Bremerton National Airport

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Bremerton National Airport
Airport type Public
Owner Port of Bremerton
Serves Bremerton, Washington
Elevation AMSL 444 ft / 135 m
Coordinates 47°29′25″N 122°45′53″W / 47.49028°N 122.76472°W / 47.49028; -122.76472Coordinates: 47°29′25″N 122°45′53″W / 47.49028°N 122.76472°W / 47.49028; -122.76472
PWT is located in Washington (state)
Location in Washington
Direction Length Surface
ft m
1/19 6,000 1,829 Asphalt
Statistics (2007)
Aircraft operations 108,000
Based aircraft 156

Bremerton National Airport (IATA: PWTICAO: KPWTFAA LID: PWT) is eight miles southwest of downtown Bremerton, in Kitsap County, Washington.[1] It is owned by the Port of Bremerton.[1] The National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2011–2015 categorized it as a general aviation facility.[2]

It is the largest airport on the Kitsap Peninsula with an all-weather, fully lit 6,000-foot runway.[3] It was known as Kitsap County Airport until July 1, 1983.[3]


During World War II Kitsap County Airport was used by the United States Navy as an outer landing field for NAS Seattle.[4] Military use continued throughout the Cold War and it would occasionally host temporary detachments of aircraft from the Navy.[5]

BNA has a second runway which has been closed for some time. The second strip has been used as a drag strip by Bremerton Motorsports Park.[6] In 1954, Kitsap County Airport was the site for the SCCA Seafair Nationals. This was Ferrari’s debut on a Northwest track at a time when the company was just starting to dominate west coast sports car racing.[7]


The airport covers 1,729 acres (700 ha) at an elevation of 444 feet (135 m). Its one runway, 1/19, is 6,000 by 150 feet (1,829 x 46 m) asphalt.[1]

In the year ending May 31, 2007 the airport had 108,000 aircraft operations, average 295 per day: 99% general aviation, 1% military, and <1% air taxi. 156 aircraft were then based at this airport: 88% single-engine, 6% multi-engine, 2% jet, 2% helicopter, 1% glider, and 1% ultralight.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e FAA Airport Master Record for PWT (Form 5010 PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. Effective November 15, 2012.
  2. ^ "2011–2015 NPIAS Report, Appendix A" (PDF, 2.03 MB). National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems. Federal Aviation Administration. October 4, 2010. 
  3. ^ a b "Port of Bremerton celebrates the grand re-opening of the Bremerton Marina on May 31, 2008." N.p., n.d. Web. 3 July 2010. <>.
  4. ^ "Abandoned & Little-Known Airfields: Washington, Seattle area." Abandoned & Little-Known Airfields. N.p., n.d. Web. 3 July 2010. <>.
  5. ^ "Enterprise." Naval History and Heritage Command. N.p., n.d. Web. 3 July 2010. <>.
  6. ^ "Bremerton Motorsports Park Home Page." Bremerton Motorsports Park. N.p., n.d. Web. 3 July 2010. <>.
  7. ^ Baer, Arnie. "1954: The First Ferrari Invasion." Rudow Specialty Publishing. Rudow Specialty Publishing, n.d. Web. 3 July 2010. <>.

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