Pipestone Municipal Airport (ICAO: KPQN, FAA LID: PQN) is a city-owned public-use airport located one mile southeast of the central business district of Pipestone, a city in Pipestone County, Minnesota, United States.
== Facilities and aircraft ==
Pipestone Municipal Airport covers an area of 295 acres (1.19 km2) and contains two runways designated 18/36 with a 4,306 x 75 ft (1,312 x 23 m) asphalt surface and 9/27 with a 2,522 x 221 ft (769 x 67 m) turf surface. For the 12-month period ending August 31, 2016, the airport had 8,200 aircraft operations, an average of 22 per day: 99% general aviation and less than 1% military.
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