Chester Airport

Chester Airport (ICAO: KSNC, FAA LID: SNC) is a public use airport located three miles (5 km) southwest of the central business district of Chester, a town in Middlesex County, Connecticut, United States. It is privately owned by Whelen Aviation.[1] It is included in the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2017–2021, in which it is categorized as a general aviation facility.[2]

Chester Airport
Airport typePublic
OwnerWhelen Aviation
LocationChester, Connecticut
Elevation AMSL416 ft / 127 m
Coordinates41°23′02″N 072°30′21″W / 41.38389°N 72.50583°W / 41.38389; -72.50583Coordinates: 41°23′02″N 072°30′21″W / 41.38389°N 72.50583°W / 41.38389; -72.50583
SNC is located in Connecticut
Location of airport in Connecticut/United States
SNC is located in the United States
SNC (the United States)
Direction Length Surface
ft m
17/35 2,566 782 Asphalt
Statistics (2000)
Aircraft operations20,800
Based aircraft115

Although most U.S. airports use the same three-letter location identifier for the FAA and IATA, Chester Airport is assigned SNC by the FAA but has no designation from the IATA (which assigned SNC to General Ulpiano Paez Airport in Salinas, Ecuador).[3][4]

Facilities and aircraftEdit

Chester Airport covers an area of 146 acres (59 ha) which contains one asphalt paved runway (17/35) measuring 2,566 x 50 ft (782 x 15 m).[1]

For the 12-month period ending August 21, 2000, the airport had 20,800 aircraft operations, an average of 56 per day: 80% general aviation and 20% air taxi. There are 115 aircraft based at this airport: 87% single engine, 9% multi-engine, 3% helicopters and 2% ultralights.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d FAA Airport Master Record for SNC (Form 5010 PDF), effective 2007-07-05
  2. ^ "List of NPIAS Airports" (PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. 21 October 2016. Retrieved 27 November 2016.
  3. ^ Great Circle Mapper: KSNC - Chester, Connecticut
  4. ^ Great Circle Mapper: SNC / SESA - Salinas, Ecuador (General Ulpiano Paez Airport)

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