West Bend Municipal Airport
|West Bend Municipal Airport|
|IATA: ETB – ICAO: KETB – FAA LID: ETB|
|Owner||City of West Bend|
|Serves||West Bend, Wisconsin|
|Elevation AMSL||887 ft / 270 m|
|Source: Federal Aviation Administration|
West Bend Municipal Airport (IATA: ETB, ICAO: KETB, FAA LID: ETB) is a city owned, public use airport located three nautical miles (6 km) east of the central business district of West Bend, a city in Washington County, Wisconsin, United States.
Facilities and aircraft
- Runway 13/31: 4,494 x 75 ft. (1,370 x 23 m), Surface: Asphalt. This runway has a left traffic pattern. It is equipped with a 4-box VASI on the left side of both runways. Both ends have Runway End Identification Lights, and have runway lights controllable via the CTAF. Runway 31 has a localizer with a frequency of 108.9.
- Runway 6/24: 3,897 x 75 ft. (1,188 x 23 m), Surface: Asphalt. This runway has a left traffic pattern. It does not have any visual slope indicators, nor does it have runway end identifier lights.
- Helipad H1: 100 x 100 ft. (30 x 30 m), Surface: Asphalt. This helipad has left traffic. There are blue perimeter lights.
For the 12-month period ending May 18, 2010, the airport had 56,000 aircraft operations, an average of 153 per day: 71% general aviation, 18% military, and 11% air taxi. At that time there were 106 aircraft based at this airport: 77% single-engine, 11% multi-engine, 9% military, 2% jet, and 1% helicopter.
West Bend Air operates the FBO (fixed base operator) and provides 100 octane low lead fuel as well as Jet-A fuel. Rental aircraft, a pilot's lounge, a weather office and a gift shop are also located on field and operated by West Bend Air.
The West Bend Airport can be found on the Chicago sectional chart on the North side. The airport has a non-directional beacon (NDB), as well as a very high frequency omni directional radio (VOR), both on field. The Kettle Moraine NDB (LLE .-.. .-.. .) has a frequency of 329 KHz. The West Bend VOR (BJB -... .--- -...) has a frequency of 109.8 MHz.
West Bend Municipal Airport has a UNICOM frequency of 122.8 MHz, manned by West Bend Air Inc. This frequency is also the common traffic advisory frequency (CTAF). An AWOS is available on 120.0 MHz, which provides wind, visibility, sky conditions, and the altimeter. The weather for this airport can also be found in the form of a METAR on various online aviation weather sites. The controlling agency is Chicago center, but services are also available from Milwaukee approach or Milwaukee departure on 125.35 MHz. IFR flights can also contact clearance delivery on 124.75 MHz.
Immediately overlying the airport is Class G Airspace. A ring approx. 14 miles in diameter, centered on the field, of Class E Airspace begins at 700 feet above ground level (AGL) and meets Class A Airspace at, but not including, 18,000 feet MSL. The outer ring of Milwaukee's Class C Airspace begins approx. 17 miles south-southeast of the field, with Waukesha County Airport and Lawrence J. Timmerman Airport's Class D Airspace beginning 18 miles south-southwest and 14 miles south (respectively) of the field.
The nearest special use airspace is Restricted Airspace R-6903, which is superimposed over the Minnow MOA (Military Operations Area), approx. 20 miles east and northeast of the field, over Lake Michigan.
- FAA Airport Master Record for ETB ( PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. Effective November 15, 2012.
- "Airline and Airport Code Search (ETB: West Bend)". International Air Transport Association (IATA). Retrieved May 16, 2013.
- "2011–2015 NPIAS Report, Appendix A" (PDF, 2.03 MB). National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems. Federal Aviation Administration. October 4, 2010.
- West Bend Air Inc.
- PDF at Wisconsin DOT Airport Directory
- West Bend Air, the fixed base operator (FBO)
- Aerial image as of March 2000 from USGS The National Map
- FAA Terminal Procedures for ETB, effective March 6, 2014
- Resources for this airport: