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Newport State Airport
is a public airport
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located three miles (5 km) southwest of the central business district
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Newport is a city in and the shire town of Orleans County, Vermont, United States. As of the 2000 census, the city population was 5,005. The city contains the largest population of any government in the county, yet encompasses the smallest area....
, a city in Orleans County
Orleans County is one of the four northernmost counties in the U.S. state of Vermont. It borders Canada. In 2010, the population was 27,231. Its county seat is Newport. As in the rest of New England, few governmental powers have been granted to the county...
Vermont is a state in the New England region of the northeastern United States of America. The state ranks 43rd in land area, , and 45th in total area. Its population according to the 2010 census, 630,337, is the second smallest in the country, larger only than Wyoming. It is the only New England...
, United States
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. It is owned by the State of Vermont.
Facilities and aircraft
Newport State Airport covers an area of 540 acres (218.5 ha) which contains two asphalt
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According to ICAO a runway is a "defined rectangular area on a land aerodrome prepared for the landing and take-off of aircraft." Runways may be a man-made surface or a natural surface .- Orientation and dimensions :Runways are named by a number between 01 and 36, which is generally one tenth...
s (5/23 and 18/36), each measuring 4,000 x 100 ft (1,219 x 30 m).
For the 12-month period ending August 18, 1997, the airport had 7,140 aircraft operations, an average of 19 per day: 97% general aviation
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and 3% military. There are 17 aircraft based at this airport: 88% single engine and 12% multi-engine.
Until the 1970s, Newport city owned the airport. They sold it to the state of Vermont.
On August 14 - August 15, 2004 the airport served as the site of Coventry, the former final live concert appearance by the musical group Phish
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, attended by tens of thousands of fans.