Avey Field State Airport
|Avey Field State Airport
Avey Field State/Laurier Airport
|IATA: none – ICAO: none – FAA LID: 69S|
|Owner/Operator||Harold & Elaine Slagle|
|Location||Canada-United States border|
|Time zone||PST (UTC−08:00)|
|• Summer (DST)||PDT (UTC−07:00)|
|Elevation AMSL||1,655 ft / 504 m|
Also known as Avey Field State/Laurier Airport, it is one of four airports that straddle the United States and Canadian border (the other three are Whetstone International Airport, Piney Pinecreek Border Airport, Coronach/Scobey Border Station Airport). The airport is shared by the State of Washington and the Province of British Columbia. Both the United States Customs Service and Canada Border Services Agency have offices conveniently located on U.S. Route 395 and British Columbia Highway 395 adjacent to the parking area. The airport was managed by the Washington State Department of Transportation (Aviation Division) until August 2012, when management transferred to its private owners.
Laurier consists of the customs office and a post office. Little remains to indicate the thriving mining community of the 1890s. The nearest motels and recreational sites are located in Canada at a distance of 4 miles (6.4 km).
The Canadian recreational community of Christina Lake is 6.5 km (4.0 mi) north along Highway 395 and the Crowsnest Highway/Highway 3, while Orient, Washington, is approximately 10 mi (16 km) south along U.S. Route 395.
Facilities and aircraft
The unattended airport is at an elevation of 1,655 ft (504 m) above mean sea level and covers 10 acres (4.0 ha). The Gravel runway 17-35 measures 1,975 by 40 feet (602 x 12 m). It is marked with retro-reflective devices, but both shoulders are soft and rough.
Mountains and hills surround the airport and there are trees on both approaches. An overflight to verify field conditions and to rule out obstructions (such as pedestrians, vehicles or animals) is recommended. The field is usually open from June 1 to October 1.
- FAA Airport Master Record for 69S ( PDF), effective 2009-07-02.
- Canada Flight Supplement. Effective 0901Z 24 July 2014 to 0901Z 18 September 2014
- "Avey Field no longer under state management". Washington State Department of Transportation. August 10, 2012.
- Avey Field State Airport at WSDOT Aviation (Includes aerial photograph)
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