Watertown Municipal Airport (Wisconsin)

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Watertown Municipal Airport
Watertown Municipal Airport Hangers 2007.jpg
Airport type Public
Owner City of Watertown
Serves Watertown, Wisconsin
Elevation AMSL 833 ft / 254 m
Coordinates 43°10′11″N 088°43′24″W / 43.16972°N 88.72333°W / 43.16972; -88.72333
RYV is located in Wisconsin
RYV is located in the US
Location of airport in Wisconsin / United States
Direction Length Surface
ft m
5/23 4,429 1,350 Asphalt
11/29 2,801 854 Asphalt
Aircraft operations (2015) 58,000
Based aircraft (2017) 70

Watertown Municipal Airport (ICAO: KRYVFAA LID: RYV) is a public use airport located in and owned by the city of Watertown, in Jefferson County, Wisconsin, United States.[1] It is included in the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2017–2021, in which it is categorized as a regional 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 RYV by the FAA but has no designation from the IATA.[3]

Watertown Municipal Airport was the site of the first Transponder Landing System in the United States.

Facilities and aircraft[edit]

Watertown Municipal Airport covers an area of 360 acres (150 ha) at an elevation of 833 feet (254 m) above mean sea level. It has two runways:[1]

  • Runway 5/23: 4,429 x 75 ft. (1,350 x 23 m.), Surface: Asphalt. Approved GPS and NDB approaches.
  • Runway 11/29: 2,801 x 75 ft. (854 x 23 m.), Surface: Asphalt. Approved GPS approaches.

The ROCK RIVER (RYV) non-directional beacon, 371 kHz, is located on the field.

For the 12-month period ending August 26, 2015, the airport had 58,000 aircraft operations, an average of 159 per day: 89% general aviation, 9% air taxi and 2% military. In March 2017, there were 70 aircraft based at this airport: 55 single-engine, 13 multi-engine, 1 jet and 1 helicopter.[1]

Aero park[edit]

There is an aero-park, sponsored by the local Marine League, located adjacent to the airport where air operations can be observed. 43°10′27″N 88°43′3″W / 43.17417°N 88.71750°W / 43.17417; -88.71750



  1. ^ a b c d FAA Airport Master Record for RYV (Form 5010 PDF), effective Mar 2, 2017.
  2. ^ "List of NPIAS Airports" (PDF). FAA.gov. Federal Aviation Administration. 21 October 2016. Retrieved 23 November 2016. 
  3. ^ Great Circle Mapper: KRYV - Watertown, Wisconsin

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