Washington County Airport (Pennsylvania)
|Washington County Airport|
|IATA: WSG – ICAO: KAFJ – FAA LID: AFJ|
|Elevation AMSL||1,184 ft / 361 m|
Washington County Airport (IATA: WSG, ICAO: KAFJ, FAA LID: AFJ) is three miles (5 km) southwest of Washington in South Franklin Township, Pennsylvania. It is owned and operated by Washington County and is in the Pittsburgh metropolitan area.
At one time, it hosted memorials for DeLloyd Thompson, a famous early pilot from Washington County, but those memorials had been discarded. In 2013 and 2014, Clay Kilgore, executive director of the Washington County Historical Society, led an effort to restore the plaques to the airport.
The airport covers 365 acres (1.48 km2) and has 37 T-hangars, seven corporate hangars and seven businesses that employ about thirty people. The airport is a reliever for other airports such as Pittsburgh International Airport and Allegheny County Airport Authority
Washington County Airport has a 5,004 feet (1,525 m) runway and a full parallel taxiway system lit for night operations. It has a partial electronic guidance system consisting of a Localizer, Distance Measuring Equipment and Non-directional beacon. The non-precision approach is available as well. The airport also has a Remote Communications Outlet and an Automated Surface Observing System. The first Instrument Landing System (ILS) approved by the Federal Aviation Administration that was added in 2003.
The airport is home to 94 aircraft: 70 single engine, 17 multi engine, five jet and two helicopters. The airport sees about 110 operations per day. Roughly 60% of Washington County Airport's traffic is local general aviation while 24% is general transportation. 17% of the operations are air charter while less than 1% is military use.
- FAA Airport Master Record for AFJ ( PDF), effective 2007-07-05
- Miller, Barbara (November 25, 2013). "Part of pioneer aviator's legacy may return to Washington County Airport". Observer-Reporter. Archived from the original on January 11, 2015. Retrieved February 15, 2015.
- Hundt, Brad (August 2, 2014). "A century ago, a Washington man changed aviation". Observer-Reporter. Archived from the original on January 11, 2015. Retrieved February 15, 2015.
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