17/35 1,700 518 Turf
Statistics (2008)
Aircraft operations30,339
Based aircraft131
Sources: FAA[1] and airport web site[2]

Somerset Airport (ICAO: KSMQ, FAA LID: SMQ) is a public-use airport in Somerset County, New Jersey, United States. It is located three miles (5 km) north of the central business district of Somerville and is privately owned by Somerset Air Service, Inc.[1] The airport is also known as George Walker Field.[3]

Although most U.S. airports use the same three-letter location identifier for the FAA and IATA, Somerset Airport is assigned SMQ by the FAA but has no designation from the IATA (which assigned SMQ to Sampit Airport in Indonesia).[4][5]

Facilities and aircraft[edit]

Somerset Airport covers an area of 210 acres (85 ha) which contains three runways:[1]

  • Runway 12/30: 2,739 x 65 ft (835 x 20 m), Surface: Asphalt
  • Runway 8/26: 1,923 x 100 ft (586 x 30 m), Surface: Turf
  • Runway 17/35: 1,700 x 150 ft (518 x 46 m), Surface: Turf

For the 12-month period ending September 5, 2008, the airport had 30,339 aircraft operations, an average of 83 per day, all of which were general aviation. As of 8 January 2015, there are 121 aircraft based at this airport: 93% single-engine, and 7% multi-engine airplanes.[1]

2017 Presidential temporary flight restrictions[edit]

Somerset Airport is within a 10-mile radius of the Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey, and thereby subject to FAA flight restrictions whenever President Donald Trump is in Bedminster. Thus, the airport was shut down from August 4–20, 2017 while Trump resided in Bedminster.[6]

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