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Allegheny County Airport (KAGC) - Jet Charter Services

Pittsburgh, the “Iron City” on three rivers in western Pennsylvania, is home to the Museums of Carnegie – and champion professional sports teams, the Pittsburgh Steelers, the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Whether chartering a private business jet for an event, a trade show, the innovation and culture of Carnegie or the beer and hotdogs in one of the city’s major league stadiums, Allegheny County Airport is the general aviation airport in the midst of it all. Two fixed base operators are there to take care of you when you land at Allegheny County (AGC or ICAO: KAGC), the private air travel hub of western Pennsylvania.

Allegheny County Airport

Allegheny County Airport. Picture Source.

Airport Information for Allegheny County Airport (KAGC, AGC)

AIRPORT INFORMATION
ICAOKAGC
IATAAGC
LOCATIONPittsburgh, PA, United States
FACILITY TYPEAIRPORT
Runway Length (ft) Width (ft) Surface Type Elevation (ft)
05/23 2547 100 ASPH-F 1251.18033
10/28 6501 150 CONC-G 1251.18033
13/31 3825 100 CONC-G 1251.18033
H1 47 45 CONC-G 1251.18033

Landing at Allegheny County Airport

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FBOs at AGC

Like many reliever airports in major cities, Allegheny County Airport, which is eight miles southeast of downtown Pittsburgh, started out as the main airport in its city. It remained that way until Pittsburgh International Airport opened in 1952.

Allegheny County is used by privately owned or corporate business jets and serviced by:

Corporate Air LLC

Located just eight miles south of the city, Corporate Air provides FBO services at AGC, the closest airport to downtown Pittsburgh. Its amenities include:

  • Open 24/7, 365 days per year
  • Large ramp with quick, easy access to all runways
  • Private, on-ramp passenger pick-up/drop-off for limousines
  • Preferred rates on local hotels and limousines
  • Hangar space
  • Gourmet catering
  • Spacious, clean and comfortable facilities
  • 2 conference rooms
  • Pilot’s lounge with massage chairs

Voyager Jet Center

Voyager Jet Center has a newly constructed FBO facility and boasts of its modern conveniences. Amenities include:

  • Richly appointed interior with spacious waiting area for departing and arriving passengers
  • Wi-Fi
  • 18,000 square foot heated hangar
  • Plane side valet service
  • Brand new crew cars
  • Complimentary shuttle service
  • Closed circuit passenger access monitoring
  • Drive through porte-cochere with valet service
  • Conference room
  • 24-hour service and security
  • Pilot lounge with sleep room
  • Concierge services

AGC history

When Allegheny County Airport was built in art deco style in 1931, it was the most modern in the world and had the longest paved runway. It is believed to remain the most perfectly preserved art deco air terminal in the world.

Celebrities and dignitaries, including presidents and movie stars, stopped there on transcontinental trips, which then were made with a dozen refueling and picking-up-passengers (or air mail) stops. It was a far cry from today’s non-stop five-hour flights across the country.

The intricate tile work, steel accents and art deco sign lettering seen by those early air travelers remain today. A compass set into the floor remains as do the original wooden benches.

Allegheny County Airport was built on an old slag heap and then expanded with an addition of two wings in 1936. Its art deco style – both inside and out – was designed by architects Stanley L. Roush (the original terminal) and Henry Hornbostel (the addition).

Fortunately, Allegheny County never had to be rebuilt or remodeled because the larger Greater Pittsburgh International Airport (now, simply Pittsburgh International Airport) replaced it in 1952, unlike many former commercial airports that weren’t replaced until many decades later. It remains an art deco masterpiece.

Today, the Allegheny County Airport is one of the busiest in Pennsylvania and has some 50,000 takeoffs and landings a year.

The airport has been used as the scene of some Hollywood movies. In 2004, it played the airport where Richard Gere met with the mayor in “The Mothman Prophecies.” In 1986, the airport and terminal were used in “Gung Ho,” starring Michael Keaton. In 2017, the hangar and ramp areas were used in “Last Flag Flying.”

Rent a private jet to AGC

There are many events in Pittsburgh that are worthy of flying or chartering a private business jet in to see. The city’s largest convention center, the 1.5-million-square-foot David Lawrence Convention Center, has been host to many large events since opening in 2003 – it has twice hosted the National Rifle Association convention; the AFL-CIO national convention and the National Urban League. In 2009, it hosted the G-20 summit. And then, there are, of course, all the Steeler football, Pirate baseball and Penguin hockey games to attend.

Also of interest:

The Pittsburgh International Auto Show

This annual event held in February at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center is known as the showcase for the latest and most exotic cars from manufacturers such as Ferrari and Lamborghini. It is also the place that auto makers show the latest in safety features designed for drivers that are increasingly distracted by their digital devices.

The PAN Fall Coin Show and Convention

This annual show for coin collectors is held in September. It features interesting speakers and topics on coins and coin collecting – even from shipwrecks. A recent speaker talked about the S.S. Central America project and its discovery of $200 million of gold coins and bullion found on the Ship of Gold shipwreck of 1857 is considered one of the largest gold discoveries ever located with an estimated value of $200 million of gold coins and bullion. There is also coin grading available at the show.

InventHelp’s INPEX

Americas Largest Invention Show is held every summer at Carnegie Mellon University. It features inventors from all over the world. Attendees of this unique show include companies that market, license, distribute or manufacture new products. The event is in the process of making itself more useful to educating inventors about the process.

Heinz History Center

Since 2000, the History Center has been an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution. As part of this long-term partnership, the History Center and Smithsonian collaborate on a wide variety of projects, including museum exhibitions, public programs, educational opportunities, and publications.

PPG Paints Arena

Come here to watch the Pittsburgh Penguins play or a favorite entertainer perform.

PNC Park

This is the home of the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Heinz Field

Another Pittsburgh venue named after the ketchup-maker Henry Heinz, it is the home of the Pittsburgh Steelers, and is also where athletic teams from the University of Pittsburgh play. Concerts and special events are also held at Heinz Field.

Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh

Formerly called the Carnegie Institute, the Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh have four separate components.

For those who think of dinosaurs when they think of the Carnegie Institute, the first stop should be at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History, which opened in 1895. It is home to one of the largest dinosaur collections in the world and is considered one of the best natural history museums in the United States. It “maintains, preserves, and interprets an extraordinary collection of artifacts, objects, and scientific specimens used to broaden understanding of evolution, conservation, and biodiversity.”

Other relics at the museum include artifacts from ancient Egypt, minerals and exotic wildlife taxidermy.

Steel tycoon Andrew Carnegie was an evolutionist with a love of dinosaurs – and a lot of money to spend. He funded paleontology expeditions, including those in the late 1890s in the western United States that led to the discovery of a dinosaur that was named after him the Diplodocus Carnegii. Those early expeditions unearthed hundreds of crates of fossils to start his dinosaur collection.

Also among the Carnegie Museums is The Andy Warhol Museum, which tells his story and explores his legacy. His works, from the 1940s until his death in 1987, are displayed on five floors. There are so many that the display is often changed. The museum also has a permanent film and video gallery of his work on the fourth floor.

The other two Carnegie Museums are the Carnegie Museum of Art and the Carnegie Science Center.

Some Cool Pittsburgh trivia

There is no longer any commercial passenger service at Allegheny County Airport, although, it certainly isn’t because the runways aren’t long enough or the service good enough for jets that size.

In May 2017, a Boeing 737 bound for Pittsburgh International from Orlando ran low on fuel as it circled in a holding pattern, waiting for a break in an ongoing air show to land. The plane and its 143 passengers were diverted to Allegheny County Airport – and then bused the 18 miles to their original destination.

Andrew Carnegie was neither born nor died in Pittsburgh. It’s just where he made his money – in steel. He was, by the way, born in Scotland and died in Massachusetts.

Pittsburgh is located at the confluence of three rivers, the Ohio, the Monongahela and the Allegheny Rivers. {The Monongahela and the Allegheny join to form the Ohio.) The word Monongahela is believed to have come from the Unami Indian tribe’s word for “falling banks,” referring to the instability of the river’s banks.

Pittsburgh often claims the title of having the most bridges in the world. That’s not quite true but it does have a lot of bridges – 446 – over the three rivers it surrounds. While what exactly constitutes a bridge – foot, bike, vehicle, a board laid over a creek – isn’t agreed upon, it’s likely that Hamburg, Germany; Amsterdam, Netherlands; and New York City all have more bridges than Pittsburgh.

FBOs and Handlers at Allegheny County Airport, KAGC, AGC

NAME ADDRESS PHONE WEBSITE
Corporate Air  15 ALLEGHENY COUNTY AIRPORT  (412) 469-6800   
Raytheon Aircraft Services    (501) 399-4500   
Voyager Jet Center  1901 Lebenon Rd West
Mifflin, PA 15122
 
(877) 933-5996   

METAR Weather Data at Allegheny County Airport, KAGC, AGC

STATIONKAGC
OBSERVEDTue Nov 20, 23:53 UTC
NOWTue Nov 20, 23:58 UTC
AGE5 min ago
WINDW at 7 mph, gusting to 18 mph
VISIBILITY10 miles
CLOUDSovercast
TEMP34°F (1°C)
WIND CHILL28°F (-2°C)
DEWPT28°F (-2°C)
HUMIDITY81%
BAROMETER1020 hPa (30.13 in Hg)
METARKAGC 202353Z AUTO 26006G16KT 10SM OVC045 01/M02 A3013 RMK AO2 SLP219 60000 T00061022 10011 20006 51014

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