Since 1950, the number of general aviation airports in New Jersey has dropped by almost half. Newton Airport in Sussex County is the latest GA airport to close. A large number of airports in New Jersey are privately owned, which are at a greater risk of being closed. "You've got a lot of privately owned airports that have done a great job serving the needs of the aviation community (in New Jersey)," said Greg Pecoraro of AOPA. "We are concerned that every year it seems like one or two drop out of service."
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