Pittsburgh Northeast Airport

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Pittsburgh Northeast Airport

(West Penn Airport) (Rock Airport)
Airport typePublic use
OwnerAlaskan Property Management Co LLC
ServesPittsburgh / Tarentum, Pennsylvania
LocationIndiana Township, West Deer Township, Pennsylvania
Elevation AMSL1,063 ft / 324 m
Coordinates40°36′13″N 079°49′34″W / 40.60361°N 79.82611°W / 40.60361; -79.82611Coordinates: 40°36′13″N 079°49′34″W / 40.60361°N 79.82611°W / 40.60361; -79.82611
9G1 is located in Pennsylvania
Location of airport in Pennsylvania
Direction Length Surface
ft m
17/35 3,550 1,082 Asphalt
Statistics (2011)
Aircraft operations2,982
Based aircraft20

Pittsburgh Northeast Airport (FAA LID: 9G1) is a privately owned, public use airport in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, United States.[1] The airport is located 12 nautical miles (14 mi, 22 km) north-northeast of the central business district of Pittsburgh,[1] in West Deer Township. The airport is located a few miles north of Pittsburgh Mills shopping mall.

This airport was included in the National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2009–2013, which categorized it as a general aviation facility.[2] It was originally known as West Penn Airport.[citation needed]

Facilities and aircraft[edit]

Pittsburgh Northeast Airport covers an area of 149 acres (60 ha) at an elevation of 1,063 feet (324 m) above mean sea level. It has one runway designated 17/35 with an asphalt surface measuring 3,550 by 100 feet (1,082 x 30 m).[1]

The property went through a major overhaul between 2000 and 2004, and can now accommodate larger aircraft.[citation needed] The airport's former runway, designated 2/20, had an asphalt surface measuring 2,645 by 36 feet (806 x 11 m).[3]

For the 12-month period ending November 23, 2011, the airport had 2,982 aircraft operations, an average of 248 per month: 99% general aviation and 1% military. At that time there were 20 aircraft based at this airport: 95% single-engine and 5% multi-engine.[1]

The airport was bought for $9 million in 2014 by Alaskan Property Management, a subsidiary of Management Science Associates, after the former owner filed for bankruptcy.[4]

As of March 2019 no aircraft are using the facility.[5]


On May 11, 2011 shortly after 1:45pm two students, a science teacher, and a pilot attempted a takeoff on runway 35. They went off of the end of the runway and fell off of the bank.[6]


  1. ^ a b c d e FAA Airport Form 5010 for 9G1 PDF. Federal Aviation Administration. Effective May 31, 2012.
  2. ^ "2009–2013 NPIAS Report, Appendix A: Part 4" (PDF). National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems. Federal Aviation Administration. October 15, 2008. Archived from the original (PDF, 1.61 MB) on June 6, 2011.
  3. ^ "9G1 – Rock Airport". FAA data republished by AirNav. February 16, 2006. Archived from the original on February 26, 2006.
  4. ^ "West Deer officials left to wonder about status of airport property". 13 March 2019.
  5. ^ "West Deer officials left to wonder about status of airport property". 13 March 2019.
  6. ^ "Home".

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