Orange County Airport (New York)

Orange County Airport (New York)

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Orange County Airport (New York)

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New York’s Orange County Airport is an untowered general aviation airport located 1 mile (2 km) southwest of village of Montgomery, in the Town of Montgomery, New York. The 526 acre (2.1 km²) airport is owned by Orange County and can be found at the junction of state highways 211 and NY-416.

It is a popular place for aspiring local pilots to learn to fly or practice their skills. With 125,000 takeoffs and landings annually, it is New York's second-busiest general-aviation airport.James, Alexa; April 24, 2006; , Times Herald Record.

Transmissions between pilots and the airport are rebroadcast on a one-watt station at 88.1 megahertz, so it is possible to tune into them on a standard car radio while driving in the vicinity.

The airport's low traffic and out-of-the-way location have been making it a popular place to store private jets. In 2006 county officials were reported to be working on a deal with a local developer to build 10 private luxury hangars to cater to what they saw as a growing market and raise money for the airport without raising taxes.September 12, 2006; , Times Herald Record; retrieved September 13, 2006

Facilities and aircraft

Orange County Airport covers an area of 528 acres (214 ha) which contains two asphalt paved runways: 3/21 measuring 5,006 x 100 ft (1,526 x 30 m) and 8/26 measuring 3,672 x...
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