Colonel James Jabara Airport

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Colonel James Jabara Airport
IATA: noneICAO: KAAOFAA LID: AAO
Summary
Airport typePublic
OwnerWichita Airport Authority
LocationWichita, Kansas
Elevation AMSL1,421 ft / 433 m
Coordinates37°44′51″N 097°13′16″W / 37.74750°N 97.22111°W / 37.74750; -97.22111
Runways
DirectionLengthSurface
ftm
18/366,1011,860Concrete
Helipads
NumberLengthSurface
ftm
H15015Concrete
Statistics (2006)
Aircraft operations38,300
Based aircraft108
Source: Federal Aviation Administration[1]
 
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Colonel James Jabara Airport
IATA: noneICAO: KAAOFAA LID: AAO
Summary
Airport typePublic
OwnerWichita Airport Authority
LocationWichita, Kansas
Elevation AMSL1,421 ft / 433 m
Coordinates37°44′51″N 097°13′16″W / 37.74750°N 97.22111°W / 37.74750; -97.22111
Runways
DirectionLengthSurface
ftm
18/366,1011,860Concrete
Helipads
NumberLengthSurface
ftm
H15015Concrete
Statistics (2006)
Aircraft operations38,300
Based aircraft108
Source: Federal Aviation Administration[1]

Colonel James Jabara Airport (ICAO: KAAOFAA LID: AAO) is a public airport located nine miles (14 km) northeast of the central business district of Wichita, a city in Sedgwick County, Kansas, United States.[1] It is named in honor of World War II and Korean War flying ace James Jabara, an American of Lebanese descent who has the distinction of being the first American jet ace.

Although most U.S. airports use the same three-letter location identifier for the FAA and IATA, Colonel James Jabara Airport is assigned AAO by the FAA but has no designation from the IATA (which assigned AAO to Anaco, Venezuela). The airport's ICAO identifier is KAAO. [2] [3]

Facilities and aircraft[edit source | edit]

Colonel James Jabara Airport covers an area of 600 acres (243 ha) which contains one runway and one helipad:[1]

For 12-month period ending May 31, 2006, the airport had 38,300 aircraft operations, an average of 104 per day: 97% general aviation and 3% air taxi. There are 108 aircraft based at this airport: 60% single engine, 28% multi-engine, 9% jet aircraft, 1% helicopters, 1% ultralights and 1% military.[1]

References[edit source | edit]

  1. ^ a b c d FAA Airport Master Record for AAO (Form 5010 PDF), retrieved 2007-03-15
  2. ^ Great Circle Mapper: KAAO - Wichita, Kansas (Colonel James Jabara Airport)
  3. ^ Great Circle Mapper: AAO / SVAN - Anaco, Venezuela

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