Wiley Post Airport

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Wiley Post Airport
Airport type Public
Owner City of Oklahoma City
Operator Oklahoma City Airport Trust
Serves Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Elevation AMSL 1,299 ft / 396 m
Coordinates 35°32′03″N 097°38′49″W / 35.53417°N 97.64694°W / 35.53417; -97.64694
Website WileyPostAirport.com
Direction Length Surface
ft m
13/31 4,213 1,284 Concrete
17L/35R 7,198 2,194 Concrete
17R/35L 5,000 1,524 Asphalt/Concrete
Statistics (2005)
Aircraft operations 82,367
Based aircraft 453
Sources: airport website[1] and FAA[2]

Wiley Post Airport (IATA: PWAICAO: KPWAFAA LID: PWA) is a city-owned public-use airport located seven nautical miles (13 km) northwest of the central business district of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.[2]

It was named after Wiley Post, the first pilot to fly solo around the world, and holds the distinction of being named after a person who died in an airplane crash (as does the city's other major airport, Will Rogers World Airport - both men died in the same crash in 1935).

It is the FAA-designated reliever airport for Will Rogers World Airport and serves business and corporate air travelers and functions as a lively center for general aviation. In addition, the northwest Oklahoma City airport provides a thriving environment for aviation-related industry.

In 2007 Wiley Post logged 74,519 flight operations. This figure accounts for only those operations logged by the air traffic control tower which is open daily from 7 A.M. until 10 P.M.

The airport provides a base for over 300 aircraft in its fully leased hangars. These range from single and twin engine planes to turboprop and jet aircraft. A growing number of licensed private pilots consider Wiley Post their airport home, and their activities give the facility a strong community orientation.


  1. ^ Wiley Post Airport, official site
  2. ^ a b FAA Airport Master Record for PWA (Form 5010 PDF), effective 2008-06-05

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