Rochelle Municipal Airport (ICAO: KRPJ, FAA LID: RPJ), also known as Koritz Field, is a city-owned public-use airport located two nautical miles (2.3 mi, 3.7 km) south of the central business district of Rochelle, a city in Ogle County, Illinois, United States. It is included in the FAA's National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2011–2015, which categorized it as a general aviation facility.Although many U.S. airports use the same three-letter location identifier for the FAA and IATA, this facility is assigned RPJ by the FAA but has no designation from the IATA.
== Facilities and aircraft ==
Rochelle Municipal Airport covers an area of 113 acres (46 ha) at an elevation of 781 feet (238 m) above mean sea level. It has one runway designated 7/25 with an asphalt surface measuring 4,225 by 75 feet (1,288 x 23 m).For the 12-month period ending February 28, 2011, the airport had 12,000 general aviation aircraft operations, an average of 32 per day.
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