Wheatland County Airport (ICAO: KHWQ, FAA LID: HWQ) is a county-owned, public-use airport located two nautical miles (4 km) northwest of the central business district of Harlowton, a city in Wheatland County, Montana, United States. It is included in the National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2011–2015, which categorized it as a general aviation airport.Although many U.S. airports use the same three-letter location identifier for the FAA and IATA, this facility is assigned HWQ by the FAA but has no designation from the IATA.
== Facilities and aircraft ==
The airport covers an area of 160 acres (65 ha) at an elevation of 4,311 feet (1,314 m) above mean sea level. It has one runway designated 8/26 with an asphalt surface measuring 4,200 by 60 feet (1,280 x 18 m).For the 12-month period ending July 19, 2011, the airport had 2,275 aircraft operations, an average of 189 per month: 92% general aviation, 6% air taxi, and 2% military.
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