Robertson Field


Robertson Field

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Robertson Airport is primarily used for charter flights and flight training. [cite web
url=http://www.airportbusiness.com/web/online/Top-News-Headlines/Connecticuts-Smaller-Airports-Falling-Victim-to-Development/1$11768
title=Connecticut's Smaller Airports Falling Victim to Development
date=May 2007
author=Robin Stansbury
publisher=The Hartford Courant
]

History

Opened in 1911, Robertson Field is the oldest airport in Connecticut. [cite web
url=http://pqasb.pqarchiver.com/courant/access/1129920721.html?dids=1129920721:1129920721&FMT=ABS&FMTS=ABS:FT&type=current&date=Sep+19%2C+2006&author=KEN+BYRON&pub=Hartford+Courant&edition=&startpage=B.3&desc=CONSULTANT+TO+SEE+IF+AIRPORT+PLAN+WILL+FLY
title=Consultant To See If Airport Plan Will Fly
date=September 19, 2006
author=Ken Byron
publisher=The Hartford Courant
]

John H. Trumbull, a Plainville native and Connecticut's Governor from 1925 to 1931, is known to have used the airfield. He was dubbed "The Flying Governor". [cite web
url=http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,827038-2,00.html
title=Died: John H. Trumbull
publisher=TIME Magazine
date=June 2, 1961
]

In 1990 the Tomasso family completed renovation and expansion of the convert|3600|ft|m|sing=on runway. [ [http://www.tbiconstruction.com/airport.htm TBI Construction Company, LLC: Projects - Robertson Airport] ]

Facilities and aircraft

Robertson Field covers an area of 39 acres (16 ha) which contains one runway and one helipad:
* Runway 2/20: 3,612 x 75 ft. (1,101 x 23 m), Surface: Asphalt
* Helipad H1: 30 x 30 ft. (9 x 9 m), Surface: Asphalt

For the 12-month period ending July 31, 2006, the airport had 59,200 aircraft operations, an average of 162 per day: 97% general aviation, 3% air taxi and <1% military. There are 110 aircraft based at this airport: 94% single engine and 6% multi-engine.

References

External links

* [http://www.interstateaviation.com/ Interstate Aviation, Inc.] (fixed base operator)
*WikiMapia|41.6904|-72.8648|14
*US-airport-minor|4B8


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