Orange County Airport
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“Orange County Airport provides a user friendly atmosphere supportive of the development of general aviation. The airport strives to afford the citizens of Orange County an environment that fosters pride and economic development including promotion of aeronautical education and training that benefits our nation’s defense and commercial transportation system. Orange County Airport is a responsible steward of the investment made by citizens in their airport.”
The Orange County Airport is a public use, general aviation airport operated under the supervision of the County's Public Works Department. It is located five miles northeast of the Town of Orange on State Route 20. It has a 3,200 foot runway and will accommodate turboprop and propeller driven aircraft of 12,500 pounds or less. The airport is equipped with an Automated Weather Observation System (AWOS III) to provide pilots with real-time weather data to promote safe operations.
Available on the site is an aircraft refueling capability for both JET A and 100 Low Lead Octane aviation gasolines. During normal terminal hours full service fueling is available and off hours self service fueling capability is available.
The County offers 10 T-hangars for lease and 19 paved and 17 grass tie-down spots to facilitate aircraft based at the airport. High speed wireless internet connectivity through public access computer or personal lap top computers is available at no charge. In 2004 Tracey Corporation built an additional 18 modern T-hangars for lease to private citizens and businesses. 33 aircraft are currently based at Orange Airport.
The airport is the home of a nationally renowned jump club that rents a large County owned hangar and conducts public and private jump activities at the airport. SkyDive Orange, Inc., under the terms of its lease, will build a new hangar to house its aircraft and conduct operations.
The airport is in the midst of a local, state, and federally funded Airport Capital Improvement Program (ACIP) that continues to enhance the capability to serve public, private, commercial, and industrial users. The ACIP currently extends into fiscal year 2011 and includes $9.2 million worth of new projects, of which $586,000 is projected to be paid with County funds. Managing execution of the ACIP is a major function of the Airport Department. Click here for ACIP details.