Watertown Municipal Airport (Wisconsin)

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Watertown Municipal Airport
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Summary
Airport typePublic
OwnerCity of Watertown
Serves Watertown, Wisconsin
Elevation  AMSL 833 ft / 254 m
Coordinates 43°10′11″N088°43′24″W / 43.16972°N 88.72333°W / 43.16972; -88.72333
Map
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RYV
Location of airport in Wisconsin
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RYV
RYV (the US)
Runways
Direction LengthSurface
ftm
5/234,4291,350Asphalt
11/292,801854Asphalt
Statistics
Aircraft operations (2018)58,000
Based aircraft (2018)73

Watertown Municipal Airport( ICAO : KRYV, FAA 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 2019–2023, in which it is categorized as a regional general aviation facility. [2]

ICAO airport code four-letter code designating many airports around the world

The ICAOairport code or location indicator is a four-letter code designating aerodromes around the world. These codes, as defined by the International Civil Aviation Organization and published in ICAO Document 7910: Location Indicators, are used by air traffic control and airline operations such as flight planning.

Federal Aviation Administration United States Government agency dedicated to civil aviation matters

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is a governmental body of the United States with powers to regulate all aspects of civil aviation in that nation as well as over its surrounding international waters. Its powers include the construction and operation of airports, air traffic management, the certification of personnel and aircraft, and the protection of U.S. assets during the launch or re-entry of commercial space vehicles. Powers over neighboring international waters were delegated to the FAA by authority of the International Civil Aviation Organization.

A location identifier is a symbolic representation for the name and the location of an airport, navigation aid, or weather station, and is used for manned air traffic control facilities in air traffic control, telecommunications, computer programming, weather reports, and related services.

Contents

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]

International Air Transport Association trade group of airlines

The International Air Transport Association is a trade association of the world’s airlines. Consisting of 290 airlines, primarily major carriers, representing 117 countries, the IATA's member airlines account for carrying approximately 82% of total available seat miles air traffic. IATA supports airline activity and helps formulate industry policy and standards. It is headquartered in Montreal, Quebec, Canada with Executive Offices in Geneva, Switzerland.

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

Facilities and aircraft

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

Acre unit of area

The acre is a unit of land area used in the imperial and US customary systems. It is traditionally defined as the area of one chain by one furlong, which is exactly equal to 10 square chains, ​1640 of a square mile, or 43,560 square feet, and approximately 4,047 m2, or about 40% of a hectare. Based upon the International yard and pound agreement of 1959, an acre may be declared as exactly 4,046.8564224 square metres. The acre is a statute measure in the United States and was formerly one in the United Kingdom and almost all countries of the former British Empire, although informal use continues.

Hectare metric unit of area

The hectare is an SI accepted metric system unit of area equal to a square with 100-metre sides, or 10,000 m2, and is primarily used in the measurement of land. There are 100 hectares in one square kilometre. An acre is about 0.405 hectare and one hectare contains about 2.47 acres.

Elevation Height of a geographic location above a fixed reference point

The elevation of a geographic location is its height above or below a fixed reference point, most commonly a reference geoid, a mathematical model of the Earth's sea level as an equipotential gravitational surface . The term elevation is mainly used when referring to points on the Earth's surface, while altitude or geopotential height is used for points above the surface, such as an aircraft in flight or a spacecraft in orbit, and depth is used for points below the surface.

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

Non-directional beacon radio transmitter which emits radio waves in all directions

A non-directional (radio) beacon (NDB) is a radio transmitter at a known location, used as an aviation or marine navigational aid. As the name implies, the signal transmitted does not include inherent directional information, in contrast to other navigational aids such as low frequency radio range, VHF omnidirectional range (VOR) and TACAN. NDB signals follow the curvature of the Earth, so they can be received at much greater distances at lower altitudes, a major advantage over VOR. However, NDB signals are also affected more by atmospheric conditions, mountainous terrain, coastal refraction and electrical storms, particularly at long range.

For the 12-month period ending June 8, 2018, the airport had 58,000 aircraft operations, an average of 159 per day: 89% general aviation, 9% air taxi and 2% military. In November 2018, there were 73 aircraft based at this airport: 57 single-engine, 14 multi-engine, 1 jet and 1 helicopter. [1]

General aviation civil use of aircraft excluding commercial transportation

General Aviation (GA) represents the 'private transport' and recreational flying component of aviation.

Air taxi on-demand commercial air transportation, particularly of smaller quantities of passenger or cargo by aeroplane or helicopter

An air taxi is a small commercial aircraft which makes short flights on demand.

Military aviation use of aircraft by armed forces in combat or other military capacity

Military aviation is the use of military aircraft and other flying machines for the purposes of conducting or enabling aerial warfare, including national airlift capacity to provide logistical supply to forces stationed in a theater or along a front. Airpower includes the national means of conducting such warfare, including the intersection of transport and war craft. Military aircraft include bombers, fighters, transports, trainer aircraft, and reconnaissance aircraft.

Aero park

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″N88°43′3″W / 43.17417°N 88.71750°W / 43.17417; -88.71750

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References

  1. 1 2 3 4 FAA Airport Master Record for RYV ( Form 5010 PDF ), effective November 8, 2018.
  2. "NPIAS Report 2019-2023 Appendix A" (PDF). Federal Aviation Administration . October 3, 2018. Retrieved October 12, 2018.
  3. Great Circle Mapper: KRYV - Watertown, Wisconsin