Recently my husband and I decided to private fly to a new airport: Aeroflex–Andover Airport (FAA 12N). We’ve been up to Sussex County multiple times, but we’ve never flown. We’ve flown to Morristown as well as Lincoln Park, so we thought it would be fun to fly to Aeroflex–Andover Airport.
The Aeroflex–Andover Airport is a challenging airport to land as the runway is less than 2000 feet and sandwiched between two large lakes. If you misjudge the runway, your plan might go swimming.
What makes the Aeroflex–Andover Airport equally as cool is it’s within walking distance Kittatinny Valley State Park in Sussex County.
The Aeroflex–Andover Airport measures 1,981 by 50 feet. For my friends that aren’t familiar with regular runways, most commercial runways (airport runways) are around 8000 feet. So, it’s short.
When we left, it was reasonably windy with scattered thunderstorms and showers throughout the day. While we never encountered any thunderstorms, we could see them 5 miles off to the distance. Once we landed back in South Jersey, a massive storm came through about 20 minutes later.
From the Flying W Airport in Medford (14N), it’s only about 35 minutes to the Aeroflex–Andover Airport (12N). It takes over 2 hours to drive the distance since you are going up and around. Generally speaking, short trips like that are never any shorter; we just do it because it’s fun. So it was awesome that it took us about 70 minutes once the wheels were up versus 4 hours of driving.
If you like hiking, then the Aeroflex–Andover Airport is a fun airport to private fly too. Kittatinny Valley State Park is within a half-mile from the Aeroflex–Andover Airport. We plan to go back and run there sometime. Aeroflex–Andover Airport is up there with one of my favorite airports to fly too so far. It’s a beautiful view plus there is plenty to do.
Here are a few photos on the way up to Private Flying to Aeroflex-Andover Airport:
A few photos from the general South Jersey and Philadelphia Area:
What did we do once we got to Aeroflex-Andover Airport?
Parked the plane and decided to briefly check out Kittany State Park and order diner takeout (which thankfully they delivered right to Aeroflex-Andover Airport airport).
In all, it was a great day and I look forward to going back.
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