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Wed, Jan 18, 2012

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (01.18.12): Piston-Use Airport

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Piston-Use Airport

Any airport that does not sell Jet-A fuel for fixed-wing turbine-powered aircraft, and primarily serves fixed-wing, piston-powered aircraft. Incidental use of the airport by turbine-powered, fixed-wing aircraft would not affect this designation. However, such aircraft should not be based at the airport. (AC 150/5200-33A)

FMI: http://aviationglossary.com/airport-term-definition/piston-use-airport/

 


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