Window Rock Airport

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Window Rock Airport
Summary
Airport typePublic
OwnerNavajo Nation
ServesWindow Rock, Arizona
Elevation AMSL6,742 ft / 2,055 m
Coordinates35°39′07″N 109°04′03″W / 35.65194°N 109.06750°W / 35.65194; -109.06750
Map
RQE is located in Arizona
RQE
RQE
RQE is located in the United States
RQE
RQE
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
2/20 7,000 2,134 Asphalt
Statistics (2011)
Aircraft operations5,000

Window Rock Airport (ICAO: KRQE, FAA LID: RQE, formerly P34) is a public use airport located 1.15 miles (1.00 nmi; 1.85 km) south of the central business district of Window Rock, in Apache County, Arizona, United States. It is owned by the Navajo Nation.[1]

This is one of six airports owned by the Navajo Nation; the other five being Chinle Airport (E91), Kayenta Airport (0V7) and Tuba City Airport (T03) in Arizona, plus Crownpoint Airport (0E8) and Shiprock Airport (5V5) in New Mexico.[2]

Although most U.S. airports use the same three-letter location identifier for the FAA and IATA, this airport is assigned RQE by the FAA,[1] but has no designation from the IATA.[3] Prior to December 1998, its FAA identifier was P34.[4]

Facilities and aircraft[edit]

Window Rock Airport covers an area of 88 acres (36 ha) at an elevation of 6,742 feet (2,055 m) above mean sea level. It has one runway designated 2/20 with an asphalt surface measuring 7,000 by 75 feet (2,134 x 23 m). For the 12-month period ending April 14, 2011, the airport had 5,000 general aviation aircraft operations, an average of 13 per day.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d FAA Airport Master Record for RQE (Form 5010 PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. Effective 25 August 2011.
  2. ^ "Navajo Nation, Air Transportation Department". Archived from the original on 28 September 2007. Retrieved 2 March 2007.
  3. ^ "Window Rock, Arizona (ICAO: KRQE, FAA: RQE)". Great Circle Mapper. Retrieved 16 October 2011.
  4. ^ "Notice of airport identifier changes". AOPA Online. Retrieved 16 October 2011.

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